CONSOLIDATED LCL CARGO SHIPMENT TO COLOMBIA OR FROM COLOMBIA
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 Colombia, and its main ports. Colombia’s ports have been the key to progress. Among Colombia’s main ports:
Among its main ports are:
• Buenaventura, it’s in the center of the world its location puts it in one of the main ocean routes crossing the planet. Nonetheless, is one of the closest doors. to the Asian market.
• Cartagena is the only deep-water dock in the country, what gives it a bigger efficiency, reducing operation costs, besides being able to receive big cargo vessels, without restriction.
• Santa Marta, characterized for being the biggest in the country, considered an authentic logistic center, connecting the Caribbean with the rest of the world.
• Barranquilla, can manage 3 types of cargo: Bulk (solid and liquid), general and in containers. Ideal for any kind of cargo.
Sea ports play a very important role in the commercial development of Colombia. Nowadays, 90% of the exports and imports made in Colombia are by sea. Colombia is the 32 biggest economy according to UN data.
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 Colombia and Exports from Colombia
Colombia was number 45 in 2016 of countries with the biggest amount of imports and exports in 2016, Its imports mainly from USA, China, Mexico, Brazil, and Germany, importing mainly refined oil, cars, packed drugs, broadcasting equipment and computers. Its exports going to USA, Panama, The Netherlands, Ecuador and Spain, the most exported goods from Colombia are raw oil, coal, refined oil, coffee, and flowers.
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.