Consolidated freight shipping

We know that efficiency and cost-effectiveness are necessities for survival and growth for importers. This is where consolidated freight shipping comes into play. At Jike, we guide you and handle your consolidated freight shipping well. Whether you're a beginner or a veteran, you won't want to miss this in-depth insight that will bring more experience to your freight transportation.

What is consolidated freight shipping?

Consolidated freight shipping is a logistics strategy that combines several smaller shipments from various shippers into a full container load to the same or nearby destinations. This approach not only maximizes container space but also significantly reduces shipping costs for all parties involved. It is mainly applicable to ocean transport and railroad transport (you can refer to LCL transport). As for air freight, the term consolidated freight shipping is also applicable. Although the size and nature of containers in air transport differ from those in ocean transport and rail transport, the concept of consolidating the cargo of multiple consignors remains the same. In airfreight, the consolidation of multiple small shipments allows for more efficient use of cargo space on the freighter and reduces transport costs for each consignor.

Consolidated Freight Shipping

After JIKE accepts freight consigned by cargo owners whose quantity is less than a full container, we classify and sort according to the nature of the cargo and the destination. Consolidate goods destined for the same destination into a certain quantity and then integrate them into the same transport container to transport them to the destination safely and quickly.

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Advantages of Consolidated Freight Shipping

Consolidated freight shipping has obvious superiority, mainly expressed in the following points:

1. Advantages of consolidated freight shipping:

It can save transportation space and transportation costs. For example, a container can generally contain goods from seven or eight cargo owners, maximizing the loading space of the container. At the same time, the cost of the entire container is allocated to each cargo owner, saving freight.

The warehouse space for consolidated freight shipping is guaranteed, and containers are rarely dumped. Logistics companies and terminals will give priority to the container for consolidated freight shipping.

The bill of lading for consolidated freight shipping is a freight forwarder's bill of lading, which is quick to issue and can usually be signed as soon as the ship sets off. A lot of information can be displayed on the bill of lading, such as the value of the goods, but shipping companies generally do not allow this to be displayed on bills of lading.

2. Disadvantages of combined shipping:

The goods are relatively complex and may be damaged during packing, so you need to pay attention to packaging issues.

Generally, as a cargo owner, you can not designate ship owners for consolidated freight shipping.

Since consolidated freight shipping combines multiple goods into one container, as long as there is a flaw in the documents of one shipment of goods in the container, the export customs will not release the goods. Therefore, if any goods in the same container are not cleared through customs, it will inevitably affect the timely export and transportation of other goods.

Consolidated freight shipping needs to be arranged in advance because there are goods from multiple cargo owners in one container. It requires the transportation company to reasonably match various conditions such as port of shipment, port of destination, delivery date, variety, volume, and weight of the goods. These requirements are very difficult to fulfill and take a long time. What is more, the order cut-off time is relatively early, so booking and delivery to the warehouse need to be arranged early.

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JIKE's Consolidating Freight Service Process in 6 Steps:

Our JIKE Consolidating Service Process is designed to provide customers with a seamless, cost-effective shipping experience for their small-volume shipments. We pay attention to every detail to ensure your goods are delivered safely and promptly to your desired location. The following steps outline our consolidated shipping process:

Initial Quotation – Step 1

Our team will provide you with a detailed and transparent quote based on your shipment specifications, including dimensions, weight, and destination. If you can provide a complete packing list and invoice for your shipment, our quote can cover every aspect of the shipping process, from pickup to final delivery.

Warehouse receives goods – Step 2

We will coordinate with your supplier to safely and timely arrange and execute the task of picking up the goods directly from the factory or warehouse, or we will contact your supplier to send the shipment to our warehouse. At the same time, the warehouse will perform further processing according to transportation requirements, such as consolidation, labeling, inspection, and repackaging.

Measure – Step 3

Our team will measure the dimensions and weight of your shipment using precise measuring instruments to calculate the billable weight/volume and ensure accurate billing.

Final Invoice + Payment Confirmation – Step 4

After completing all necessary steps, we will provide you with a final debit note reflecting the accurate shipping charges.

Shipping and Customs Clearance – Step 5

After receiving your payment, we will arrange shipping plans and export customs clearance procedures for your goods. If required, our experienced team will handle all customs formalities, including preparing necessary documents, paying duties and taxes, and ensuring compliance with all relevant regulations.

The final shipment to destination – Step 6

Once your shipment reaches the port, we will unstuff it and distribute it. Then we will provide you with instructions for picking up the goods, or your goods will be finally delivered to your designated address to complete the door-to-door transportation process.

By entrusting your shipping needs to Jike's Consolidating Shipping Service, you can have complete confidence that your shipment will be handled with care and professionalism at every stage of the process.

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Why Choose Jike Logistics as your consolidated shipping service provider in China?

As global trade continues to evolve, the importance of efficient and sustainable shipping solutions becomes increasingly paramount. Consolidated freight shipping stands at the forefront of this evolution, offering a pathway to more sustainable and cost-effective global logistics.

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