Less than a container load, or LCL, is the term used to describe maritime shipping for cargo loads that cannot completely fill a 20- or 40-foot shipping container. LCL shipments are bundled with other cargo since they don’t fill a 20- or 40-foot shipping container to capacity. They fill less The LCL consolidation process involves the movement of less than container load cargo from Inland Container Depot to a nominated ‘hub’ terminal under customs seal, usually in a domestic container of some sort.
How should you choose the best LCL consolidation company?
A successful supply chain depends on finding the ideal consolidated source. That’s why it is important to do your research and weigh the pros and cons before selecting your LCL provider.
Why do you need a LCL provider?
The biggest advantage of LCL Consolidation is the economic factor. By splitting the cost of a container with other exporters and importers, LCL is more affordable than FCL (Full Container Load), which requires you to pay for the entire container rather than only the space you use.
Do you know, nowadays, LCL is used as a mode of transport used around the world that can also be used together with FCL or air freight allowing clients to optimize their logistics and supply chain.
Things to keep in mind:
The quotation of the LCL Container depends on the volume of your cargo and not on its weight. Weight only becomes a factor if it’s in excess and being tucked to and/or from the port, which then becomes a problem.
Motor vehicles cannot be shipped via LCL shipping.
Depending on the nature of your cargo and its origin and final destination, it may require additional documents and certifications.
Fulcrum Shipping & Logistics is known as one of the best Container transport companies in India. They customise plans according to the clients’ needs and requirements. They have 3 warehouses in Mumbai and 1 warehouse in Surat, with terminal containers. It is an added advantage as you can safely store your cargos with them and get your LCL cargos securely delivered. They undertake all the necessary measures needed in safely packing your cargos so they don’t get damaged during their shipment.