Partial load - Less than Container Load (LCL) transport
If you do not need a whole container to import your goods, you pay a high CBM price for each CBM (the volume measure Cubic Meter = 1m3) at any forwarding agent. Despite the fact that your (partial) freight is indeed shipped as Less (Than) Container Load (LCL) in these cases: the forwarding agent then uses available (partial) space from a so-called groupage agent. The groupage agent then benefits from the advantage of bundling volumes. He receives a much higher price for the total volume of the container.
Shipping your own entire container
As more and more importers and exporters do not see the (full) advantages of bundling, more and more partial loads are being shipped in whole containers at the initiative of the buyer (shipper), leaving the containers partial empty. This way, there is no need to wait for other goods and the container is fully available for that one partial load.
Low container freight costs
The Freight Hero does offer you the advantages of low prices at low volumes. In addition to the volumes that are bundled and result in very competitive shipping costs, the Freight Hero also bundles the other purchasing costs via an automated purchasing system. In addition to these benefits, the ordering and handling process also runs completely digitally. The ultimate all-in import costs are therefore so attractive that at low volumes you still benefit from the price level that you only know from high volumes. In addition to the cost savings, you also save a lot of time through the digital ordering process. Time that you likely prefer to use for your sales activities.
The Freight Hero: Save time, save money!