On this picture you see a Rhenus ocean freight port from above On this picture you see a Rhenus ocean freight port from above

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.

On this graphic you see Rhenus port getting ready for a LCL shipping.

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.

Ocean Freight Options for Your LCL Shipment

You can choose between these ocean 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 sending your LCL with Rhenus

  • 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.

Rhenus in the Netherlands maintains close relationships with preferred sea freight 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 in the Netherlands 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.


Any questions?

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

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