Big bag transport with on-site pickup!

      We offer our services exclusively for commercial customers, public authorities and companies. Transports on behalf of private individuals are completely excluded.

      Transporting big bags: Tips, hints and costs

      You want to have big bags transported and want to know what you have to consider? Cargoboard provides you with all important the information and advice, you need to consider for a safe transport of big bags.

      If you are looking for a simple and fast solution to ship goods, rely on your digital freight forwarding company Cargoboard. We take care of the complete transport processing and are your competent contact for questions and special requests!

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      How does the shipping of big bags with Cargoboard work?

      Cargoboard transports big bags quickly, efficiently and easily. We will explain how booking and a smooth transportation works.

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      The booking through our platform

      In order to place your shipment on our platform you have to enter your shipment data in the first step and select the shipping method that suits you best.

      At this point, it is important that you make the right choice when selecting the packaging material and deposit your dimensions including the packaging. If your shipment is heavier than 30 kg, it must be transported on a pallet.

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      Prepare the big bags for transport

      Once you have booked the transport and received the documents from us, it is time to prepare for the transport.

      Please note that big bags must always be transported on a pallet. This will facilitate loading and unloading of the truck and the space on the loading area can be used much better.

      In addition, each big bag for transport must be tightly closed at the top.

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      Die Verpackung der Ware für den Transport
      Die Abholung der Ware für den Transport

      Collection of the big bags for transportation

      In order to transport your big bags, our transport employees usually take over the goods at the curb.

      For this purpose, please place the big bags on a pallet.

      Delivery of the big bags

      The delivery of the big bags also takes place on the curbside. Our forwarding agents unload the goods at the corresponding delivery address and have the acceptance acknowledged with a signature.

      Die Lieferung der versendeten Ware

      Transit times for the transport of big bags

      In the following overview you can see the transit times, for big bag transports within Germany.


      You will receive the corresponding information for a Europe-wide transport of big bags after entering your pick-up and delivery locations on our platform.


      Please note that transit times may vary due to seasonal variations and regional restrictions. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our service team.

        Standard delivery Premium delivery

      Groupage Freight

      1-2 business days 1 business day

      Less Than Truck Loads

      1 business day (collection within 3 business days)

      1 business day (collection on the selected business day)

      Full Truck Loads

      1 business day (collection within 3 business days)

      1 business day (collection on the selected business day)


      Premium delivery

      With premium delivery, the fastest possible delivery date is selected by default. Alternatively, a later delivery date can be selected during the offer configuration.


      Premium delivery for pan-European shipments
      If you want a fixed delivery date for a pan-European shipment, it is the last day of the specified regular transit time for the premium delivery option.


      Premium delivery for groupage freight
      If you request a fixed delivery date, we will store your shipments for up to 3 business days free of charge. These are counted from the last business day of the earliest possible term. For each additional business day, we will charge 5€ per pallet space and business day.


      Shipping method Direct Loads

      With the shipping method "Direct Load" you will receive the fastest possible transport. The transport vehicle makes its way to your delivery location on a direct route.


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      How much will it cost to have big bags transported?

      The price of transporting big bags depends on both the place of collection and the destination, as well as the number of bags, their total weight and the shipping method.


      You will find out your individual transport price after entering the shipment data on our platform.

      How do I optimally prepare big bags for transport?

      To ensure that your big bags and the contents can be transported properly, you should consider the following aspects:

      1. Please use certified big bags for transport, which you have stored protected from light. UV radiation can make the material porous and cracked. Also, do not reuse big bags that are designed for one-time use only.
      2. Please place the big bags on a pallet, so that they can be loaded, transported and unloaded more easily. In certain cases, it is also necessary to ground the big bags before you fill them.
      3. Please do not fill the big bags with liquids, as the bags are not designed for this purpose and not waterproof.
      4. Note the maximum filling weight, which is indicated on the outside when filling the big bags.
      5. Load the big bags evenly.
      6. Close the big bags after filling tightly from the top.
      7. For the transport of the big bags to the curb use either a forklift or a big bag transport cart.

      Cargoboard is always by your side to advise you on the necessary steps. In addition, if you have any questions about shipping costs or safe packaging for transport, we will be happy to help.


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      What are big bags used for?

      Since big bags are made of durable plastic fabrics, they are very suitable for carrying a variety of materials, such as gravel, sand, stone, bulk material, seeds, granules, pellets, dust, flour, salt, or even large products.


      Due to the material and its volume, you can fill big bags with 500 kg to 2,000 kg. The respective maximum filling weight is written on the outside of the big bag.


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      How many big bags fit in one truck?

      The number of big bags you can transport with a truck depends on the volume and filling load of the bags and the size of the truck.


      In a box truck, for example, it is possible to transport 44 big bags, each with a volume of 1.4 m³, because you can stack them on top of each other in the truck.


      Big bags with a larger volume should not be stacked on top of each other.


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      Are the big bags insured when Cargoboard transports them?

      It depends on the transport option chosen whether the big bags are insured. Most shipping companies offer appropriate insurance. If you transport big bags with Cargoboard, the liability according to the German Freight Forwarders' Standard Terms and Conditions (ADSP) applies in case of loss.


      Despite a small risk of loss , we recommend our shipping insurance for cost-intensive goods.


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      Why should I choose Cargoboard for the logistics of big bags?

      As a large forwarding company with over 12 million shipments per year our experienced employees take care of a fast and reliable transport.

      Here you see an overview of our services:

      Get your suitable service package at Cargoboard. We will gladly take care of the planning and are at your disposal with our advice.


      Because we always want to offer you the best service, you can count on our high quality and reliability.


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      Custom conditions for the transport of big bags

      From as few as 10 regular shipments per month, frequent shippers benefit from individual conditions with Cargoboard.

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