DIRECT LCL SERVICES
from India to Sweden and UK to India DHL Global Forwarding has recently launched two new LCL services connecting India with Sweden for exports and with UK for imports. According to DHL sources, the new direct LCL services would reduce transit time of 25 d
Sweden and UK are strategic countries catering to a large segment of trade with India. India and Sweden share a long tradition of trade cooperation which has significantly grown in recent years and shows potential for further development.
Commenting on the new launch, Thomas Tieber, CEO, South Asia, DHL Global Forwarding (South Asia), said, „The new services are strategically planned to meet the growth of foreign trade amidst the rising global demand for such services. UK and India have been strategic trade partners for centuries with both countries showing a keen interest to increase the trade outlay. This gives DHL an opportunity to cater to a vast segment of engineering customers in India regularly importing from UK as well as to tap into the SME segment.‰ He also maintained that with the introduction of these new services, DHL has further strengthened its network and ocean freight service offerings to support the needs of its customers. „All LCL services are accompanied by DHLÊs IT solutions such as DHL Track & Trace and other tools to allow full visibility throughout the whole supply chain,‰ Tieber added. DHL also facilitates insurance services to customers as a value-added service. DHLÊs Shippers Interest Insurance (SII) covers losses or damages of all cargo transported by DHL, as well as transportation costs.
DHL currently operates as the worldÊs largest LCL network with close to 20,00,000 cubic metres of LCL freight handled annually via 45,000 point-pairs. „Going beyond port to port, DHL LCL service also offers a complete end-to-end supply chain management that includes pick-up at origin, consolidation and deconsolidation, delivery at destination and customs clearance,‰ Tieber underlined.