Ocean Freight Transportation Services: Germany Fast Boat

Schnellste Schiffsverbindung

Through our partner, Omni Logistics, LiVe Logistics provides a weekly LCL consolidation program for our customers who import from Germany and surrounding European countries as part of our ocean freight transportation service. The goal of this “fast boat” program is to enhance our service offering to our clients and to increase their profits by controlling cost.

LiVe containers go directly from Germany to our Pittsburgh CFS facility, and through utilization of our linehaul network, we offer reduced transit time for ocean shipments delivering to the United States and Mexico.


  • Cost reduction of 65%-80%
  • Implementing even seasonally creates budget flexibility
  • Reduction in cargo damage and less handling
  • Increased visibility

What You Get

  • Weekly Service
  • Better Handling
  • Complete Visibility
  • Cutoff Friday, load Monday, sail Wednesday
  • Ocean Transit Time Average 18 Days to Omni PIT
  • Controlled Costs in Our Bonded Linehaul
  • Eliminated Congestion Concerns

Case Study

A high tech German-based manufacturer struggled with long lead times, and as a result of that, nearly 100% of all of their inbound US cargo moved via air freight. They had limited shipment visibility, high delivery cost, and struggled to maintain satisfactory inventory levels in US logistics facilities.


  • 15-20 tons of air freight per week
  • Inconsistent transit time
  • 8,000+ SKUs
  • 90% on-time performance
  • Damage issues


  • Reduced air freight by 85%+
  • Reduced annual spend by over 35%
  • Improved transit times by 10.2 days to major markets
  • Claims ratio is less than 0.005%
  • Eliminated damage handling goods door-to-door
  • Increased visibility

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