LCL (Less Than Container Load)
LCL, or Less than Container Load, is a shipping method in which multiple customers' cargo is consolidated into a single container. This means that the container is not filled entirely with one customer's cargo, but rather with goods from several customers. LCL is ideal for customers who have smaller quantities of cargo that are not large enough to fill an entire container, as it allows them to share the container and reduce shipping costs. However, LCL can also be more time-consuming than FCL, as the container must be consolidated and deconsolidated at multiple points along the shipping route.
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