(Less than Container Load)
Means “less than container load”. It is a shipping term used in the logistics industry to refer to shipments that do not fill an entire shipping container.
When the shipment is LCL it means “less than container load”. It is a shipping term used in the logistics industry to refer to shipments that do not fill an entire shipping container. When a shipment is LCL, it means that goods from multiple shippers are combined into one container to maximize container space and reduce shipping costs. In LCL shipping, each customer pays for their proportional share of container space based on the size or weight of their goods.
It is ideal for businesses or individuals who have smaller quantities of goods to ship that may not require a full container. Provides a cost-effective option for transporting small shipments while still taking advantage of the advantages of sea freight such as lower shipping costs compared to air freight and improved security and protection for goods in transit.
The goods are consolidated and deconsolidated at a container shipping station or warehouse, where they are sorted and distributed to their final destinations after arriving at the port of discharge.
Overall, it provides a practical and efficient solution for shipping smaller quantities of goods internationally, making it a popular choice for businesses with diverse shipping needs.
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