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Less Than Container Load (LCL)

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A shipment where freight doesn't fill the entire container.

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What is Less Than Container Load (LCL)?

Less Than Container Load (LCL) is a type of cargo shipment in which multiple customers ship their goods in a single container. Each customer’s goods are loaded into the container and are shipped to the same port of destination.  


The goods are then unloaded, sorted, and re-loaded onto another container for delivery to the individual customers. This is a cost-effective way to ship smaller shipments as the customers share the cost of the container instead of paying for a full container. 

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