In Forwarding logistics, freight is often transported directly to the recipient using various modes of transport. However, this is not always the case with general cargo, as this usually consists of individual shipments. Therefore the consignments of several senders are bundled directly with the forwarder or in a separate warehouse as groupage.
Groupage consignments are very economical
Due to its economic efficiency, transport as groupage is widely used. For this purpose, the forwarder must carry out the preliminary planning of the routes, take into account traffic and time criteria and utilise the loading space capacity of the means of transport. In addition, when chartering the means of transport with collective consignments, it must be ensured that the priorities of the individual deliveries along the transport route are observed. Thus, the combined shipment must be loaded last in the loading space with the goods to be delivered first. The collection and distribution of the collective load is carried out by our own or external local transport vehicles. The distribution of the individual consignments is carried out via the transhipment facility at the receiving point of the distance transport vehicle. For reasons of time and cost, individual consignments are collected and delivered directly, so that they are not first transhipped via the transhipment facilities of the dispatch and receiving forwarders.
Groupage shipments overseas are organised by air freight or groupage container
Due to handling in the form of a collective shipment, 24-hour service is common practice today. Even destinations in Auland up to 500 kilometres away can be served within 24 hours. The transport of a combined shipment to overseas destinations is organised by the forwarding agent by air freight or collective container.