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Cargoboard is your first point of contact for commercial groupage freight in Germany and throughout Europe. We are distinguished by our digital expertise, our extensive transport network and professional service team.
With just a few clicks, you can use our platform to find out an individual transport price and book the right type of transport for your project.
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Quick online booking
Immediate price offer with subsequent online booking in just four steps
Well-coordinated disposition team as contract and contact partner for your groupage freight transports
Comprehensive and Europe-wide transport network with fixed and established shipping routes
Inexpensive transport option
Optimal shipping method for smaller shipment quantities
Track & Trace from collection to transport processing and delivery
Optional climate-neutral shipping
Compensation for greenhouse gases produced during transport, if desired
What exactly does Groupage Freight mean?
In contrast to LTL/FTL loads, transports in which individual pieces are shipped are referred to as groupage freight. According to the most common definition, groupage freight shipments are lighter than 3,000 kg and smaller than 6 pallet storage spaces (2.4 loading meters). A distinction is made between the following groupage freights
- Package: The package is the smallest shipment unit
- Groupage freight: ‘Groupage freight’ is a collection of several packages that is combined into one shipment unit (e.g. a loaded pallet).
Transit times and Delivery Options for Groupage Freight
With Cargoboard, you can choose between three different delivery options when transporting groupage freight. Among other things, these differ in features such as transit time.
- Cheapest shipping method
- National transit time in Germany usually 1 – 2 business days
- 24/7 Tracking
- Prioritized loading and delivery
- National transit time in Germany usually 1 business days
- 24/7 Tracking
Delivery option 'preferred date'
- Delivery at the desired date
- 24/7 Tracking
Delivery option 'preferred date'
This delivery option allows you to send groupage freight at a later preferred date. What exactly does that mean?
- Collection on the next business day or the preferred day
- Prioritized delivery on the preferred date
- Free storage of your goods for a maximum of 3 business days (5€ per pallet space and per business day afterwards)
- Transit times are the same as for the Standard delivery option
You can view transit times for Europe-wide groupage freight after entering the collection and delivery locations in the second step on our platform.
Prices for Groupage Freight
Prices for groupage freight strongly depends on the chosen delivery option and the route to be driven. You can get daily updated and individual prices in real time after entering the collection and delivery locations on our platform.
The correct packaging for Groupage Freight
Once the goods are ready for groupage freight, the question of suitable packaging arises. First of all, it is important to know that you as the shipper are responsible for it. At this point, we recommend a one-way or Euro pallet unless you have goods that are shipped in a flight case, IBC container or bicycle box. Regardless of the packaging chosen, shipments weighing 30 kg or more must be accessible from underneath by a forklift.
After selecting the packaging material, the next step is to properly package and secure the goods on the packaging material. We recommend the following packaging materials for this purpose:
- Bubble wrap
- Adhesive tape
- Tension belts
- Edge protection
Shipping without transport-safe packaging is not recommended for groupage freight, as there is a risk that the goods will be damaged during handling.
For more detailed recommendations, we refer to our packaging tips, where we have covered this topic in detail.
A safe transport of your Groupage Freight
A common misconception is that groupage freight shipments are automatically insured. If you wish to insure your groupage freight, you have the option to take out such insurance during our booking process. This is especially worthwhile for valuable goods.
For more information, please refer to our shipping insurance!
International Groupage Freight
With Cargoboard, you have a partner who supports you with Europe-wide groupage freight. Thanks to our extensive logistics network, we are able to handle your groupage freight within a few business days.
The most popular Europe-wide connections include the following destinations:
Frequently asked questions about Groupage Freight
When do the truck drivers arrive for the collection?
When transporting groupage freight, truck drivers usually arrive in the afternoon and collect the shipments. However, the loading point should be staffed between 8am - 4pm, as it may happen that shipments are collected in the morning due to route advantages.
How do I properly package my groupage freight and where can I get the packaging material?
If your shipment weighs 30 kg or more, it must be transported on a one-way or Euro pallet. For more information, take a look at our packaging tips.
How are shipments loaded and unloaded during Groupage Freight transports?
When transporting groupage freight, shipments are loaded and unloaded using a tail lift and a pallet jack with a maximum load capacity of up to 1,000 kg.
How do I prepare my shipment for the transport?
To prepare your shipment for groupage freight, we recommend using transport-safe packaging. We also recommend attaching our shipping label to the goods. Experience has shown that it makes sense to apply the label to the shipment several times to increase visibility.
I cannot find what I am looking for. Who can I contact?
If you have any unanswered questions, you can reach us via live chat (bottom right), WhatsApp, by mail or by phone.