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LCL and FCL Meaning

Shipping
Information Technology and Telecommunication
From United States of America
To India
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Oct 05, 2022

What do LCL and FCL stand for in the freight forwarding and shipping industry? 

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Jak H.
Oct 05, 2022

Full container load (FCL) and Less-than-container load (LCL) refer to the two modes of transportation for sea freight shipping. FCL logistics is a method of transporting goods in which your shipment occupies a full container (of any size). LCL logistics refers to many shipments sharing container space. It means if your cargo doesn’t require a full container capacity, it needs to be combined with other importers' LCL shipments and then transported within a container. That’s why LCL shipping is also known as ‘Consolidation’ or ‘Groupage’.

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