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LCL Shipping: Less-Than-Container-Load Logistics

Less-than-container-load (LCL) suggests ocean freight shipments of lower volume that do not occupy a full-container capacity. Many shipments from respective customers are combined to create a consolidation, achieving cost advantages.

 Our LCL Services – Your Advantages

Our LCL Services – Your Advantages

The consolidation of many shipments from various customers allows you to split the transportation costs, differing from full container loads (FCL). Besides, LCL ocean freight is an ideal economical alternative for less time-sensitive airfreight shipments as it also improves your environmental footprint on top of cost-savings.

Freight Options for Your LCL Shipment

You can choose between these freight options: Seaport-to-seaport, door-to-door, seaport-to-door or door-to-seaport transport. 

Out of the thousand direct services that the Rhenus Group features, Rhenus New Zealand offers more than 50 import and export lanes for premium and weekly consolidation services from Europe to New Zealand and vice versa. 

Local expertise and in-depth experience allow us to provide tailored solutions for varying industry needs. Our reliable customer service includes trustable operational support and one point of contact will attend to any shipment enquiries – including unusual assignments.

Quality you can count on

The Rhenus core carrier programme provides the best possible transit times, warehouse space and logistics equipment availability on top of cost advantages for its customers’ LCL shipments.

Rhenus New Zealand has close relationships with preferred shipping companies, which allows us to offer the required cargo space at competitive prices – even in peak season. Furthermore, your planning security is guarantee through fixed timetables with punctual groupage departures from European and Asian ports.


Benefits of sending your LCL with Rhenus

  • Supply chain optimisation with fixed departures and reliable transit times
  • Competitive and flexible pricing – our services are cost-effective and designed with maximising profitability in mind
  • One point of contact – one reliable and experienced expert will be in charge per project and will be with you every step of the way
  • Reliable operational support – transport experts will take care of your shipment, so you can take care of your business
  • Global service at competitive prices
  • Centralised control tower operation
  • The Rhenus gateway service is globally orientated and locally-focused
  • Support in opening up new markets

Reliable transit times

Rhenus New Zealand provides international LCL services at competitive prices. Our end-to-end solutions within a global network guarantee supply chain and transit time optimisation.

Besides, our lean and regulated systems assure punctual delivery at the various station, and shipment arriving at European seaports is forward quickly by truck, rail and inland barge from our hubs.


Value Added Services for LCL

Warehousing Services

Labelling, Packing, Palletising, Sorting, Weighing, Measuring, Physical Inspection and Inventory Management


Track and Trace

Reliable and secure global track and trace system


Customs Clearance

We uncomplicate customs rules for seamless transfers and faster transactions


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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