Setting a new course
Place orders for LCL shipments online quickly and easily, saving time and resources
The permanent change in customer requirements and the increasing number of logistics networks has significantly altered the shipment structures. This results in shorter product life cycles and fragmented order quantities of customers. As a consequence, retailers try to keep their stocks as low as possible.
Thanks to our independent network we set standards in terms of handling quality, lead-times and provision of tracking information so that any customer who does not have either the time or the quantities to consolidate their cargo up to a full container load can use KN LCL to directly ship their goods as part loads. This enables our customers to reduce inventory levels through smaller order sizes and to source from different suppliers (smaller batches).
LCL, an abbreviation of Less than Container Load, refers to small ocean freight shipment that is not require the capacity of an ocean container. A freight forwarder may create a "Consolidation" by putting together multiple LCL shipments. Fare is calculated by Weight or Measure. On the other hand, FCL is an abbreviation of Full Container Load, a shipment which require full ocean containers by a shipper.
This service enables goods from multiple vendors to be merged resulting in full containers and improving overall transportation product flows. Buyers can place smaller order quantities more frequently and benefit from cost saving and lower storage charges at destination. With Kuehne + Nagel managing the loading of containers, more efficient utilization is achieved, resulting in lowering overall unit transportation costs. This applies to freight loaded in our container freight stations and for supervised factory loads, where necessary.
During peak seasons, consolidation planning allows space and equipment to be secured in advance¬¬ avoiding delays and bottlenecks in the supply chain.
Automated cargo on-hand reporting can be used to prioritise and optimise container loading based on destination requirements. Container manifests can be transmitted automatically as soon as product is confirmed on board enabling pre-planning of container de-consolidation and receiving.