Optimize your costs: Pay only for the amount of space your shipment occupies. Compact and protect your cargo: Low-volume shipments are safer when shipped together in an LCL container. Minimize surprises from costs: With door-to-door LCL freight, destination charges are declared and known perior to shipping. Ship with stable rates: LCL rates are less volatile than FCL rates.
What is LCL?
LCL means Less than a container Load
LCL shipments, can be called Groupage as well, refer to sea freight shipments that are transported in a shipping container alongside cargo from other shippers by sharing the space within the container.
Here’s when you should book LCL
Read more to know if LCL shipping is the best option for your shipment.
If your shippment volume is under 13 m³: LCL rates are based on volume and weight. It is always cheaper to ship via LCL when your shipment’s volume is under 13 m³ – Lower shipping costs garanteed.
If you want to book last-minute shipping service during the shipping peak times: During congestion, it’s easier to save and secure a spot with LCL shipment than FCL – Time Critical Shipments.
If your cargo shipment is bigger than a full container and too small to fill two containers: Then the cheapest option would be to filling a FCL container and ship the remaining via LCL – Optimized both FCL and LCL costs.
When your cargo isn’t time critical or urgent: Low-volume shipments is recommened to ship via air freight, Our LCL shipping is a much cheaper alternative – Save more money on LCL shipping.
Most popular LCL shipments
Palletized LCL: This is our recommended option because your cargo is transport is more safe on pallets and allows easy handling. Trucks also usually require your shipment cargo to be palletized for inland moves. Palletize your cargo to protect your LCL shipment.
Loose LCL: If you have a loose cargo, your merchandise is transported in stacked boxes. While this is a popular choise for shipping LCL cargos in Asia, the merchandise is more likely to suffer damage. This option lacks the security advantage of your cargo and that of other shippers cargo as well.
- Control your LCL shipment from our client platform: Instant quotes, tracking system and documentation.
- Get customer supprt and assistance from our LCL shipping experts throughout the entire process.
Included services for your LCL shipment
- Cargo pick up or delivery
- Land transport to or from warehouses
- Consolidation/deconsolidation fees
- Transportation to or from the port
- Customs clearance
- Terminal charges
- Sea freight
Our tips for LCL freight
All material used for shipment packing and transporting your LCL cargo should be wood-treated. ISPM-15 verified stamps should be visible as well. This should apply to pallets, wooden boxes, dunnage and any block and brace materials.
It is recommended to use high-quality packing materials and do with care as your shipment will be exposed to sudden and unpridectable movements during handling and freight transportation.
Shipping fragile merchandise is tricky, So better to make sure to use the appropriate labels and ensure they’re clear and can be seen. When possible, labels will be on all sides of the box.