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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

Our gateway is strategically located in Hilden, Germany, where we consolidate shipments from the Eastern, Western and Northern part of Europe. This enables us to achieve synergies which are mutually beneficial for our customers and Rhenus Germany.

Freight Options for Your LCL Shipment in Germany

You can choose between these freight options: Seaport-to-seaport, door-to-door, seaport-to-door or door-to-seaport transport. Let us find the best possible option and route for your shipments.

Benefits of Rhenus Germany LCL Service

  • Worldwide service at competitive prices
  • The Rhenus gateway service – globally-orientated and locally-focused
  • Supply chain optimisation with fixed departures and reliable transit times
  • Centralised control tower operation
  • Support in opening up new markets

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.

The Rhenus Group 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 European and Asian ports.

Reliable transit times

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 cargo arriving at European seaports is quickly forwarded by truck, rail and inland barge via our hubs.

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OUR LCL SERVICE: YOUR BENEFITS

FLEXIBILITY

WE´VE GOT YOUR BACK!

We offer you flexibility through a customised product. Whether you have frequent shipments with our regularly scheduled consoles or need value-added services to complete your requirements – we've got your back!

SINGLE POINT OF CONTACT

ONE CONTACT – 33,000 EXPERTS!

We ensure smooth communication of complex logistics services with a customer-centric approach. With one person processing the whole shipment, we guarantee an efficient communication that saves time and enables quick solutions to all inquiries.

IN-HOUSE ASSETS

NO ONE ELSE BUT US!

Thanks to our various in-house assets, we can offer you flexible solutions that are 95 percent executed by us. We are in control of the entire supply chain, including space, pick-ups and sailing schedules. This ensures reliable quality, standards and transparency.

TRANSPARENCY

SEE RIGHT THROUGH US!

We want to give you full transparency on our service. This means no hidden costs, a trustful relationship and full supply chain visibility of your shipment. You are able to track deliveries in real time and therefore reduce the risk of potential issues.

ILS - INTEGRATED LOGISTICS SERVICES

WE ARE PROVIDING THE WHOLE PACKAGE!

In combination with LCL, we offer high value-added services such as the collection and delivery of goods through our Rhenus Road Network or the storage services.

RELIABILITY

YOU CAN COUNT ON US!

Our optimised processes and stable sailing schedules ensure reliable transit times and on-time delivery at any given station worldwide.

Any questions?

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