We are living in unpredictable times with unpredictable markets. In order to ensure that you take the maximum advantage of your Ocean Freight transportation from India, we suggest that you choose carefully between a Full Container Load (FCL) or a Less than a Container Load (LCL) – Groupage cargo transportation.
FCL means that you will have a container exclusively for your cargo shipping. The maximum capacity of the standard 20 or 40-foot container is 33 and 67 cubic meters respectively.
When your cargo takes up less than half a container, it stops being cost-effective.
For those companies who are just starting their trade cooperation with Indian partners and have only a few pallets to transport LCL cargo shipping could be the best option.
LCL is an essential part of your smart logistics mix. It helps to save your money, minimize your inventory levels and improve your cash flow. LCL costs are normally calculated by volume, usually in cubic meters (CBM).
Hence, the more space you need, the more you pay. Mind that the rates are most often formed based on the minimum billed volume concept.
The final cost of an LCL cargo delivery from India depends on the terms of your contract with the supplier and includes at least the following elements:
- delivery from the supplier to the LCL consolidation warehouse
- sea freight
- mandatory weighing charges
- terminal handling costs
- security fee
- documentation fees
- export and/or import customs clearance.
You might also have a more strategic reason to choose LCL freight services. For instance, your storage or dispatch facility is unable to store large amounts of cargo, you frequently ship small orders to customers in widely dispersed locations, or you want to keep inventory levels lean and therefore, work only with smaller inbound and outbound shipments.
Like full container loads, you can ship most types of goods as LCL freight: equipment, electronic components, spare parts, non-hazardous chemicals, textiles, clothing, leather, furniture, furnishings, agricultural goods, etc.
Use the Agora Freight online platform that integrates the variety of possible routes and rates for LCL shipment from India.
Timesaving, convenient features of the platform include: fast results on LCL freight quotation requests, access to a vast logistics network, digital freight forwarding tools that help to simplify all transport related work, transparent, easy to understand quotes, 24/7 customer support team.
Agora Freight offers a weekly service for consolidated shipments from India to Russia from Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Kolkata, Chennai, Cochin, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kanpur, Madras, Mumbai, New Delhi, Nhava Sheva, Tuticorin and other major cities and ports.
Estimated time of LCL shipping to Russia using the port-to-port scheme is 32-50 days, depending on the actual routing.
We will offer in the cost of shipping from India, as well as related value added services such as cargo insurance and customs clearance.
At Agora Freight our priority is to ensure that our customers enjoy a seamless transportation service from India to Russia.
We offer a reliable, simple, and fast service. Get your LCL freight online quote now!