What are less-than-load (LTL) in the Logistics Sector?
Logistics companies generally offer their services in two modalities: full-load and LTL. Full-load refers to merchandise that occupies 100% of the storage space in a trailer. Specifically, this would be 33 or 26 pallets from the same customer in the trailer.
On the other hand, in LTL, shipments from multiple customers are grouped together to fill the trailer or container. The consolidation process involves collecting shipments from customers’ facilities and transporting them to logistics warehouses where they are grouped according to the delivery area.
Advantages of LTL:
Cost-effective transport: The major advantage of consolidation transport is that you only pay for the space used. Consolidating shipments allows for shared shipping and storage costs. In this way, companies with insufficient cargo to fill an entire trailer can still access logistics transportation.
International transport for small companies: Following from the previous point, consolidation enables small companies with limited resources to make long-distance shipments.
Increased logistics company offerings: This mode of transport not only benefits customers but also expands the range of transportation services offered by logistics companies in terms of routes and regions.
Environmental benefits: Another significant advantage of consolidation is its positive impact on the environment. Grouping shipments and maximizing travel efficiency leads to reduced fuel consumption and, consequently, less pollution.
Naimar’s LTL Lines:
At Naimar, specialists in logistics transport, we have various consolidation lines for overland transport throughout Europe. From our facilities, our most frequent shipments are to Portugal, so we have our own consolidation line to the neighboring country. Our trucks have daily departures to different regions of Portugal.
Regarding the other consolidation lines we offer at Naimar, we provide consolidation services across Europe with two weekly departures to major European capitals, both for export and import.
If you’re interested in any of the consolidation lines we offer at Naimar, our team will be delighted to assist you and explain the possibilities of this service. Remember, we have two large warehouses, one in the Toledo area and another in Barcelona.