LCL (Less Container Load) is a term used in international maritime cargo transportation, used when transporting goods of various customers in one direction on one vehicle, when each customer's shipments have a smaller volume than is required to fill an entire container, it is this method of cargo delivery that we will consider.
If you need to transport a small cargo that cannot be sent by regular mail, and air transportation or transportation in a separate container is impossible due to the high cost, thensending a combined cargo is what you need. Combined transportation allows you to reduce the cost of delivery of small-sized cargo as we combine different batches into one container, which allows everyone to pay only for their cargo and not overpay for empty space in the container.
What should be the dimensions of the cargo in order for it to be accepted for collective dispatch?
In accordance with the world standard, if the volume of transportation does not exceed half the volume of the container (for example, a standard 20’ container has a volume of 33.2 m3), combined transportation is used. However, from practice it can be said that to send bulk cargoes with a volume of more than 10 m3unprofitable.
The first link in the chain of transportation of combined cargoes is the consolidation of small shipments of several senders in a consolidation warehouse, which serves as a starting point for regular transportation of combined cargoes. The delivery time of the cargo varies depending on the period of completion of the batch and the route of the transport.
We carry out transportation of combined cargoes from all countries of the world: China, Japan, Thailand, Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam. India, Australia, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia, USA and Europe.
We contact you, clarify the missing information, then contact our agents in China, they pick up the cargo from the seller and send it to the consolidation warehouse, then the cargo is carefully formed, sent to the port of Vladivostok, customs clearance is carried out correctly and the goods are delivered to your warehouse by the transport company that you choose.
According to the points, the scheme for buying and receiving a small batch of goods should look something like this:
Search and purchase of goods from the seller
Transportation of goods from the seller's warehouses to the sender's consolidation warehouse for picking up the batch
Cargo handling in the warehouse
Customs clearance for export
Preparation of documents for transportation
Sending of the combined cargo to the destination country
Customs clearance in the destination country
Registration of documents required for the subsequent sale or use of the goods
Delivery of goods to recipients at the specified address
Find out the cost of delivery of the combined cargo by filling out a small form.
Not all dangerous goods (falling under the IMO classification and having a UN number - that is, flammable, combustible, explosive, radioactive, etc.)accepted for transportation as part of combined cargo.Loads from 1 to 7 hazard class are not accepted, MSDS in English is required for hazard class 8 and 9, documents such as test report and certificate of transport are required for batteries.