LCL shipment safety starts with how you pack your goods. Unless you do this correctly, your goods might get damaged and they might cause damage to other items of cargo in the shared container. You are responsible for selecting the most suitable packaging for your specific goods and ensuring your cargo is in safe, seaworthy condition. DHL Global Forwarding can help by providing specialist LCL packing facilities, materials, and services.
When you bring crated LCL goods for international transportation, particularly into Australia and New Zealand, you may be required to fumigate this wood and your cargo. It’s to protect the local forests and wildlife habitats from any foreign insects that try to catch a ride inside your goods and your shipping timber!
If you have oversized cargo, you should check whether your freight forwarder can handle this at the LCL origin and destination warehouses or container freight stations (CFS). Once again, it makes sense to investigate this in advance to avoid unpredicted charges and so you know whether you’ll have to pay an extra fee for this type of cargo.
When LCL cargo arrives at destination, the import consignee takes responsibility for the safety of the goods.