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LCL Consolidations Expands full life cycle capabilities for managing LCL shipping door to door

Less than a Container Load (LCL)

Universal Royal Express Courier was among the first operators in non-container-sized cargo consolidation – and remains the premier NVOCC provider of LCL consolidation today. Our commanding position is a function of our structure, our scale, and our services.

We manage the vast majority of shipments end-to-end: our network of own-managed facilities and offices allows us to maintain control of processes and ensure consistently high service standards. Our processes allow us to interface seamlessly with customers’ existing program, meaning that Universal Royal Express Courier’s reach can be used to complement large freight forwarder’s own networks and extend the reach of smaller operators – flexibly and efficiently.

Reach and Capabilities No matter where on the globe, Universal Royal Express Courier offers access at consistent service levels: we complement our extensive own-managed network with selected, integrated agents to offer broader and deeper reach than other operators.

  • Universal Royal Express Courier runs 1,200 direct services every week
  • Universal Royal Express Courier operates approximately 24,000 port-to-port pairs
  • Universal Royal Express Courier employs 3,000 LCL experts in 120 offices in 30 countries
  • Universal Royal Express Courier partners with agents to extend into more than 100 countries
  • Universal Royal Express Courier moves c.8 million cubic meters shipments every year
  • Universal Royal Express Courier works with 35 carriers to ship more than a quarter of a million TEUs annually

Our size means that we can offer better reliability, higher frequency, and lower prices while maintaining capabilities such as best-in-class visibility and compliance throughout our network and proven DG handling competence. The scale of Universal Royal Express Courier’s operations ensures schedule integrity, lowers transit times, and all but eradicates roll-overs, securing our customers’ supply chains.

Universal Royal Express Courier: IT integration and value-adds

As a tech-led organization, Universal Royal Express Courier sets new standards of IT integration in the logistics sector. LCL customers have access to our sophisticated technology platform, allowing them to plan and then monitor and manage their freight movements independently and using their own systems. Meanwhile, Universal Royal Express Courier’s range of value-added ancillary services which plug straight into LCL include CFS & warehousing  and inland solutions: this is what makes Universal Royal Express Courier service truly point-to-point.

Universal Royal Express Courier’s size represents a real advantage not only its global coverage and service levels, but in the frequency of its sailings and the integrity of its scheduling – and, not least, in price.