Less-than-container load (LCL) shipping has become part of the solution design to many supply chain challenges. LCL shipping provides shippers with cost and time savings as they face longer wait times at ports along with more last-minute-change needs, based on disruption and delays. In a recent global survey conducted by our team, shippers reported congestion [...]
Consumers now have higher expectations regarding their purchase experience—convenient pickup and delivery options; an increased demand for accurate, real-time visibility to their order; and easy to use, low cost transportation purchasing options are critical.
Less than container load (LCL) shipping is rapidly becoming a go-to service option for businesses seeking help in a complex global logistics industry. From transit uncertainty, consolidation of service providers, trade war complexity,
There’s no doubt that globalization has resulted in more complex and expansive supply chains. But at the same time, today’s customers also want to get their orders faster, so businesses must be more responsive. Staying ahead, then, often seems to mean balancing those two dueling demands. And among different global shipping options like air, ocean [...]
Have you ever played Tetris? If so, you already have some understanding of what it’s like to manage a consolidated shipment. Unlike Tetris, success is more than a blinking screen of lights—it’s building a global freight consolidation strategy that is solid, effective and consistent. As a result, you will save both time and money while [...]
The truncated times required for LCL shipments in comparison to FCL allow you to reduce your inventory and place order based on demand.
What is Consolidated Shipping & How Can Shippers Benefit? Partial shipments, or shipments that don’t fill capacity, are commonplace in supply chains. Outside of using highly specialized carriers, there is another option that can provide more opportunity for bottom line savings and increased efficiency: consolidated shipping. What is Consolidated Shipping? Consolidated shipping is a method [...]
41% of visitors answered they use more air in order to keep their inventories lean, the primary motivation behind this is to reduce spend.
Three Questions: Your Key to Saving in Global Forwarding | Transportfolio Want a quick “win” in global forwarding costs? Look at ocean cargo consolidation (less than container load, or LCL). It enables you to take the best advantage of space. But you’ll need to work with a forwarder that has specific LCL capabilities to get [...]