Usually, when carrying out exports, one of the most common services is the FCL, which consists of filling a container. However, for many small and medium-sized companies, as well as for entrepreneurs who are taking their first steps in exporting, this can be very difficult due to the difficulty of filling these spaces and the cost that this represents. To offer a solution to this, Alfa Trading offers the export service in small batches or consolidated loads that will modify the possibilities of companies and entrepreneurs in Paraguay.
What does the consolidated cargo or LCL service consist of?
The LCL (less container load) or consolidated cargo service is currently an extended methodology for the transfer of goods, especially through maritime transport. What it is about, in a few words, is to bring together the various parcels in order to form a complete load with shipments from various companies or various people and thus be able to unify them in a single shipment.
In other words, it is about bringing these shipments from different exporters or importers together in the same container, arriving at the same location or at sites that share a transport route. This represents an excellent alternative especially for small and medium-sized companies and entrepreneurs who do not have the possibility of filling a container on their own or for whom the cost of doing so would be extraordinarily high.
In the particular case of the service offered by Alfa Trading, what the company does is receive LCL export orders or consolidated loads, set a date and then send them to the Uruguayan city of Montevideo via land. At this point, the loads are consolidated again and prepared to be shipped by sea to any part of the world. The normal process consists of filling a container with small loads, then sending them to Uruguay. In this way, Alfa Trading offers Paraguay a unique cargo solution that can be moved from Paraguay to Uruguay and to any point in the world.
What are the benefits of LCL?
Following what was mentioned above, the transport of consolidated or LCL cargo is especially beneficial for small and medium-sized companies and for entrepreneurs in Paraguay who are taking their first steps in the market. This is because, through companies such as Alfa Trading, they are offered the possibility of carrying out their import and export activities in an accessible way.
Something that must be taken into account is that, in Paraguay, today, the usual export service is FCL, which is more expensive and, therefore, more difficult to access for small and medium-sized companies, making it something within the reach only of large. For this reason, Alfa Trading offers this new possibility of LCL targeting this sector, as well as large companies that do not need to send large volumes.
Among the main benefits of consolidated loads, the following stand out:
- Possibility of using an intermodal service thanks to the use of consolidated operators, courier services and warehouses for shipments gradually.
- Reduction in both logistics and operational costs.
- Agility in shipping processes.
- Accessibility for small businesses or companies.
- Secure system.
Why export products with Alfa Trading’s consolidated cargo service?
As we have seen, Alfa Trading stands out for offering its clients in Paraguay the possibility of making shipments from Paraguay to Uruguay and from Uruguay toany point on the globe. This, through a consolidated cargo service that brings great benefits to small and medium-sized companies that makes the export of products and merchandise a possibility for all entrepreneurs, even those who are just starting out.
Among the multiple benefits that we can highlight of choosing LCL transport with Alfa Trading, we find the following:
We have previously said that the costs involved in consolidated loads are usually lower than in other systems. Alfa Trading offers a cost according to the service so that it can be accessible to companies.
By exporting in a consolidated manner, exporters can avoid the pressure of having to assemble large volumes of merchandise in order to carry out these transactions. With consolidated loads, smaller quantities and volumes of products can be exported, making the business grow little by little.
By offering a ground transportation service for cargo from Paraguay to Uruguay and then maritime transport, transit times are faster, offering companies the possibility of carrying out these movements in less time.
Today, Alfa Trading offers accessibility to the main ports of the world. Departing from Paraguay to Uruguay and from this port to the rest of the globe, exporters can reach the most important points in the world without problems. But, in addition, in case the exporter only sells to Uruguay, Alfa Trading also offers this possibility.
For greater peace of mind for merchants and entrepreneurs, Alfa Trading provides merchandise insurance in case of damage, loss or theft.
Through a cargo route control system, vendors can have constant and precise information regarding the location of their cargo from the point of departure to arrival at destination.
Finally, the consolidated cargo service of Alfa Trading in Paraguay avoids the classic delays in the departure of products, speeding up the process, especially in the case of the fluvial section to Montevideo. But, in addition, it avoids the extra costs that may occur in other cases, such as the downspout of the river.
At Alfa Trading S.A. We are a Paraguayan company with more than 28 years of experience in international logistics and we can help you with air, sea, land or multimodal transport of your cargo. Our experts have extensive knowledge of international freight, customs procedures and everything related to handling different types of cargo.
In addition, we offer you global coverage, since we have cargo agents in all ports and airports in the world, ready to assist you in the success of your operation.Comparte este artículo con tus amigos: