LTL shipping is the best solution for everybody who wants to optimize expenses for transportation and logistics. In such a case, either a forwarding agent or a customer benefits. He won’t have to pay for FTL, just for his shot lot: its weight, and the volume of goods.
Fact: the cost of shipping is much lower for shot lots. This is due to the fact that a transport and logistics company takes several orders from customers at once and groups them to a one-way flow, so as to optimize fright costs.
«LTL» is the «Less-than-load» shipping. This term is used for the transportation of relatively small freight that occupies a portion of an entire trailer. These portions are consolidated on a logistics hub into one large consignment and sorted according to the direction of delivery. Only one freight vehicle is used for it, and it can be a railway rolling stock, an all-cargo aircraft, a load carrier vehicle, a sea craft.
Please, note: the LTL shipping in Russia is optimal only for small load of freight, and never — for large stores, because of their rising price.
Consolidated cargo transportation is advantageous for retail companies that recently entered the market. They want to ascertain demand for their product and reduce logistics costs. As for middle-sized companies, they use it to increase their income. Large business needs it as well, to grab new export markets.
International consolidated cargo transportation often needs a multimodal freight. Rail and sea transport are used to deliver goods to Korea, the USA, India, Japan, China. Motor transport is used to deliver goods to European countries: Poland, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Spain, Italy.
In order to generate accurate rates, we must weigh several important factors:
Depending on delivery requirements and freight, the less-than-truckload shipping is the best alternative for freight that doesn’t require a whole trailer. Order it in «M3 Logistics». Call us to find out more: +7 (495) 255-00-33.
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