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LCL (Less Than Container Load), or FCL (Full Container Load): That Is the Question

When 20’ and 40’ full containers make up 90% of all goods shipped around the world, a common question arises with newer shippers: “What if I don’t have enough freight to fill a full container?”

In this case, LCL (Less-than-Container-Load) may be right for you.


Don’t judge a shipper by their carton count

LCL offers shippers with regular smaller shipments the flexibility to move their orders when they’re ready rather than waiting for enough orders to make up a full container. A 20’ container’s cubic capacity is 33 CBM (although we always recommend customers avoid going beyond 27 CBM to allow for air space for unloading).That can be equivalent to 20 double-stacked pallets if built at the correct height.

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