In response to the current ports congestions in the US West Coast resulting long dwell times and unreliable shipping schedules, Dachser launches LCL expedited service connecting China to the US with sharp cut on dwell time.
The new service is answering customers who are looking for a reliable solution upon the congestion issue at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, which has been happening since early February and is not expected to alleviate in short future. Capacity problems, labor challenges, long dwell times and unpredictable shipping schedules were creating record delays that straightly impacted customers' businesses. Dachser, therefore, introduced LCL expedited service, which offers much-needed reliability with fixed weekly schedules as well as faster end-to-end transit times.
Dachser's expedited LCL service is offering two routes: The Port of Yantian/Shenzhen to the Port of Los Angeles and the Ports of Xiamen, Ningbo and Shanghai to Port of Long Beach. Both routes offer fixed schedules, expeditious transit times and reduced dwell times. The route from Shenzhen to Los Angeles offers a 12-day transit time and the Port of Shanghai to Long Beach offers a 10-day transit time, compared to the standard LCL transit time of 14 days and 13 days respectively. The Port of Shenzhen offers late cut off and the Shanghai to Long Beach route offers a dedicated terminal facility and a right-sized vessel approach for faster loading and unloading.
"Not only does the LCL service shorten the transit time, but the dwell time is cut down by two-thirds. For example, the average dwell time from China to the Port of LA is typically around 14 to 25 days, but with our LCL expedited service, the dwell is 3 to 7 days. When we save our customers time, we save them money," said Sebastian Wulff, Head of Ocean Freight at Dachser USA.
With dedicated LCL teams located both at the port of origin and destination, shipments are managed expeditiously, efficiently and transparently. Further, Dachser's new LCL expedited service offers exceptional advantages such as priority pick-up, drayage and loading at port of origin as well as priority unloading at the destination port with general cargo only in order to limit customs holds. "Our LCL service has been specifically designed to support the urgent requirements of our customers with smaller quantity shipments from China to the U.S. This service not only optimizes efficiency and reduces costs, but with a fixed weekly schedule, it also provides peace-of-mind," added Wulff.
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