Transportation in a nationwide network within Europe and beyond
From Osnabrück to Munich, from Norway to Greece, from Portugal to Azerbaijan – with numerous well-known partners in Germany and abroad, we form a comprehensive network with regular departures for transporting general cargo shipments.
As a member of CargoLine, we work together with partners throughout Europe to offer you general cargo shipments with daily departures and fixed transit times. In addition, the premium products available through our general cargo cooperation provide access to high-value additional services that improve the predictability of your supply chain, among other things.
Koch International is your reliable partner for all your transport needs. For instance, upon request, we can provide advice on dangerous goods, packaging or customs clearance.
An overview of our services for you:
Cargo shipments across Germany and Europe:
Our large and well-structured logistics network allows us to arrange deliveries within 24 hours throughout Germany and within 48 hours throughout Europe.
Defined transit times and regular departures in every country:
Our delivery time list lets you plan your transport activities accordingly so that you can always give your customers a precise delivery time. We can also provide a plan that tells you the specific days on which we travel to certain countries. You can access additional country-specific information in our download area.
Fixed quality standards:
We offer our customers the highest possible standard and have been awarded various certificates.
Online status request (Track and Trace):
Our shipment tracking lets you conveniently keep an eye on your parcel. Simply enter the order number to obtain up-to-date information on the current status. From collection to the delivery of your pallet: you always know where your shipment is at. You have all the status reports at your fingertips in real-time, even for international shipments.
- up to 6 Euro pallet bays
- up to 2.5 loading metres
- up to 2,500 kg
What is general cargo transport and how is it handled?
General cargo refers to any goods that can be transported in one piece. This may be a package as well as a pallet, a drum or a box. By contrast, liquid cargo, such as milk, petrol, gases or chemicals are not considered general cargo.
General cargo is essentially a single shipment that is transported from the sender to the recipient together with other shipments and which would not make full use of the permissible cargo load of the transport vehicle.
The process behind general cargo transport is an organisational challenge. Our employees make fast and safe transport operations a reality through precise planning and perfect networks. The optimal use of the available cargo hold ensures efficient and cost-effective shipments.
Our Track & Trace tool in the Koch portal lets you track your shipments so that you know where your goods and merchandise are currently located.
Our unique chain system.
It’s not just our years of experience that sets us apart, but also the use of the latest technology. Our handling warehouse built in 2013 covers 12,000 square metres and has 112 docking gates for lorries. But the special feature is our 360-metre-long chain system. This lets us offer you a unique approach to your transport requirements.
Costs and pricing of general cargo transport
The general cargo transport prices can be calculated based on the following factors:
- Collection of the general cargo from the sender (preliminary leg)
- Handling and distribution of the goods to the groupage freight lines
- Transport to the partner depot (main leg)
- Handling and distribution of the goods to the delivery vehicles
- Delivery of your goods to the recipient (final leg)
To be able to precisely calculate your general cargo costs or the pallet prices for general cargo, simply use our freight costs calculator or give us a call.
As a member of CargoLine, we are HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) certified. We are therefore authorised to store and transport foodstuffs packaged, for example, in tins, bottles or cannisters, also in accordance with the strict HACCP regulations.