LCL stands for less than a container load. Since LCL shipments fill less than a full shipping container, they are grouped with other cargo. Sometimes LCL cargo is referred to as Groupage or Consolidation. They are two of common shipping terms used in the international logistics industry for export and import ocean freight cargo. With LCL Cargo, you share the space of one container with others, and also share the cost.
With LCL shipment, you get to pay for only the space that you use; which in many case will results in cost saving and efficiency. However, there are instances where LCL shipment may cost more than FCL (Full container Load) shipment. Talk to our team for free consultation on which option is best for your shipment.