Less-than-Container Load (LCL)

Simplify your supply chain and ship smaller volumes by sea and land.

Smaller shipping volumes – greater flexibility

In logistics, containers are the measure of all things. But what if your goods don’t fill an entire container? With Less-than-Container Load (LCL), we now also offer you the option of shipping smaller volumes by sea and land. We consolidate your cargo with that of other shippers into one container and then transport it to its destination via our global LCL network.

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From port to port and from door to door

And of course we also offer you our other services along with LCL, such as cargo tracking, simple handling and transparent prices. Our team will make sure that your goods reliably reach their destination worldwide. From port to port and from door to door.

Your benefits:

More cost-effectiveness

With LCL, you can ship smaller volumes at any time – without having to resort to air freight or wait until the container is full. Yet another advantage: you don’t need any capacity to temporarily store goods that are ready for dispatch.

More reliability

With LCL, you can set reliable weekly sailing times for your consignments – to or from trading hubs worldwide.

More consolidation

For less frequented destinations, simply de- or reconsolidate by trans-shipping via our hubs. You can consolidate cargo from multiple countries of origin into a single container headed to a shared destination.

At a glance

Over 10,000 trade corridors around the world
800+ weekly LCL sailings covering the most important global trades and inland hubs
Uninterrupted cargo tracking from origin to destination
High transit-time reliability
Single point of contact
LCL solutions tailored to your needs

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You would like to learn more about Hamburg Süd and about what else we can do for you? Don't hesitate to contact us – our experts will be happy to help you at any time.

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