LCL (Less Than Container Load), or FCL (Full Container Load): That Is the Question
- November 30, 2017
- Posted by: GTC Repost
- Category: Blog
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.