If your supply chain strategy needs a more flexible solution our Less than Container Load (LCL) services are the most cost-effective way of serving your customers at the lowest cost.
The first and most significant advantage of less-than-container-load (LCL) freight is that you only pay for the space you use, which means it is the most cost-effective means of shipping there is.
Sending smaller shipments, gives you the flexibility to match the flow of product with customer demand, avoiding inventory cost and keeping your freight costs low.
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If your supply chain strategy needs a more flexible and asset-light setup than it did a few months ago our Less than Container Load (LCL) services are the most effective, because we combine multiple shipments to maximize the loading capacity of the container for a lower overall cost.
Upon arrival, the container gets devanned, and separate shipments sent to their final destination.
LCL shipping is particularly beneficial to small/midsize shipments. It secures the maximized use of the shipping space and regular flow to your supply chain.
– Cost-effective rates
– Scheduled departures
– Suitable for retail, automotive, and e-commerce industries
– Schedule delivery timeline
LCL combines cargoes from several shippers to use the full container capacity. It saves freight costs and helps the environment with better utilization and efficiency.
Services are flexible; trucks collect cargoes from different shippers and deliver to container stations for loading and shipping to the destination.
COVID-19 has changed the business environment for many industries, increased demand for flexibility and strengthened focus on cash flow.
5 shipping tips for LCL:
1. Reduce stock level for rapidly changing customer demands and absorb less capital
2. Lower storage / procurement means a quicker turnover of inventory
3. Increase flexibility & adjust to the market development in sales
4. Buy/ship the volumes needed, not more/not less
5. Excess stock can lead to goods being sold at a reduced price
Keep stock in transit and not in the warehouse to increase efficiency and save costs.
NGL offers direct LCL services and scheduled departures from China. LCL maximizes the loading utilization, saving cost and, reduces CO2 emission.
Our Asia team manages several destinations. We are also arranging buyers consolidation, converting individual LCL consignments into cost-effective FCLs, and undertake 20’ to 40’ unit conversations at factory premises.
LCL transit times
From Shanghai ports
– Felixstowe – 30 days
– Hamburg – 30 days
– Gothenburg – 38 days
– Los Angeles – 14 days
– Chicago – 20 days
– Atlanta – 32 days
– Sydney – 16 days
From Hong Kong ports
– Felixstowe – 28 days
– Hamburg – 36 days
– Gothenburg – 34 days
– Los Angeles – 18 days
– Chicago – 28 days
– Atlanta – 28 days
– Sydney – 15 days
Our team helps review your buying patterns and shipment plans to save freight costs and reduce environmental impact.