Why LCL shipment is a reasonable solution for you?

What comes to your mind when you hear the word sea freight? Of course, gigantic ships, huge containers, and enormous freight cranes. That is because sea freight is relatively economical and has the capacity of conveying bulk cargo from across the globe. This is the reason; a large chunk of international trade is carried out via sea. Mostly out of which is shipped in containers. But here is a question. How will you ship a cargo if it is less than a full container load? LCL is the answer.

What LCL does is combines all the less than container loads, consolidated them, and packs them to complete a full container load FCL. This activity is called groupage. In this way, you get to ship your lee-than-container load without paying for FCL services. Upon reaching the port, LCL cargoes are unpacked, separated, and delivered to their destined customers after completion of custom regulations. This arrangement allows the goods to be shipped as containerized cargo at lower shipping rates, and the customer achieves substantial savings on freight costs. The little secret of huge container-laden vessels is out.

Benefits of LCL

Lower Risk and Speedier Turnover

The old-age concepts of producing all and hoping for it to sell are drastically diminishing. In the wake of the pandemic situation around the globe, the production lines are leaning towards an ‘on demand’ approach. The necessity of a safe, cost-effective, and time-efficient increases furthermore now. LCL is the answer to all these queries. It is not just economical but can prove to be a very vital policy behind the sustainable growth of your business. Where the lesser quantities will lower the risk in handling and storage, they will speed up the turnover from inventory.

Financial Development

LCL allows your business to make significant financial and environmental growth by shipping smaller volumes and observing the purchasing patterns of your customers. The market shelves will tell you whether your production speed is fine or you need to revise things according to the supply-demand situation. A closer look at the picture will tell you that reduced volumes are not just reducing the overhead costs but are also a reason for dropping carbon footprint. A win-win situation.

Increased Flexibility

Stockpiling is a natural temptation. All of us like to buy more than we need, worry more than we require, and eat more than we should. The same goes for a business that will try to fill more stock in a container to achieve FCL and reduced freight costs. But on the other hand, those extra goods might be bad for your business in the long term. If they don’t sell in an acceptable period, they will cost extra storage costs. So, all you need here is a little flexibility in terms of shipments and LCL is going to provide you that.


LCL, if to be defined in two words is container-sharing. It is a convenient solution that connects small to medium-sized businesses to their thousands of marketplaces across the globe. Allowing smaller shipments to hitch a ride on these partially filled containers makes excellent sense, both financially and environmentally.