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DHL launches new service from India to Shanghai

HYDERABAD, JULY 17 : DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight arm of Deutsche Post DHL, has launched two new weekly services connecting Nhava Sheva and Chennai ports with Shanghai for less-than-container load consignments.

Less-than-container load cargo is referred to shipments that are insufficient to fill a standard container — such parcels are combined and stuffed into a container for export or import.

The new direct services offer substantial saving in transit time, the company said in a statement. It takes 17 days from Nhava Sheva port to Shanghai and 15 days from Chennai to Shanghai, which would especially meet the requirements of the retail and automotive sectors.

“By expanding our service offerings geographically we ensure a timely and controlled delivery of door-to-door services, which include pick up at origin, consolidation and deconsolidation along with customs clearance,” Thomas Tieber, CEO - South Asia, DHL Global Forwarding, said.

The newly introduced LCL services from India will ensure that the cargo reaches the firm’s Shanghai warehouse within 72 hours upon the ship’s arrival in Shanghai.