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Ocean Freight Container Ship

Less-than-container Load (LCL)

We’re living in unpredictable times with unpredictable markets. Safeguard your logistics against disruptions with an agile supply chain. At DB Schenker our priority is to ensure that our customers experience seamless transportation, easy management and cost efficiency. We offer reliable, simple and fast services for your supply chain.

Our DB SCHENKERLCL system combines the benefits of standardized operations and an integrated hub and gateway structure based on our long-term experience and a robust worldwide network. This means you get the reliable and seamless service you expect – around the globe and door-to-door.

Reach out to our local experts to find the right solution for all of your shipping needs.



Gain control of your shipments and costs through our performance reports and milestone achievements. Our global LCL and Hub network ensures your shipments arrive reliably.

Ship quickly with our easy access online platforms and tracking systems. Our personal and custom service meets your every shipping demand.

Increase your speed to market with immediate and on-time deliveries. With over 2,500 weekly services moving on the fastest port-to-port timings and multiple weekly services across major trade lanes, you no longer need to wait for additional orders to fill a full-container. This means reduced inventory and storage costs – saving you time and money.

Benefit from our services

  • Ship smart with LCL and get your goods moving quickly. No need for you to wait for a full-container load.
  • Our LCL hubs provide impeccable connectivity and the fastest turnaround, so your shipments get moving immediately.
  • LCL costs are calculated on actual cargo dimensions.
  • As you only pay for what you ship, the typical fixed costs of a full container load (FCL) adjust to your variable shipments. There is no risk of low container utilization.
  • Get instant access to rates, schedules and the option to book directly. Use our online platform Connect 4.0
  • Have full control over your shipments through automated reporting and milestone-tracking
  • This service provides you with a dedicated local contact, who speaks the local language. Your representative is always on call to help you meet your shipping needs.

Additional Services

Valid for LCL shipments with DB SCHENKERocean Bill of Lading via ports Hamburg, Bremerhaven, Wilhelmshaven, Rotterdam, Antwerp and Zeebrugge. The conditions for reefers, special equipment, shippers own equipment and containers with dangerous goods are not included and must be requested separately.

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Applicable for in-/outbound LCL shipments handled under DB SCHENKERocean Bill of lading from the ports of Hamburg, Bremerhaven, Bremen, Wilhelmshaven, Rotterdam, Antwerpen und Zeebrügge.


Following the resolution of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in November 2014, the gross weight of individual ship containers must be determined, documented and communicated to the carrier before loading starting from July 1, 2016.

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The current exchange rate of Schenker Deutschland AG is published here. The exchange rates are determined in accordance with the schedule data specified in the General Terms and Conditions. The basis for this is the DB exchange rate (Reuter rate - shown here) including the risk surcharge.

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