What is an LCL Shipment?

“Less Container Load” shipments are shipments that are smaller than a full ocean freight containers. LCL shipments are shipped by sea and typically take 45-60 days to reach their destination. It is typically cheaper to ship individual pallets by LCL than it is by air freight.

LCL shipments can be very efficient and cost-effective when shipping expensive and high value pallets overseas. Due to the relative high cost of shipping single pallets by LCL, LCL shipments are not suitable for low value pallets.

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