International trade relies on the movement of millions of cargo containers, and there are some special freight terms when you are going to ship goods overseas, such as one of the more common terms that people have questions about in the freight industry, LCL.
What exactly does LCL stand for?
With acronyms like LCL, it means less-than-container load in freight industry. Less-than- container load(LCL) is a shipment that is not large enough to fill a standard cargo container. It can also be defined as “a consignment of cargo which is inefficient to fill a shipping container, and is grouped with other consignments for the same destination in a container at a container freight station.