Worldwide Logistics Ltd. & Affiliates are offering companies freight forwarding tips on LCL & Consolidation services between Europe and the US.
MAYWOOD, NJ (PRWEB) OCTOBER 22, 2015
Worldwide Logistics Ltd., affiliates & agents have put together a list of suggestions on how to effectively utilize their new International Freight Forwarding services to/from Europe/US.
Using less-than-container load (LCL) services to ship smaller ocean freight volumes can reap large benefits. When it comes to ocean freight forwarding (http://worldwidelogisticsltd.com/services), many shippers strive for full container loads (FCL), believing that’s their best option for moving goods across the sea. Often, they’re correct—less-than-container load (LCL) shipments can cost considerably more. But as some shippers begin to take a broader view of their supply chains, they find that smaller shipments can be the most cost-effective choice for certain combinations of goods, order size, and market need.
Small- and mid-size businesses use LCL frequently because they simply don’t have the volume to fill a full load, and waiting until they do would mean missing delivery deadlines. LCL shipments are also typical for companies opening new markets or serving smaller ones. And sometimes manufacturing a product—say, a sparingly used but vital and perishable ingredient for hand cream—depends on a small but regular supply.
Retailers, especially apparel, are frequent LCL users, as are the automotive, oil and gas, chemicals, and e-commerce industries.
Top Industry Tips & Advantages LCL Provides include:
- Delineated costs. LCL makes it easier to allocate freight forwarding (http://worldwidelogisticsltd.com/services) costs because an LCL shipment’s order amount or cubic foot size is clear.
- Flexibility. The small order sizes enabled by LCL not only reduce inventory investment, they also give shippers flexibility.
- Speedier vessels. Transit time in consolidation will be fastest with LCL because consolidators can select vessels with direct routes or fewer stops as opposed to long routes with multiple stops.
- Preferential treatment. LCL consolidation containers move at higher freight rates than general commodity FCL, so carriers tend to give them preferential loading. Another reason: LCL container shipments are usually consistent in volume, and typically shipped port-to-port.
About Worldwide Logistics Ltd.
Worldwide Logistics Ltd. was formed with a single goal. That is to create a logistics company that could offer competitive and comprehensive solutions without compromising personal service. International & Domestic Freight Forwarding Services (http://worldwidelogisticsltd.com/) offered, include Ocean, Air, Truck & Rail service.
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