Sea freight is an inexpensive form of transportation. Besides full container shipments, HST Groep also consolidates smaller shipments in house: the so-called groupage.
Groupage, also called “Less-than-Container-Load” (LCL) means that the consignments from several parties are loaded into one container and then shipped. Once at the destination harbor, the different shippings are transported to their final destination. By combining different loads in a container, the various senders share the costs of one container. In this way, HST Groep creates larger perchasing volumes and thus can offer competitive rates. This combined with flexibility and year of experience, HST guarantees customization of your shipment, completely to your requirements and wishes. Because HST Groep is located in Enschede, shipments from the Far East can be shipped directly to Enschede, instead of Rotterdam. This avoids certain high costs as those at the port of Rotteram. Of course, you benefit from this: the costs we don’t make, you don’t pay.
Besides shipping groupage sea containers, it is alo possible to ship complete containers with HST Groep. The big advantage of FCL (Full Container Load) is that there is no need to wait until the container has been filled up with other shipments but can be loaded on board immediately. Besides this, it takes less time to clear a fullcontainer compaired to a groupage container. HST can also arrange this clearance on location. Moreover, HST Groep is also qualified to perform gas measurement and degassing of containers.
To import or export shippings to or from outside the borders of the European Union, the proper customs documents are required. HST Groep offers the possibility to arrange the required documentation for international shipments. All export, import and transit declarations are proceeded by EDI (Electronic Data Interchange), a direct computer connection with customs. Through this connection HST guarantees a swift release of the shipment to customs, so your package is delivered faster. Read more on customs and import duties.