Less than Container Load (LCL)

Less than Container Load is a term used to refer to shipment of small size and quantity that cannot fit an entire vessel or container.

What is Less than Container Load (LCL) ?
Less than Container Load refers to consignments that are too small to fill an entire vessel or container and thus have to be combined with other small consignments and transported together as a single shipment. Different shippers own the goods in such shipment with different bills of ladings.