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Old 06-09-2017, 10:54 AM
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Has anyone here got experience of LCL (Less-than Container Load) seafreight shipping?
I'm looking for options to get a pair of S30 doors over from California.
LCL looks like it could cost <200 but I've no idea about hidden costs and gotchas.

Anyone?
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Old 06-09-2017, 02:11 PM
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Invariably it means you'll be sharing consolidated container space with any number of other consignees. The risk there is that they tend to fill 'em right up (and I mean RIGHT up) so your doors could be at the bottom of a very big pile of other stuff in the container, most of which will have been packaged in a way that saves weight and volume (that being why they were sent LCL in the first place...).

The only way to mitigate against likely shipping damage is to get them packed against it. Which can be expensive and hard to organise if you are purchasing from a private seller...
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Old 06-09-2017, 02:43 PM
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All I can say is make sure you get the right doors! http://zclub.net/forum/showthread.php?t=21956
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Old 06-09-2017, 07:30 PM
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Invariably it means you'll be sharing consolidated container space with any number of other consignees. The risk there is that they tend to fill 'em right up (and I mean RIGHT up) so your doors could be at the bottom of a very big pile of other stuff in the container, most of which will have been packaged in a way that saves weight and volume (that being why they were sent LCL in the first place...).

The only way to mitigate against likely shipping damage is to get them packed against it. Which can be expensive and hard to organise if you are purchasing from a private seller...


Thanks Alan, so that's the gotcha - Packaging would need strong bespoke woodwork.
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