Cargo-partner expands Asia-to-Europe LCL services via Slovenia's Koper port

LJUBLJANA (Slovenia), September 1 (SeeNews) - Austria-based international transport and info-logistics provider cargo-partner said it has expanded its LCL (less than container load) services with further connections now from India, Thailand and Vietnam to Europe via Slovenia's Adriatic port of Koper. "With cargo-partner's seafreight consolidation service via the Slovenian port of Koper, the logistics provider offers a faster alternative to shipping via Northern ports such as Hamburg or Bremerhaven," the company said in a statement last week. The new connections include destinations such as Nhava Sheva in India, Lat Krabang in Thailand and Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam.

Port-to-port transit times average around 18 days from Nhava Sheva, around 25 days from Lat Krabang and around 25-28 days from Ho Chi Minh City to Koper.  "The new routing via Koper fits very well into our long-established service portfolio of seven direct own consolidation lines from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore, our faster consolidation services via the Iron Silk Road, our airfreight and FCL setup and the e-commerce distribution center next to Ljubljana airport," the CEO of cargo-partner, Stefan Krauter, said in the statement. He added that despite the COVID-19 turbulence, cargo-partner has been able to offer regular weekly departures, noting that in the premium service via Koper the containers are shipped directly without reloading, meaning minimal risk of damage and delays. 

From the Koper port, cargo-partner handles the transport to the container freight station in Ljubljana as well as the further distribution to numerous countries in Central and Southeastern Europe.  Krauter said that at the moment the company is handling a lot of heavy cargo from the automotive, engineering and metal industries on this route. "However, this service is also a convenient and reliable option for sensitive cargoes and goods from other industries," he added.

Krauter also said that as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, seafreight volumes have been reduced in the past several months, which tends to lead to a shift from FCL (full container load) to LCL shipments.

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