For sea freight customers with smaller freight volumes, a. hartrodt is significantly expanding the popular weekly groupage services. The latest direct connection: Since the beginning of 2023, the international freight forwarder has been offering cost-effective less than container load (LCL) between Hamburg and Veracruz (Mexico) with a vessel transit time of 16 days. "A lot is happening in the direction of Latin America," says Matthias Pichler, General Manager Sea Service Center at a. hartrodt in Hamburg. Since mid-2022, a. hartrodt has also expanded the LCL network with Hamburg-Montevideo (29 days transit time port-to-port) plus onward routing to Asunción (Paraguay).
60 LCL containers per month from Hamburg to the world
LCL shipments to Latin America have proven successful for automotive parts, for example. "Basically, we consolidate goods of all kinds for regular departures from Hamburg by direct service or in transit via global sea freight hubs," says Marcel Cohrs, Seafreight Manager Germany at a. hartrodt in Hamburg. "We ship around 60 LCL containers a month from Hamburg to destinations worldwide," adds Matthias Pichler.
LCL shipments to Southeast Asia are increasingly in demand
Via a network with own LCL containers, a. hartrodt has been serving for decades San Antonio (Chile) as reliably as Auckland (New Zealand) or Melbourne and Sydney (Australia) plus many destinations in the Far East and Southeast Asia by direct service. In addition, there are numerous transit services with fixed schedules, for example via Singapore. Consolidated container shipments to Southeast Asia are increasingly in demand, according to Matthias Pichler. For all weekly LCL transports, a. hartrodt guarantees individual flexibility plus added value: "With us, the customer gets everything from a one-stop shop with fast turnaround times. We have our own warehouses and container freight stations as well as reliable partners," says Matthias Pichler.
Marcel Cohrs announces the next expansion phase for the second quarter of 2023: "In future, we will ship LCL containers to New York and forward them throughout the USA." In parallel, a consolidated container service to Port Jebel Ali in Dubai is planned "with distribution on the Arabian Peninsula".