What is groupage?

Groupage is a term used for the combination of multiple loads of various shippers in one truck or one container. Groupage basically stands for consolidation of freight.

The advantages of groupage transport

Generally speaking, groupage transport has a lower environmental impact than forwarding one small shipment separately.  Groupage increases the load factor of a truck or container: the higher the fill rate of a truck, the less ‘air’ is being transported. Subsequently, groupage reduces the number of truck movements on the road. It is of course much better to run one fully loaded truck than ten trucks, each carrying only a few pallets. Groupage reduces traffic congestion, but also CO2 emissions. The consolidation of multiple shipments into one groupage transport is also more cost efficient.

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Smart planning of groupage shipments

By continuously monitoring and aligning the logistics processes of our customers, SMART HUB Logistics is able to regularly come up with attractive combinations for groupage transport. We can load shipments, with a destination in the same geographical region, together into one truck. In this role of groupage forwarding agent, we reduce your cost and CO2 footprint.

We can also ensure that your part load from our warehouse will be transported by a forwarder as a groupage shipment. Groupage transport is possible to all kinds of destinations: far away in Europe, but also close by, such as groupage in the Benelux.

Groupage in container transport

Also, for export destinations outside Europe we can combine part loads in one container. In the container transport industry, this form of groupage is usually called an LCL-shipment: less than container load.  By combining various LCL-shipments in one container, the available space can be fully used. SMART HUB Logistics takes care of all required paperwork and customs documents for each part load.

We would like to inform you in a personal conversation about all the possibilities of groupage transport which SMART HUB Logistics has to offer. In the field of groupage within the Netherlands, in Europe and elsewhere in the world we can completely unburden you.

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