We pay special attention to the development of our grouping lines, so that we can be adequate to any requirements of our customers. Of course we strive to offer speed, quality and security for the shipments we carry.
We rely on persistence and attention to the smallest detail and requirement in the execution of our group deliveries, because each customer has specific needs that we must meet 100%
Groupage transportation is a special form of shipping because the transportation of groupage is a complex process due to the large number of parties involved. The parties involved are the individual principals or shippers, the shipping carrier, sometimes a carrier, the receiving carrier and the consignees of the shipments. In a groupage agreement, the transportation from the shipper to the consignee is contractually regulated between all parties involved.
The transportation of groupage is divided into five steps. Pre-carriage, transhipment, main leg, 2nd transhipment and on-carriage. The individual sub-processes do not have to be distributed among several forwarding companies, but can also be carried out by one forwarding company with corresponding locations.
Step 1: Pre-carriage
In the first step, the preliminary run, the shipping forwarding company collects the individual general cargo shipments from the various customers. The freight forwarder then first collects the general cargo in its transshipment warehouse.
Step 2: Transshipment
During transshipment at the shipping company’s transshipment warehouse, the general cargoes are grouped into different consolidated cargoes according to specific criteria:
- Delivery date
So the goods are sorted according to the criteria and then combined into a suitable shipment.
Step 3: Main run
The individual groupage consignments are handed over to the carrier for transportation, unless the freight forwarder performs this task itself. The carrier then transports the consolidated cargo to the receiving freight forwarder.
Step 4: 2nd transshipment
At the destination, delivery is made to the recipient freight forwarder. Now the second transshipment takes place in their transshipment warehouse. The consolidated cargo formerly assembled by the forwarding agent is again divided into the general cargo and prepared for shipment to the actual final consignee.
Step 5: Post-carriage
After the receiving freight forwarder has divided the consolidated load into individual shipments and again organized and recorded them as shipments, the actual shipment of the general cargo to the recipient of the goods finally takes place in the on-carriage.