What are Trans-Atlantic Consolidation Services?
Transatlantic consolidation services involve combining smaller shipments from multiple suppliers or origins into one consolidated shipment that travels via a common transportation mode, such as sea or air. This allows companies to optimise transportation costs and reduce overall transit times.
In conjunction with our U.S. partners, Atlantic Freight Ltd operates our own weekly consolidation service directly to our U.S. customs bonded warehouse in Chicago.
WEEKLY SAILING SCHEDULE
Port of Departure: Liverpool
Port of Transit: Halifax NS
Port of Arrival: Chicago
Close For Documents: Thursday 1200 hrs
Transit: Quay to Quay 14 Days
Our Trans-Atlantic consolidation service offers a myriad of benefits to businesses looking to streamline and optimise their shipping process. Consolidating your shipments can reduce transportation costs as you will only be paying for a portion of the space in the container rather than the full container cost.
You benefit from increased reliability with your shipments due to our scheduled departures and arrivals. Our service offers flexibility in terms of shipment size, weight, and delivery options. You will have the option to choose from multiple shipment sizes, making it easier to find a cost effective solution for your business.
Our consolidation service simplifies the paperwork and documentation process, allowing you to focus on other critical aspects of your business. With a huge focus on the environmental impact of the shipping and logistics industry, consolidating your shipments reduces the carbon footprint of transportation as fewer trucks and containers are required to transport the same amount of cargo.
Late cut-off: Latest Friday morning North West UK collections to meet weekend sailings from Liverpool port
Container arrival at Halifax, NS is less congested compared to the New York port, avoiding port delays
Containers transferred to Chicago by rail upon arrival at Halifax
The total transit time from the UK port to the Chicago depot is 14 days
Our dedicated consolidation containers are loaded and unloaded by our own specialised teams
Reduced costs of using strategic gateway ports and rail connection to Chicago
Competitive and flexible pricing models based on the volume and weight of each consignment
Door to Door tracking and Proof of Delivery available
Transit time from our Chicago CFS once unloaded
Washington (WA), Oregon (OR), California (CA)
Idaho (ID), Utah (UT), Nevada (NV)
Montana (MT), Wyoming (WY), Colorado (CO)
North/South Dakota (ND/SD), Nebraska (NE), Oklahoma (OK)
Tennessee (TN), Arkansas (AR) 4
Michigan (MI), Ohio (OH), Kentucky (KY), Missouri (MO), Iowa (IA), Minnesota (MN), Kansas (KS)
Illinois (IL), Indiana (IN), Wisconsin (WI)
*Transits based on goods being customs cleared
When operating in a cross-border environment, adherence to customs regulations is crucial. As a Transatlantic consolidation service provider we possess expertise in customs documentation, ensuring that goods comply with legal requirements on both sides of the Atlantic.
WAREHOUSING & DISTRIBUTION
Our weekly consolidation service ships directly to our U.S. customs bonded warehouse in Chicago. Consolidation services typically involve temporary warehousing and distribution facilities. This strategic approach enables efficient inventory consolidation and management for businesses, reducing transit times and enabling timely order fulfillment.
TECHNOLOGY & DATA MANAGEMENT
Advanced logistics technology tools play a vital role in executing transatlantic consolidation services seamlessly. These technologies include transportation management systems, real-time tracking, and data analytics platforms that ensure accurate forecasting, on-time delivery, and efficient supply chain operations.
Effective collaboration between suppliers, freight forwarders, and consolidation service providers is critical for successful transatlantic consolidation. Seamless communication and coordination ensure that shipments arrive at the consolidation point on time and that all necessary documentation is complete.
Why Choose Us?
“Everyone I have had the pleasure of working with at Atlantic Freight always goes above and beyond to be friendly and so very helpful. The stresses of freight movements are enough but your company makes it all seem so easy.”
Chemical Specialists, USA