LCL - Less than container load shipping

We Specialize in transportation of small ocean freight shipments not requiring the full capacity of an ocean container – Usually less than 20 CBM (cubic meters).

City Sprint is the answer to your LCL Needs

City Sprint LCL Shipping

No matter how large your freight or how urgent your need is, City Sprint has a variety of services to meet your trucking needs…or we’ll customize one for you!

When choosing LCL shipping, be it for an import or export, your cargo is consolidated with other shippers’ goods to fill a container.

LCL transport is facilitated by a non-vessel operating common carrier, also known as an NVOCC. NVOCCs reserve full containers from shipping companies based on traffic volume forecasts to different destinations. They are then able to offer space in the containers for small LCL shipments at a reduced rate compared to FCL shipping.

When shipping to secondary ports, your cargo may be offloaded at a transshipment point, where it will wait for more cargo to fill the container before continuing to its final destination. Understanding its timeline and how LCL shipping works may help prevent unexpected problems.

Preparing Your LCL Shipment

The most common cause of damage to LCL freight is insufficient and/or inadequate packing. Make sure you prepare your LCL shipment properly to protect your cargo.

In an LCL container, all goods must be palletized. If you are shipping boxed, crated or loose cargo, these must be place on pallets. If you have questions regarding preparing your shipment, please do not hesitate to contact City Sprint Delivery. Our experts are here to help!

Loose Cargo

Loose cargo must be packed in cardboard boxes and/or packing material and placed on pallets. Items that do not fit in boxes are considered loose cargo and must be wrapped in plastic and also placed on pallets.

Boxed Cargo

Boxed cargo are goods that are packed into wooden crates or plywood boxes which are then placed on pallets. Any wood used in packing or pallets must be treated according to standards set by the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC).

LCL shipping rates are determined by volume, weight and destination, and you are charged only for the space the cargo occupies in the container.

If your freight is over 20 cubic meters, City Sprint Recommends you check the price difference between LCL and FCL shipping.

FCL Shipping