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cargo-partner starts weekly-twice Ludhiana-Europe LCL service via Slovenian port Koper

August 24, 2020: The international logistics firm cargo-partner has started a new weekly-twice less-than-container-load (LCL) service from Ludhiana via Nhava Sheva and Slovenian port of Koper in the Mediterranean to Europe.

This is in addition to weekly or more frequent LCL services from Delhi, Ahmedabad, Bangalore and Mumbai.
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This is in addition to weekly or more frequent LCL services from Delhi, Ahmedabad, Bangalore and Mumbai.

August 24, 2020: The international logistics firm cargo-partner has started a new weekly-twice less-than-container-load (LCL) service from Ludhiana via Nhava Sheva and Slovenian port of Koper in the Mediterranean to Europe.

This is in addition to weekly or more frequent LCL services from Delhi, Ahmedabad, Bangalore and Mumbai. Goods coming from these regions are consolidated in Nhava Sheva and shipped directly to Koper. From there, cargo-partner handles transport to the container freight station in Ljubljana, capital of Slovenia, as well as further distribution to numerous countries in Central and South-eastern Europe.

The company has strengthened its LCL service offering with new connections from India, Thailand and Vietnam via Koper to Europe.

Asia to Port of Koper
With cargo-partner’s sea freight consolidation service via the Slovenian port of Koper, the logistics provider offers a faster alternative to shipping to Southern Europe via Northern ports such as Hamburg or Bremerhaven.

In recent months, cargo-partner has expanded its LCL services via Koper with new connections from Nhava Sheva in India, Lat Krabang in Thailand and Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. Port-to-port transit times average around 18 days from Nhava Sheva, around 25 days from Lat Krabang and around 25-28 days from Ho Chi Minh City to Koper.

Stefan Krauter, chief executive officer, cargo-partner, said, “The new routing via Koper fits very well into our long-established service portfolio of seven direct own consolidation lines from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore, our faster consolidation services via the Iron Silk Road, our airfreight and FCL setup and the e-commerce distribution centre next to Ljubljana airport. The Koper services allow us to offer significant time savings compared to routings via Northern ports, and our iLogistics Center in Ljubljana provides the ideal hub for fast distribution. Thanks to our own consolidation service, we have direct control over handling at origin and destination.”

Faster, safer & more reliable
“Despite the turbulences of Covid-19, we have been able to offer regular weekly departures. This premium service is not only faster but also safer and more reliable than other options, as the containers are shipped directly without reloading, which means minimal risk of damage and delays,” he added.

Automotive, engineering and metal industries
“Thanks to the short transit times we can offer with this service, it is gaining popularity not only in Southern Europe but also in other European countries like Poland and the Czech Republic. At the moment, we are handling a lot of heavy cargo from the automotive, engineering and metal industries on this route. However, this service is also a convenient and reliable option for sensitive cargoes and goods from other industries.”

FCL to LCL
“Due to the effects of COVID-19, we have seen reduced sea freight volumes in the past several months, which tend to lead to a shift from FCL to LCL shipments. With our flexible buyer’s and shipper’s consolidation services, we can bundle low-volume shipments from different suppliers and effectively transport them as FCL shipments, ensuring speed and security. In fact, our LCL consols enjoy priority and special protection over normal FCL containers, so this is a convenient option for customers with urgent transports, especially during these times of blank sailings and limited capacities,” he continued.

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