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

  • Transit time for LCL transports reduced by five days
  • – Fixed weekly departures


Mumbai, February 9, 2015: DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist within Deutsche Post DHL, is launching a new weekly direct service for groupage containers between India and Germany. 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.

“Germany is India’s number-one EU trade partner. The launch of this new LCL route connecting Tuticorin to Hamburg will further facilitate foreign trade between the two countries and support the growing needs of small and medium enterprises. This will be particularly beneficial to companies in the textile, chemical, metal, leather and electronics sectors, who will benefit from the reduced transit time of our new service.” said Samar Nath, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding India.

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.

Customers get 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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