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Partial load and full load

Partial load and full load

Send partial and full loads throughout Europe and worldwide.

Advantages for partial and full loads

Discover the advantages of our partial and full load services for flexible and efficient logistics solutions. With our tailor-made freight service, we enable you to plan and ship your loads exactly as needed.

Our offering includes both part and full loads to meet the varying needs of your shipping business. Partial loads allow you to combine your freight with other shipments, which not only increases efficiency but also minimizes costs. For larger loads, we offer tailor-made full load solutions to transport your freight safely and directly to the desired destination.

Regardless of whether you want to send small quantities regularly or carry out a large delivery in one go - our flexible network adapts to your individual needs. Trust in our reliable services and state-of-the-art shipment tracking technologies for a smooth transport process.

Optimize your logistics and benefit from our expertise in the area of partial and full loads. We not only offer efficient and timely deliveries, but also tailor-made solutions to meet your individual requirements. Rely on us to transport your freight flexibly and reliably to its destination.

What does partial and full load mean?

The term “partial and full loads” refers to two different approaches to freight transportation. With partial loads, freight goods are combined to make optimal use of the available space in a means of transport. This allows different senders to consolidate their cargo into a common mode of transport, resulting in efficient use of transport capacity.

In contrast, full load involves shipping cargo that takes up all of the available space of a means of transportation, such as a truck or container. Companies shipping larger quantities of goods benefit from exclusive use of cargo space, allowing for faster and more direct delivery.

How much does partial and full load cost?

Partial and full load costs can vary greatly depending on various factors, including the weight, size, distance and destination of the shipment. The shipping method, urgency and additional services such as insurance, notifications or special handling also play a role. With negotiating skills, more favorable conditions can be achieved for regular or larger shipping volumes.

For precise cost information for partial and full loads, we recommend using our forwarding shipping calculator directly or obtaining an individual offer from us. By carefully measuring your shipments, you will receive an accurate cost calculation for your freight forwarding for partial and full loads.

What special features should you pay attention to with partial and full loads?

Partial and full truckloads, also known as LTL (Less Than Truckload) and FTL (Full Truckload), each have their own unique characteristics when it comes to freight transportation. Here are the main features for both types of cargo transportation:

Partial loads (LTL):

Shared use of cargo space:

LTL freight is shared with freight from different shippers on one truck. Each shipper only pays for the space their freight takes up.
Weight and volume:

Billing is often based on weight and volume. Smaller shipments that do not utilize the entire truck space can be transported more cost-effectively.
Hub and Spoke Network:

LTL carriers often use hub-and-spoke systems. Cargo is brought to a central transshipment point (hub), from where it is distributed to various destinations.
Stopovers and transfers:

LTL freight can have multiple stops and transshipments between origin and destination. This can lead to longer transport times.
Full loads (FTL):

Exclusive cargo space:

With FTL, the entire truck is used exclusively for a single freight shipment. The shipper pays for the entire cargo space, regardless of how much space the freight takes up.
Faster running times:

FTL freight tends to have shorter transit times compared to LTL because there are no intermediate stops for loading and unloading other freight.
Direct route:

The truck can take a direct route from origin to destination, without intermediate stops for other cargo shipments.
Ideal for sensitive cargo:

FTL is particularly suitable for sensitive or valuable cargo as it does not come into contact with other cargo during transport.
Weight limits:

Specific truck weight limits apply. FTL freight must adhere to these limits to comply with transportation regulations.
The choice between LTL and FTL depends on various factors, including the size of the cargo, the urgency of delivery, and cost. Companies must consider these specifics to choose the most efficient and cost-effective solution for their transportation needs.

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