LCL SHIPPING: LESS-THAN-CONTAINER-LOAD LOGISTICS

Less-than-container-load (LCL) describes ocean freight shipments of lower volume that do not require full-container capacity. Multiple shipments from different customers are grouped in order to create a consolidation, enabling cost advantages.
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OUR LCL SERVICES - YOUR ADVANTAGES

The consolidation of multiple shipments from different customers means you share the transportation costs in comparison to full container loads (FCL). Furthermore, LCL ocean freight is a great economical alternative for less time-sensitive air freight shipments, not only reducing costs but also improving your environmental footprint.

FREIGHT OPTIONS FOR YOUR LCL SHIPMENT

The Rhenus Group is one of the leading logistics service providers for ocean transport. With 820 business sites in more than 50 countries, we can provide end-to-end supply chain services and transit time optimization at competitive prices – even in peak seasons. Our impeccable ocean freight solutions cater to a wide array of requirements for multiple commodities and industries. We maintain close relationships with numerous shipping lines through preferred space carrier programs, enabling us to provide competitive prices with guaranteed space and sailing schedules. 

Rhenus Greater China offers multiple weekly direct consolidation services to numerous locations in Europe, with distribution services covering the entire region. With our own gateway located at Hilden (close to Dusseldorf), in Central Germany and our own trucking network, we can offer door-to-door services while maintaining high quality control. We also offer import consolidation services to major ports in Greater China, including Shanghai, Hong Kong, Ningbo and Shenzhen. Our excellent customer service professionals are available to answer your queries, including real time update of your shipment status.  
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BENEFITS OF SENDING YOUR LCL WITH RHENUS

  • Competitive rates - The best possible rates tailored to your needs without hidden costs
  • Single point of contact - Excellent customer service with regular updates of cargo status
  • In-house assets - Global network with in-house services for excellent quality

QUALITY YOU CAN COUNT ON

The Rhenus core carrier programme provides the best possible transit times, space and equipment availability in combination with cost advantages for its customers’ LCL shipments.

Rhenus Greater China maintains close relationships with preferred shipping companies. As a result, we can always offer the required cargo space at competitive prices – even in peak season. Additionally, your planning security can be guaranteed through fixed timetables with punctual groupage departures from Asian ports.

Our commitment to punctual deliveries

Rhenus provides worldwide LCL services at competitive prices. End-to-end solutions within a global network guarantee supply chain and transit time optimisation.

Also, our lean and regulated processes ensure on-time delivery at any given station and allow efficient forwarding by truck, rail and inland barge via our hubs.

Rapid LCL Services


Rhenus presents our new Rapid LCL Service from China to USA. This service connects the two biggest economies with almost half the lead times as normal LCL. Simplified pricing and transparent rates for your benefits. With choices of Shanghai and Ningbo on the origin side, and over 25 destination destinations in the US, Rapid LCL is the best option for your fast-paced businesses. 

ANY QUESTIONS?

Our experts are always there for you. If you wish, we will also call you back - convenient and straightforward.