A logistical term, LCL stands for “Less-than-Container-Load”. More specifically, it occurs when a single shipper’s goods do not completely fill an entire container. When this happens, in order to fill an entire container, space in the container is split between orders and/or shippers.

As the container is shared with other shipments, small businesses take advantage of the low cost of ocean shipping without requiring high volume. This is also a very economical option for small, heavy shipments as transit times are not an issue.

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