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Shipment consolidation is the process of combining multiple shipments from different vendors to reduce transportation costs. Shipments are transported in one container, thus reducing the price of transportation. These types of shipments are also called LCL - Less than Container Load.
Consolidation of cargo, where a consolidator combines individual LCL shipments from various shippers into one full container shipment. They are mostly different shipments, where different vendors are combined into one shipment, shipping carriers delivers cargo to one destination.
The goods of different vendors are consolidation to the container freight station (CFS), and the delivered goods are loaded into the full container for consignment to the destination. Also known as Buyer's Consolidation Load (BCL). The BCL is an efficient, cost-effective option for customers seeking to consolidation cargo.
During the organization of shipment consolidation, freight forwarders prepare separate waybills for each consolidated shipment, as well as a consolidated list with a loading list. In the consolidation list, the sender is the consolidating freight forwarder and the recipient is the re-consolidating freight forwarder.
It is unprofitable to transport a small amount of cargo from Asia to USA or from USA to Asia. For this reason, it is better to use the shipment consolidation option.
At the beginning, the cargo is delivered to the warehouse, where it is consolidated into a container together with other cargoes. The cargo is usually also transported by truck.
The container is then sent out. Usually, this happens at sea, but in case of consolidation inland, the container is delivered to the port using a car, train or inland voyage.
When the shipment arrives at the destination port, it is transported to a warehouse where it is then reunited. Finally, the product is delivered to the respective recipient.
Consolidation allows to transport smaller shipments (for example, on several pallets) from distant areas at a favorable price.
In times of crisis, this is the right solution. It is also a unique convenience for smaller exporters.
The dense network makes it possible to consolidate shipments within national and international connections.
Moreover, it is a safe way of cargo transportation.
Collecting shipments to one transport method starts with one freight bill, one cargo number, one customs clearance and one company that handles transport services.
Buyer consolidation is also an interesting way of freight consolidation. It is mainly the largest logistics operators that offer this option. It involves combining a large number of combined shipments from different suppliers, located near one port, for one recipient.
Buyer console or buyer consolidation is used primarily to reduce shipper costs when handling shipments from multiple suppliers at roughly the same time - usually over a period of weeks or a month.
Although the two processes are very similar, there are many differences between buyer console and consolidation shipping. Please read on for more information.
Consolidation shipping involves the consolidation of many different shipments from different shippers to different consignees based on a shared destination hub.
Buyer consolidation involves the consolidation of multiple shipments for the same buyer or consignee.
The LCL shipping process may require multiple consolidation and unconsolidation points.
The buyer's console only needs to be unpacked at the final destination, as all components will be shipped to the same final discharge port.
The LCL shipping process is controlled by the buyer and is subject to deadlines and cut-off dates that specify transit times.
Buyer consolidation provides the buyer with more control.
Reduced origin and destination charges - no destination CFS (consolidator charges) if full containers are delivered to your own warehouse for final unpacking. Depending on the size of your shipment, origin charges may also be lower in the buyer's console as it is usually a per container rate for port drayage, receiving and loading, while in LCL shipments it is variable and usually charged on a per container meter basis.
More control over routing and schedules for full container shipments - you can choose specific ship dates and loading dates based on options provided by the freight forwarder/NVOCC.
Lower per-kilogram rates for air shipments - If you need multiple air shipments, your freight forwarder can consolidate these shipments in one warehouse, offering higher weight and larger volume shipments, resulting in lower per-kilogram rates.
When purchasing goods from multiple suppliers in the same country of origin. A buyer's consolidation service is ideal when the consignee (usually the buyer of the shipment) is purchasing items from multiple suppliers in the same country. Buyers do not want to bear the burden of tracking multiple ocean or air shipments, or the destination costs of separate customs clearance for multiple LCL shipments. They also do not want to incur the destination charges of traditional consolidation shipments, which may include destination consolidator and destination CFS charges.
When you have multiple shipments in the same time frame. Buyer's consolidation shipments are also ideal for multiple air or ocean shipments of up to eight weeks. These can be combined into one shipment to save money and hassle. The only time it gets expensive is when the storage costs of storing these individual shipments accumulate from the freight forwarder's warehouse, which can sometimes exceed the cost of multiple LCLs or a single air shipment.
When the shipment is not particularly urgent. The urgency is not as high for shipments, so there is time to consolidate enough freight to make the console worthwhile for the buyer.
Compared to multiple LCL (less-than-container load) or FCL (full-container-load) shipments, the consolidation process allows shippers to increase load rates and reduce overall transportation costs. Typically, these consolidation services are handled by freight forwarders, who are also usually licensed NVOCCs.
At STU Supply Chain, our buyer consolidation services are available to customers worldwide. We look forward to providing the right experience for shippers and consignees.
STU Supply Chain's consolidation solutions include: ① multi-countries consolidation; ② multi-vendor consolidation. We providing you with a number of cost benefits, allowing containers to be fully utilized at a lower cost and a reduced transit time.
We employ a robust global network and a strong partnership with leading booking agencies around the world, allowing us to provide cost-effective consolidation services for our multi-national customers.
We, with full of passion and ambition, can offer our customer all – aspect and whole-process one-stop integrative logistics service. With our global network and modern facility warehouse, we can provide our customer LCL consolidation service to or from all over the world.
We offer the following buyer consolidation services:
1) Single or multiple vendor coordination & consolidation at economic way
3) Size measurement and weight and cargo allotment
4) Accurate, complete documentation
5) Coordination and co-load with other co-loaders
6) Loading & devaning
7) Split D/O ,CUSTOM CLEARANCE and door-to-door service
8) China consolidation warehouses and USA / Canada local warehouses for buyer consolidation
9) Originating, shipping and destination freight management services for all modes of transportation
10) Consolidation cargo by sea freight or air shipping
Benefits of our buyer's consolidation services:
1) The professional team of STU Supply Chain has rich experience in transportation and integration, always focusing on improving container utilization and transportation efficiency.
2) STU Supply Chain has a long-term cooperative CFS warehouse in China.
3) STU Supply Chain provides Buyer's Consolidation Services from China to USA for more than 10 years.
· By means of consolidation cargo, we can save shipping cost, local charges in China and local charges in destination.
· Consolidate cargo from verious suppliers into one B/L shipping.
· Warehouse facilities in China to collect and load cargo.
· Local charges will be shared by FOB suppliers
· Import charges will be greatly saved as one shipment.
Any other extra charges for consolidation cargo?
1. Inland transportation charges and warehousing fee will be possible more.
2. We try our best reduce inland transportation charges via chossing suitable warehouse (closed to the biggest goods), and avoid the arehousing via choosing suitable time.
How do you choose the warehouse?
Depend on where is your goods. Usually it will be consolidated in the place where most of your goods located.
How you deal with if goods damaged?
When goods arrived our warehouse, we will check if goods is well, and when loading goods. And we suggest you to buy insurance as well, when goods damaged during transportation, insurance company will compensate you as per their rules