Groupage Freight

What is Groupage Freight?

Groupage freight is a shipping method used when unit of goods are transported in bundles to form a consolidated transport i.e. the combination of several smaller shipments into one full container. This shipping method is suitable for single pallets. For a larger pallet quantity, partial load shipment is generally the cheaper option.

The proupage process works like this: the general cargo is collected from various shippers and combined into a groupage cargo in the warehouse of the forwarding agent. After delivery, they are separated again in the corresponding warehouses.

Due to its cost-effectiveness, transport as groupage freight is a widely used procedure in logistics, because mixing the different consignments has the advantage of being particularly cost-saving.