The international transport and logistics provider has once again expanded its range of LCL solutions and introduced new weekly sea freight consolidation services from China and India to Rotterdam, serving various destinations in Western Europe.
As ports and warehouses in Northern Europe are still facing heavy congestions and service issues, cargo-partner has recognized the need to provide more flexibility to its customers and expand its range of services in the region. To combat these challenges, the logistics provider has introduced new weekly LCL services from the key Asian gateways Shanghai, Shenzhen and Nhava Sheva to Western Europe via the port of Rotterdam. The new services allow for more flexible planning and considerable time savings compared to transit via German main ports.
“Many of our customers are currently facing cost pressure and looking for a reliable solution for their import shipments from Asia – especially for destinations in Western Europe, which are typically very competitive,” explains Felix Miletich, Corporate Director Product Management Sea Cargo LCL at cargo-partner. “With our LCL services via Rotterdam, we can provide a stable alternative to congested ports in Northern Europe and achieve synergies on the last mile for shipments from various origins.”
One of many cargo-partner-owned consolidation services
The service via Rotterdam is one of many sea freight consolidation services that are fully controlled by cargo-partner, ensuring high flexibility and minimal risk of damages for the logistics provider’s customers. cargo-partner’s door-to-door solutions include pre-and on-carriage by road, customs clearance and comprehensive logistics services through the company’s European warehouse network.
After deconsolidation at a dedicated warehouse in Rotterdam, customers benefit from fixed truck departures at least once per week for deliveries throughout Europe. While the service mainly targets Western European countries like Germany, Belgium, Sweden, the UK, Ireland and Spain, it can also provide an interesting alternative for customers in Central European destinations such as Austria, Italy, Slovenia, Slovakia, Hungary and the Czech Republic.
Strategic focus on LCL and Western Europe
As one of the leading providers of LCL transports in Central and Eastern Europe, cargo-partner operates its own weekly LCL consolidation lines from more than 20 Asian and East-Mediterranean countries to its Ljubljana hub. In addition, the company will also continue to service Germany with its “Adria Express” service connecting Asia to Europe via Koper, Rijeka and Trieste. Another well-established, cargo-partner-owned LCL consolidation service links China and Germany by rail, using Duisburg as a regional gateway for east- and westbound transport.
Looking ahead, the logistics provider has placed a strategic focus on strengthening its network in Western Europe, with the new LCL service via Rotterdam representing just one aspect of cargo-partner’s growing portfolio or air, sea, road transport and warehousing solutions in the region.