We are proud to provide a vast range of integrated services worldwide, as well as specialist services catering to the needs specific to industries including but not limited to Automotive, Engineering, Fashion, Food and Beverage, Medical and Aerospace.
LCL ( Less Container Load )
LCL is a part container load ('Less than Container Load) and is used by customers who want to ship little and often. Additionally, customers that buy regular FCL (Full Container Load) business also use LCL if they have smaller commodities/volumes that do not fill an FCL on its own.
Woodland Group LCL Service
Since the inception of Woodland Group more than 30 years ago, we have established ourselves as a “ top consolidator “ not only from Asia but to/from the USA, with our clients able to benefit from our significant volumes and corresponding buying power with carriers on these routes.
Our LCL service from Asia covers all CMP and is a regular scheduled weekly service from Shanghai / Ningbo / Xiamen / Hong Kong / Yantian and Taiwan. A complete "door to door" service controlled by our Woodland teams from end to end, it offers up a unique pricing structure which enables our clients to have sight of all costs before a single carton is packed.
Furthermore, our LCL turnaround is successfully set at 5 working days of arrival at the delivery port, including delivery to our warehouse, unpacking of the container and final delivery to the customer.
How can LCL help in current market conditions.
Thanks to our weekly service schedules over more than 30 years, we have built up relationships with our core carriers that ensures LCL equipment is released on a weekly basis still despite current capacity shortages on the Asia tradelane. This provides a good alternative to FCL business which needs to be booked at least 3/4 weeks in advance of sailing to obtain equipment and ship, an issue faced by the entire industry.
While our weekly LCL service is protected from rollovers, it also provides a decent solution in times of uncertainty as part of alternative supply chain structuring to reduce financial impact on your business.
FCL (Full Container Load) - Asia Westbound
The movement of FCL containers from Asia and Indian Subcontinent has become increasingly difficult, with the impact of COVID-19, further exacerbated by the Suez Canal blockage, resulting in a lack of space and equipment and ever increasing costs versus a deteriorating service.
While this has impacted the industry globally, thanks to our strong relationships with carriers, our feet on the ground and close network both in Asia and Europe, coupled with our ocean experts' dedication to making our clients supply chains simple, Woodland Group have been able to deliver a 85% success rate in FCL liftings compared to the average market rate of 50%-60%.
Woodland Group is a leading, independent provider of international airfreight services. Through our offices across the UK, USA, Ireland and Hong Kong, and a range of network partners, we provide global airfreight coverage and industry-specific air solutions.
- Airport to airport and
- Door to door services into a wide range of multinational and independent B2B customers
- Consolidation services across our own network operations
- Highly competitive pricing and a broad range of solutions, including
- Multiple daily East and Westbound trans-Atlantic service options
- Charters, part-charters and express cargo services
- USA: Approved TSA CCSF operator with our own screening capabilities
- On-line quotes and full track and trace that provides a full digital experience
- Carbon monitoring at a shipment level to drive environmental impact reduction
- Cross-border e-Commerce capability
- Customs brokerage, classification and duty draw-back services
- Crating, packaging and labelling services
As one of the top IATA, FIATA and BIFA freight agents by carrier market share, we have high priority relationships with our airline partners, giving you peace of mind and guaranteed capacity.
As an approved CAA agent in the UK, we offer a 7-day a week operation out of our LHR facility with our own x-ray, metal detection & Explosive Trace Device (ETD) machines. In the USA, we are an approved TSA CCSF operator with our own screening capabilities and existing relationship with K-9 teams while our Hong Kong operation is the gateway for airfreight leaving or arriving into Southern China.
Tier 1 automotive companies and high growth e-Commerce companies are amongst those making use of our personalised air solutions, spanning a wide variety of commodities and value-added service requirements. We are also equipped and licenced to handle dangerous goods, perishables and high-value cargo.
At origin and destination, we deliver bonded warehousing including airport drop-off and retrieval, x-ray screening and customs clearance.
Contact our dedicated airfreight team here.
We have developed a platinum service within Europe for daily collection and delivery from all major towns and cities. The daily trailer services we provide are fully managed by our network and provide the highest levels and speed of service. Where the network provides in excess of 1,500 vehicles, our strategic partners provide support to meet customer demands.
We provide both dedicated vehicle and 3PL solutions domestically, offering unrivalled fully-integrated management from the despatch of small daily consignments to the supply of dedicated and shared user fleets of vehicles. This is supported by the very best in vehicle telematics featuring:
- Electronic proof of delivery
- Consignment and vehicle tracking
- Route optimisation
- KPI management reporting suite
Our value-added support services enable worry-free, effective streamlining of your logistics requirements. Whether customs consultancy, insurance cover, waste management or specialised IT solutions, our team of experts can support you in supporting your business.