LCL Shipping Less-than-full container load shipments at competitive rates. Low transit times and guaranteed safety.

LCL or less-container-load allows importers to ship smaller amounts of cargo that’s not big enough to justify FCL as a viable option. This means that your cargo is combined with other shipping consignments that are headed in the same destination.

However, we go above and beyond to make sure your LCL shipments pass through client-only LCL networks that span the world and keep your shipments safe and get them delivered on time.

With Intesup, you’ll able to identify the precise cost of every aspect of your LCL transportation – sourcing, fulfillment, and delivery.

You’ll have total transparency and complete control over your delivery process, all thanks to our innovative tech solution.

When it comes to shipping cost per unit, LCL may charge more than FCL, but it shouldn’t be a cause for concern. Our passionate shipping experts will ensure you get the best transporting service for your needs at the most competitive rates across all of the world’s transport networks.

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LCL FAQ Frequently Asked Questions

LCL mode of shipping allows you to ship smaller quantities of cargo as per your readiness and flexibility to pay pro-rata for the shipping container. Cargo of other exporters is combined with your cargo in one container thus achieving freight optimisation. Intesup offers both FCL and LCL shipping solutions.

A full-container-load means only cargo is being shipped in one specific container (whether full or half empty). You pay for full freight and local charges (both ends) for that container. A less-than-container load is when cargo from other exporter is also combined in one specific container.

We will issue the Master BL for all port – port shipments. Idea is to keep the destination charges and activities hassle free for your consignee/buyer
When a pick-up or delivery is involved and should you need House BL, we can issue the House BL. Usually, we would be able to dispatch the BL within 48 hrs of vessel sailing. This is provided you have submitted the correct BL Instruction before the DOC cut-off

If you’re shipping FCL, it will most likely take 1-3 business days for your shipment to be unloaded. If you’re shipping LCL, you’ll need an additional 1-2 business days for your container to reach your CFS, and then another 1-2 business days for it to be deconsolidated.

The cost of moving freight is not the same across all trade lanes, for a few reasons:

  • Supply and Demand
  • GRI (General rate increase)
  • Seasonal and Market conditions

The consignee is the party to whom ownership of the goods will transfer when the cargo is released at the destination. A consignee must be named on a bill of lading.

The larger your shipment, the better it is for you to ship FCL – full container load. This reduces costs, minimizes damage, and you’ll receive your cargo faster. As a general rule of thumb, if your shipment is less than 15 cubic meters in size, you’ll want to go with LCL shipping. However, your freight forwarder will always advise you and make sure you’re getting the most cost-effective and quick transit.