Less Than Container Load

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Less Than Container Load

Shipments of less than container load size (<$50,000).

Less Than Container Load

In shipping, a term describing cargo of insufficient weight to qualify for a freight rate. That is, when one ships an LCL good, one must usually pay a higher fee.
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High shipping costs and losses due to damage make ordering less than container loads from the Far East cost-prohibitive for most retailers he explained.
Their primary role is to act as a consolidator of less than container loads (LCL) of freight into full containers.