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By offering weekly LCL consolidation box service from Hamburg to Chile,
DACHSER is enabling customers to take greater control of their supply chain
with flexible shipping choices that address their challenges. Our internal
systems and strong global network enable the enhanced control of cargo
flow, information flow, speed, accuracy, cost efficiency and reliability.
Managing Director, DACHSER Chile
LCL service from Haifa, Israel with portto-port transit times of around five days.
In addition, cargo-partner’s LCL service
offering includes a variety of other connections covering the origin regions
Asia and Sub-Sahara as well as destinations throughout Europe.
Demand for accelerated LCL services, in particular, is rising during the
COVID-19 pandemic as more and more
companies reduce their inventories to
a minimum. As a result, transport
shipments are becoming smaller and
fast transport of time-critical shipments is necessary.
Although expedited LCL services
are three to four times more expensive
per cubic meter of freight than traditional LCL, they offer air freight shippers that are currently pinched for capacity and seeing higher-than-normal
air transport rates due to the coronavirus pandemic, a rate that is two-thirds
of three-fourths cheaper, if extra days
can be allowed in the transit.
“Due to the effects of COVID-19,
we have seen reduced sea freight volumes i n t he past several mont hs,
which tend to lead to a shift from FCL
to LCL shipments. With our flexible
buyer’s and shipper’s consolidation
services, we can bundle low-volume
shipments from different suppliers
and effectively transport them as FCL
shipments, ensuring speed and security. In fact, our LCL consols enjoy
priority and special protection over
normal FCL containers, so this is a
convenient option for customers with
urgent transports, especially during
these times of blank sailings and limited capacities,” Krauter says.
Offering a faster maritime link
across the Pacific, leading LCL consolidator, ECU Worldwide- part of India’s
Allcargo Logistics, launched an LCL
express service from Shanghai and to
nine container freight stations (CFS)
throughout the US via the Port of Los
Angeles, towards the end of April.
The company’s XLERATE offering
uses Matson Navigation for a 10-day
transit between the two ports and ECU
claims this is the fastest port-to-port
time on the route.
LCL services are
three to four times
more expensive per
cubic meter of
traditional LCL, they
offer air freight
shippers a rate that
is two-thirds or
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