CONSOLIDATED LCL CARGO SHIPMENT TO ITALY OR FROM ITALY
At Consolhub we have the best options and the best prices for sea freights for your consolidated LCL cargo. Get an instant quote, book and ship your consolidated cargo to Italy, and its main ports. Sea freight is very important for the Italian economy, proof of this is the appearance of nine Italian ports among the top 30 ports of the UE in terms of traffic of containers. Among Italy’s main ports are:
• Livorno: Nowadays, is an industrial center by the Mediterranean Sea, with an important presence of the chemical and metallurgic sectors. Important oil refinery, also free port.
• Geneva: is Italy’s number one port, and the second of importance in the Mediterranean Sea after Marseille. This port is an important generator to Italy’s economy, due mostly to its imports and exports moving through this port.
• Ancona: is another important port of Italy to transport consolidated shipments and groupage cargo.
• Naples: is one of the biggest ports of Italy and of the Mediterranean Sea, with a great traffic capacity, being able to handle dangerous cargo.
As of containers, Italian ports were number 5 in the EU and 14 in the world. Italy has as its main port Geneva, besides being the economical center most important of Italy, is one of the most important ports on the Mediterranean Sea Italian exports worldwide mean 3.54% of the international trade and its imports 3.52%, 8th and 7th respectively, during the last decade.
If you wish to send your consolidated cargo shipments to or from Italy and world through a reliable net of cargo consolidators or groupage companies, CONSOLHUB is undoubtedly your best option, offering you the best service options so you can choose the one that works best for you according to your needs and anytime you need, we are associated with the best international freight companies.
If you are planning to import or export goods and looking for ocean freight companies or international freight forwarders Consolhub gives you access online to ship schedules and rate sheets for consolidated ocean freight shipments.
Imports to Italy and Exports to Italy
In 2016, Italy was number 8 with most imports of the world ranking according to the World Trade Organization, its imports are mainly: cars, raw oil, packaged drugs, gasoil, and car parts. Its main destinations for exported goods are Germany, France, USA, UK, and Spain. Its main exported goods are packaged drugs, cars, car parts, refined oil, leather footwear. Its imported goods arrive mostly from Germany, France China, Spain, and Belgium
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW WHEN YOU WISH TO IMPORT OR EXPORT CONSOLIDATED CARGO?
Something important to consider when you decide to export or import besides the costs and the transit time, is to know the main ports of origin as well as destination ports to identify which one will be the best options for LCL ocean shipping. Ocean freight shipping has different costs that you need to be aware not only the ocean shipment price but also the origin and destination costs such as, customs, deconsolidation or local delivery. Likewise, you should consider having all the paperwork needed (whether you import or export) and checking the correct filling of the BL (Bill of landing) that stands for the cargo.
WHAT DOES CONSOLIDATED CARGO OR LCL MEAN?
The acronym means (less than container load) this load is put together from a group of different clients, in one container (it’s consolidated) and a service called consolidated cargo is generated. This is normally provided by groupage or consolidated ocean freight companies it is frequently used for smaller cargo not big enough to fill a complete container by itself. If you look for consolidated cargo, through CONSOLHUB we offer services door to door, port to port, port to door, and door to port, for consolidated cargo.
WHY IS CONSOLHUB THE BEST CHOICE FOR CONSOLIDATED SEA FREIGHT SERVICES?
At Consolhub you will find the best prices for consolidated cargo, thanks to our agreements with NVOCC and ocean cargo consolidators and the volumes we manage directly with the leading and best-known companies of sea freight. We are the link between the most specialized consolidating companies, being this our area of expertise.
WHY USE SEA FREIGHT?
In sea or ocean freight, different kinds of cargo are used, FCL cargo (Full container load) and LCL (Less container load) both are transported in containers of different sizes, among the most common are 20, 40 and 40 HC ft for specific loads such as perishable goods, or material that needs to be transported with an specific temperature, it is important that in order to ask for an import or export service, all the cargo details are known and shared in order to assign the right container and the right kind of operation so that the booking is correctly done. To give you an idea of the total amount of cargo transported via sea, according to UNCTAD it goes as high as 80%, that is why it has become one of the fundamental factors of the world economy growth.