What is LCL?

LCL, also known as part load, stands for Less Than Container Load. This term refers to the shipping of smaller ocean consignments, generally less than 20 CBM, which do not require a full containers capacity.

Unsworth Global Logistics specialise in LCL shipments and are able to consolidate multiple LCL shipments to create a full load.

LCL shipments are seen as a more economical alternative to airfreight, for smaller and less time sensitive goods.

Related term – FCL – Full Container Load – refers to a single shipment that fills a full container exclusively.

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