CONSOLIDATED LCL CARGO SHIPMENT TO BELGIUM OR FROM BELGIUM
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 BELGIUM, and its main ports. Belgium’s main ports are Antwerp, Ghent, and Ostende. Antwerp is by far the most important port in Belgium and the second most important port of Europe, while Liege is the third biggest inland port. Belgium has the second largest canal network in Europe, also it has a modern road network
Among its main ports are:
• Antwerp, today Antwerp has accessibility for vessels up to 14,400 movements per hour. This port operates 24 hours, 365 days a year.
• Zeebrugge, this port bases its success on its unique location: in the middle of the North Sea, the sea with the greatest shipping traffic of the world. It has terminals for imports and distribution of fresh fruit (banana and kiwi mainly) although, through Zeebrugge potatoes, fruit juice and paper pulp enter too.
• Ghent Port, is the third biggest port of Belgium. Since the middle ages Ghent has looked for a connection with the sea. It is accessible for vessels Panamax size. However, there are negotiations to renew the blocking in Terneuzen, this would allow bigger ships to enter the port.
• Ostende Port, is one of the most active ports in Europe, with every kind of sea coast traffic, possesses also other ways of access.
Imports to Belgium and Exports from Belgium
In 2016, Belgium was economy number 13 of exports in the world. With the biggest number of imports of the world ranking, exports to Belgium arrive mainly from Germany, The Netherlands, France, UK, and Italy. Importing mainly to Germany, The Netherlands, France, UK and Italy. Belgium main destinations for its exported goods are The Netherlands, Germany, France, USA and Ireland. Most of its imported goods were cars, packed drugs, diamonds, refined oil, and human or animal blood. Industrial products represent 99% of all its exported goods, Belgium’s administration has focused its economic development on the search of commercial partners
What you should know when you wish ti 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.