Less than Full Container Cargo Shipping

Less than container shipping - LCL

The terms LCL shipping (Less than Container Load), is used when a client requires the export of a partial load, or just a few pallets as opposed to a full container.

Logisticargo USA has a dedicated team in charge of creating and establishing an effective consolidation system for all LCL shipments.

Many times, there are clients who do not have large volumes of freight or simply don’t find it beneficial to commit to the costs of shipping full containers. There are also times when clients have too much cargo where not all cargo fits in a container.

As Non-Vessel Operating Coming Carriers (NVOCC), we have the ability to offer clients in these situations the benefits that normally only clients shipping full containers would have. We offer these services to exporters, direct consumers, suppliers, manufacturers, and freight forwarders.

LCL services that include:

  • Door to port coverage from all across the continental United States
  • Frequent sailings with multiple options and transit times for most destinations
  • Scheduled sailing compliance
  • Ground and ocean combination shipments to meet desired final port destination
  • Competitive pricing

Rates for your LCL shipments are generally given from the location of the different CFS (Container Freight Stations) that we work with but we also offer local pick-ups of your cargo anywhere within the continental United States giving you the option of a door to port shipment. Our main CFS’s that we work with are located in:

  • Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Charleston, Cleveland, Charlotte, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Jacksonville, Los Angeles, Memphis, Miami, New Orleans, New York, Oakland, Portland, Philadelphia, Seattle, San Juan

Steps to successfully shipping an LCL order

  • Contact Logisticargo USA with pallet dimensions, weight, and cargo specifications to receive a formal quote.
  • If pick up is required, please send us pick up address to include in the formal quote
  • Upon receiving quote, send us confirmation that you accept the charges and that you are ready to book
  • Upon receiving your booking confirmation, you will also receive labels that must be placed on the outside of your orders. These labels are important to maintain control of the shipments throughout the shipping process from Point A to Point B
  • Keep an eye on automated emails our system will sent you reflecting status updates of your orders.

Please note that all orders should be prepared on pallets that have been “heat treated”. Shippers are responsible for making sure that all pallets have a certification seal or stamp.

As per company policies, all bookings and quotes must be done in writing. Quotes will be based on information received by the client and is subject to change should actual cargo vary from what was originally declared. All cargo must be booked prior to pick up or deliveries in order to avoid delays in shipments.