Date: 10.01.2024

Metro’s new LCL guru

With over 20 years’ experience in freight and logistics, the majority of which has been in the ocean freight environment and specifically the LCL product, in the UK and overseas, we are pleased to introduce our new Senior LCL Commercial Manager, Jane Kenny, who is leading this critical service area.

Our comprehensive LCL services provide predictability and reliability at a competitive price. Flexible solutions, which are integrated within our global sea freight network to provide fully-managed, adaptable, reliable and customisable solutions, that meet the demands of the most demanding supply chains.

Talking about ‘LCL Shipping’ or ‘Groupage Shipping’, when we literally group your goods with other consignments, that need to take the same route, to make up full containers, Jane said. “Our focus within LCL is on offering cost savings and sustainable solutions, especially where customers are shipping under-utilised containers.”

“We are always thinking outside of the box to keep our customers’ freight moving and rates low and because we constantly have consolidated containers moving on the major trade-routes, we are able to offer sailing schedules which meet critical transit deadlines to keep supply chains moving efficiently.“

“LCL has always been a true passion of mine, as it is such an adaptable solution for moving freight, especially when the market is facing challenges and it is the perfect choice for shippers when rate inflation and lack of space threatens traditional shipping”. 

“Geographically Metro have a powerful presence on all the major trade-routes and are particularly strong in the United States and China, with really well supported LCL services out of critical cities like Shanghai, Yantian, Shenzhen and Hong Kong, which is so important when regular FCL traffic is facing massive rate increases and service disruption.”

Metro’s global LCL solutions:

 – Dedicated pricing team for fastest quote turnaround
– In-house Metro control from load point to arrival point
– Regular LCL services covering all major trade lanes
– Fastest ocean services utilised for our consolidated containers
– LCL containers packed/unpacked at our dedicated facilities for speed and security
– Facilities linked to customs CuDoS system and our in-house specialists

Metro’s LCL services are the most cost-effective method of moving freight over long distances, offering immense cost and emission savings on air, with an exceptional number of weekly import and export departures, and the fastest transit times.

LCL services depart from all major ports worldwide and can be linked to upstream and downstream warehousing, consolidation and distribution support. We handle global customs brokerage and declarations through our CuDoS system and you can track your shipments with our AI-powered ocean visibility tools.

EMAIL Jane Kenny, to discuss your ocean freight requirements, to learn more about our LCL product, or to request a quote.