Feb. 28, 2013
-- DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist within Deutsche Post DHL continues to expand its global network of its direct Less than Container Load (LCL) service with the recent launch of two new services connecting Nhava Sheva in India with Lodz, Poland and Santos, Brazil. The introduction of these weekly direct LCL services not only ensures faster transportation of freight from Nhava Sheva to Lodz and Santos, but also enables effective reduction in CO2 emissions by 17 per cent and 9 per cent respectively, due to shorter distances and reduced cargo handling.
By offering a substantial reduction in transit time of 29 days from Nhava Sheva to Lodz and 38 days to Santos, DHL offers a consistent and cost-effective ocean freight solution accompanied by reliable management systems that control shipping transactions and give full tracking visibility to its customers.
“Our new services once again demonstrate our commitment to strengthen our network and support the needs of our customers. By expanding our service offerings geographically we ensure a timely and controlled delivery of door to door services which include pick up at origin, consolidation and deconsolidation along with customs clearance,” said Thomas Tieber, CEO - South Asia, DHL Global Forwarding.
All LCL services are accompanied by DHL’s first-class IT solutions such as DHL Track & Trace and other tools to allow full visibility throughout the whole supply chain. For complete peace of mind, DHL also facilitates insurance services to customers as a value-added service. DHL’s Shippers Interest Insurance (SII) covers losses or damages of all cargo transported by DHL, as well as transportation costs.
DHL currently operates the world’s largest LCL network with close to 2,000,000 cubic meters of LCL freight handled annually via 45,000 point-pairs. As a global leader in LCL, DHL carries more than 97 per cent of its total volumes in house. The in-house systems and strong global network enables the control of cargo flow, information flow, speed, accuracy, cost efficiency and reliability. Going beyond port to port, DHL LCL service also offers a complete end-to-end supply chain management that includes pick-up at origin, consolidation and deconsolidation, delivery at destination and customs clearance.
 Less than Container Load (LCL) refers to smaller amounts of ocean freight cargo that are insufficient to fill a Full Container Load (FCL) on its own. The service is widely used by customers across many industries as it offers greater flexibility in the management of supply chains by being able to ship smaller quantities on a timelier basis.