DHL in Japan offers direct Chicago LCL service
DHL will begin offering shippers direct less-than-containerload services connecting Tokyo and Yokohama to Chicago.
The company said LCL cargoes bound for Chicago from Tokyo and Yokohama are usually shipped by sea to Los Angeles where they're unloaded from their consolidation containers. In Los Angeles, the freight is combined with other shipments bound for Chicago.
DHL said its new direct Chicago LCL service bypasses rehandling in Los Angeles and the consolidation containers are instead transferred directly to the railhead, reducing transit times by at least three days. No rehandling in Los Angeles also reduces the risk of damage, loss and other contingencies, the company said.
These new services join DHL Global Forwarding's portfolio of direct LCL services in Japan. In Tokyo, export shippers now have access to direct LCL services to more than 10 cities, including Antwerp, Barcelona, Shanghai, and Hong Kong. Direct LCL services are also available in Nagoya, Osaka and Fukuoka.