Dachser develops a close-knit international LCL network

Expanded sea freight network gives shippers an easier access to fully integrated logistics solutions

Dachser develops a close-knit international LCL network

As a leader in the German and European groupage markets, Dachser now extends its close-knit groupage network to sea freight. “This year, 26 new LCL connections will be launched. On six of the existing services, the frequency of departures will be increased from once every two weeks to once per week,” the group informs.

The appeal of LCL services comes down to timing: by coordinating the grouping of goods and the timing of fixed container trips between ports, customers benefit from improved planning, transit times, and transparency for their shipments. For example, shipments between Bangalore and Hamburg have a transit time of 22 days.

To date, Dachser has added the following fixed routes to its LCL groupage transports: weekly LCL services from Bremen to new destinations in the US (Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Boston, Houston, Atlanta, and Charlotte); from Hamburg to India (Nhava Sheva and Chennai); and from Hamburg to New Delhi as of June 1.

In the other direction, there are connections from Chennai and Nhava Sheva to Hamburg, which have been supplemented by connections from New Delhi and Bangalore to Hamburg. Another new connection is the weekly route from Shanghai in China to Santos in Brazil. And out of Antwerp, the group will run routes to Hong Kong, Veracruz, Singapore, Busan, and Nhava Sheva.

“Customers taking advantage of our LCL services benefit from attractive transit times, faster availability of goods at the city of destination, greater flexibility, and precise supply chain planning thanks to container management and direct sea connections,” says Günther Laumann, Head of Global Ocean Freight at Dachser.

Thanks to the close collaboration between the Dachser business units Air & Sea Logistics and European Logistics, the company can offer its customers fully integrated logistics solutions comprising transport, warehousing, and value-added services. The group handles pre-carriage through its comprehensive European network and is passing the benefits of grouping shipments on to its customers. Shipments can be tracked continuously from the supplier in Europe to a recipient anywhere in the world.