Kempten, Germany—As the groupage leader in the German and European markets, Dachser operates a close-knit overland transport network. But the logistics provider's closely integrated groupage network extends to sea freight, too. In 2018, 26 new Less than Container Load (LCL) connections will be launched. Dachser is increasing the frequency of departures for six of its existing services from every two weeks to every week.
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 a weekly route from Shanghai in China to Santos in Brazil. Dachser will run routes out of Antwerp 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.
Dachser sees great potential in expanding its sea freight network for Dachser Interlocking: due to the close collaboration between Dachser Air & Sea Logistics and Dachser European Logistics, the company can offer its customers fully integrated logistics solutions comprising transport, warehousing, and value-added services. Dachser 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.
About Dachser USA Air & Sea Logistics: Founded in 1974, Dachser USA Air & Sea Logistics Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of German-headquartered Dachser SE. The company is a leading global logistics provider employing 27,450 professionals with 409 locations in 43 countries and handling 80 million shipments weighing 38.2 million metric tons in 2016. Dachser USA Air & Sea Logistics is headquartered in Atlanta with locations in Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Memphis, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, Phoenix and St. Louis. Dachser USA Air & Sea Logistics offers optimal access to international markets and ensures seamless integration of all import and export activities via air or ocean to and from Europe, Asia and South America. For more information, visit www.dachser.us
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