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What is an LCL - Less Than Container Load? What can and cannot be shipped as LCL?


LCL an abbreviation for “Less than Container Load”. This term is commonly used in the sea freight industry and by international moving companies to describe a sea freight service that designed for shipping boxed, crated or palletized cargo that cannot fill an entire 20' or 40' Ocean container.

You CANNOT use LCL Service for the following commodities:

* Unboxed or uncrated cargo cannot be shipped as LCL.
* Any motorized vehicles that require DMV registration (cars, motorcycles, mopeds, jet skis, ATV’s, snowmobiles etc) are not permitted to be moved as LCL sea freight. This is due to US Customs Regulations that will not recognize any warehouse as an exam site for inspection.

* You can ship motorized vehicle using our service on shipping vehicles from the USA in containers and Ro-Ro. Ocean freight cost per a motorized vehicle should be equal to the ocean freight cost of shipping a mid-size car, but always must be re-confirmed upon a booking request.

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