DHL launches LCL ocean service from India to Germany


DHL Global Forwarding announced plans to launch a weekly direct service for groupage containers between India and Germany. The new service is expected to reduce the transit time for LCL transports from Tuticorin, India, to Hamburg, Germany from 33 to 26 days.

The new service stands as a further extension to DHL’s LCL network which comprises 45,000 point pair combinations and annual consolidated groupage shipments of close to 2m cu m. The India to Germany service will be an end-to-end supply chain management solution and includes customs clearance, pickup services and consolidation in the country of origin, and deconsolidation and delivery services at the destination.

“As India’s largest trading partner in Europe, Germany has consistently been among India’s top ten global trade partners in the last few years and we continue to see a growing demand for goods from India to Germany. Our new LCL service addresses this demand and is the perfect solution for our customers who require smaller shipments and faster transit times, particularly in the textile, chemical, metal, leather and electronics sectors,” said Kelvin Leung, CEO, Asia Pacific, DHL Global Forwarding.

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