Understanding Volumetric Weight And How LCL Chargeable Weight Calculated

Understanding Volumetric Weight And How LCL Chargeable Weight Calculated

LCL stands for Less Than Container Load; it is a term used for shipments that make use of partial container freight. If an entire container is used for a single shipment (FCL or Full Container Load), the volume of the cargo becomes extraneous since the client owns the whole container, while carrier would have a weight limitation for FCL. However, in a case where the consignment is small, requiring only partial container freight, a universal formula is applied for calculating LCL chargeable weight.