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.

How To Choose Between FCL And LCL And Save Money When Cargo Shipping From China

How To Choose Between FCL And LCL And Save Money When Cargo Shipping From China

Cargo shipping from China by sea is not only for companies importing bulk cargo, but for individuals that want to import smaller packages as well – packages as small as one cubic meter in volume. Low volume cargo items are shipped together with cargo being imported by other companies.