3,600 km separates Lisbon in Portugal and Stockholm in Sweden. Traveling this distance takes 38 hours by car without stops and traffic jams or in 4.5 hours by plane and involves at least 4 border crossings and two time zone changes.
The greater the distance goods in a groupage shipment must travel, the longer a logistics professional must work to organize delivery. For optimal time and cost efficiency, long sections of the route are divided into shorter ones. For example, a product from Lisbon can travel as part of one shipment to Vilnius, and from there to Stockholm as as part of another one. Transshipments, however, increase the chances of delay or loss. The more overloads, the higher the risks.
The AsstrA-Associated Traffic AG international corporate group has been providing groupage cargo transportation services for over 15 years. Groupage deliveries are popular among businesses of all sizes, from small local players to multinationals. Thanks to efficient use of space in vehicles, this type of transportation reduces the cost of delivery.
“Groupage deliveries are in steady demand among AsstrA clients. The launch of our own storage facilities in Lithuania this year allowed us to expand our offerings supporting such deliveries. Now our groupage service is available on the longest European route, which runs from South-Western Europe to Scandinavia. Transshipments are carried out in our own warehouse under the supervision of specialists from the AsstrA team. Our additional customs services are designed to support you at all stages of transportation without the involvement of third parties. As a result, you get solutions with optimal pricing and quality as well as high guarantee of security,” says Justas Cibulskas, Head of Groupage Cargo at AsstrA.
Author: Anastasia Onoshko.