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International Groupage Services
Less Than Container Load
Groupage shipping applies to a consignment which does not justify the exclusive use of its own container as it has a volume that’s ‘less than container load’, and therefore your goods can be ‘grouped’ together for transport in a single container.
Reduce Overseas Shipping Costs
As a way to reduce the costs of shipping a smaller consignment of household and personal belongings internationally, Britannia provides groupage shipping services as an alternative hassle-free, door to door collection and delivery solution.
If you are looking for your own container or a swifter transit time, having your own container is still an option should you wish. However, a groupage or ‘shared load’ consignment can be more appealing if you are looking for a more economical method of shipping goods overseas, and are not in too much of a hurry to receive your possessions.
Groupage Shipping Method
If you are shipping just a few items or the contents of a one bedroomed flat (for example) then Britannia would consolidate your shipment with other compatible shipments at our central consolidation warehouse based in Merstham, Redhill, into 20 ft and 40 ft containers. Our professional well-trained warehouse staff are on hand to carefully load the goods in the container to ensure the container load is secure and comfortably stowed.
The diagram below illustrates the groupage shipping method and how it works:
Major destinations are served on a regular basis, so that you don’t have to wait too long for your belongings to be shipped to your destination country. All shipments are professionally export packed, barcoded and securely stored in our purpose-built facilities until the container is ready to depart for transportation to your destination country.
Groupage services are available to most major destinations worldwide with Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA and South Africa being the most regularly served.
If you would like more information about Britannia Movers Groupage Services, call your local office on 0845 600 6661 today or email firstname.lastname@example.org
How do I ship my stuff overseas?
There are several methods, such as airfreight and shipping by sea in containers and groupage. Read our guide
What is Groupage?
Groupage is a type of shipping which groups different consignments from different owners into part loads (less than container load), and consolidates them into one shared container to transport to the destination.
What is the difference between LCL and Groupage?
Groupage and LCL (less than container load) are the same, and are part load shared shipments.