LCL Consolidation

LCL consolidation process involves the movement of “Less Container Load” cargo from an Inland container Depot to a destination terminal. Consolidated shipping is a method of shipping where a consolidator combines individual LCL shipments from various shippers into one full container shipment. These types of shipments are priced based on volume and are consolidated to fit into full containers. LCL shipments are commonplace in supply chains. The sealed containers are opened at the hubs without any customs re-examinations. Consolidation requires flexibility, a customer-friendly attitude, an efficient organization and a reliable network of agents and container freight stations.

Regional hubs in the various regions receive full containers with consolidated cargoes for the local market but also for other destinations in the region. Shippers have been provided an opportunity to move the LCL consignments cheaply and quickly due to reduced transit times. Oftentimes, shippers will only use half or two-thirds of a trailer, but have to pay for the entire space. Consolidation services combine multiple LTL shipments that are heading in similar locations into a full truckload, and they pay only for the space their freight takes up. Where LTL uses a hub-and-spoke distribution method with multiple touchpoints, consolidation uses a model that significantly reduces the handling of the product as freight moves from shipper to consolidation center to receiver/consignee. With fewer touchpoints there’s less opportunity for products to be damaged. A consolidation strategy can help get the freight delivered where it needs to be, on schedule. A provider with large freight volumes can put a plan into place that puts the freight on a truck and on the road, better utilizing truck space and a swiffer transportation delivery model.

Our Company handles the entire shipping process, ranging from attaining port clearance to loading the container on-board a vessel. Upon reaching their respective destination ports, the containers are unloaded and the goods repacked and then delivered or released at Container Freight Station to their respective recipients. We strictly analyze operations from start to finish. Our team of focused and highly experienced professionals is committed to attain precision with every shipment, avoid mishaps, and considerably increase time efficiency.

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