LCL (Less than Container Load) Shipping, also called Groupage or Consolidation is one of the most common and cost effective ways of transporting your goods via ocean freight cargo. LCL, as opposed to FCL (Full Container Load), is the best method for small volume shipments as it utilizes mixed cargo containers. This means you share container space with other LCL consolidators, also sharing and reducing the cost, among these other benefits:
Optimize Freight Costs: LCL loads are MUCH CHEAPER as compared to FCL rates, as well as avoiding fees typically incurred for storage, loading/unloading and land transportation.
Scalable to Your Business: Ship scalable quantities depending on the size of your business and without the pressures of filling an entire container.
Simple Process: With a simple order process and an easy drop off/pick up system at the company’s warehouse, we make the process as easy for you as possible.
Increased Flexibility: Enjoy the freedom to change your volumes, frequency or even time of collection of your goods.
Manage Stock: Properly maintain your stock levels despite not having the time or money to purchase enough supplies to fill a container by moving smaller LCL shipments.
Time Efficient: With timely transit and reliable weekly LCL schedules, we help you manage your time better!
LCL is great for smaller markets (such as small CARICOM countries buying from Trinidad), customers that don’t have enough inventory to fill a standard sized container or even buyers that just do not have the warehouse space to store larger orders. So, if you’re a small to medium sized company, or if you’re simply relocating overseas, LCL is hands down the most cost effective transportation method for you!
Find out more about LCL shipping and our other transportation services at https://cargotrinidad.com/.