You can see a lot of stacked containers at a port from above
You can see a lot of stacked containers at a 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.

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 airfreight shipments, not only reducing costs but also improving your environmental footprint.

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. 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.

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.

Any questions?

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

You can see a port from above
You can see a port from above

More Flexibility, Less Costs – LCL Ocean Freight

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