DHL Global Forwarding has launched four new direct routes for less-than-containerload (LCL) shipments to countries throughout Latin America.
The routes include Qingdao, China to Santos, Brazil; Le Havre, France to Veracruz, Mexico; Miami, U.S. to Colon, Panama; and Hong Kong to Managua, Nicaragua. The LCL services are aimed at customers in such industries as fashion technology, consumer goods, spare parts and medical equipment. DHL claims transit times of 35 days for the China-Brazil service, 14 days for France-Mexico and five days for Miami-Panama. DHL Global Forwarding’s network consists of some 45,000 international line operations and nearly 2 million cubic meters of consolidated partial loads per year. The LCL service covers pickup at source, consolidation and deconsolidation, delivery to destination, monitoring, and customs procedures.