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Dachser offers UK-South Africa LCL service

[ January 23, 2023   //   ]

Dachser UK Air & Sea Logistics has launched an export consolidation service to South Africa. It offers weekly departures to Durban, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth for smaller, less-than-containerload (LCL) shipments, supported by the forwarder’s IT tracking system. Dachser uses preferred ocean carrier partners from London Gateway with transit times to South African ports of 26-30 days. All handling, including customs clearance is provided by Dachser teams in both the UK and South Africa.  Local hubs and CFS stations convenient to both shippers and consignees are utilised and hazardous goods are also catered for.

Air & Sea branch manager at Dachser Northampton, Chris Radley, commented: “Supply chain disruption in the post-pandemic international trade environment has driven a need by shippers to often react more quickly to market demand with smaller quantities of goods to be delivered seamlessly.

“Our consolidated, or LCL services are tailored to fulfil this developing need and the new UK to South Africa offering is already proving popular.”