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DHL launches new LCL service for ocean freight containers from India to Hamburg

DHL Global Forwarding is launching a new weekly direct service for groupage containers between India and Hamburg

The new service will reduce the transit time for LCL (less than container load) transports from Tuticorin, India, to Hamburg from 33 to 26 days.

Fast LCL service

“Trade in goods between India and its number-one EU trade partner Germany is on a positive trend. We’re observing growing demand from our customers for transports from India. With the new LCL service, we’re meeting this demand,” said Volker Oesau, CEO DHL Global Forwarding Middle Europe. “In particular, companies in the textile, chemical, metal, leather and electronics sectors will benefit from the expansion of our LCL network.”

World’s Largest LCL Network

DHL Global Forwarding is constantly expanding its LCL network, which currently comprises 45,000 point pair combinations and annual consolidated groupage shipments of close to two million cubic meters. From Asia alone, consolidations are being moved from 45 terminals to 56 European container freight stations every week. In its capacity as a “Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier” (NVOCC), the company operates the world’s largest LCL network for LCL ocean freight on fixed schedules and in-house controlled. According to DHL, customers benefit from a complete and uninterrupted supply chain management, including customs procedures, pickup services and consolidation in the country of origin, and deconsolidation and delivery services at the destination.

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