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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Yusen Logistics offers an array of Air and Ocean freight forwarding services including full container loads (FCL), less than container loads (LCL), supply chain solutions, temperature controlled services, project logistics, customs house brokerage, consultancy (compliance), warehousing and distribution and technology related services.
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.