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Less Than Container Load (LCL) Services

LCL freight comparisonGlobal Shipping Services provides both less-than-container load (LCL) and full container load (FCL) for the convenience of our customers. Less that container load is an ocean freight transportation option that businesses may choose when they don’t have a large enough shipment to fill an entire shipping container. Rather than pay for an entire container with unused space, shippers can consolidate goods with other consignees to maximize space and reduce costs.

If you have LCL cargo, let Global Shipping Services handle the move. With our years of experience in freight forwarding and our strong relationships with all major shipping lines, we are able to offer fast and cost-effective shipping. Never worry about missed deadlines with our ocean freight services: we’ll get your cargo to its destination on time.

Benefits of LCL Shipping Include:

In the past, many shippers have shied away from LCL transport due to its perceived cost and variable delivery dates. However, demand for LCL has increased in recent years, as services have improved overall and businesses have discovered the benefits of transporting certain goods this way.

The most obvious reason for choosing LCL is because a shipment does not have enough volume to fill a standard container, but there are many other factors that may lead a business to choose this shipping method. Some of the top benefits of Global Shipping’s LCL services include:

  • Lower Cost than Air Freight: For smaller loads, LCL is much more cost-effective than air freight and can still work with relatively tight deadlines. At Global Shipping Services, we work with our freight forwarding network to negotiate highly competitive pricing for your LCL needs.
  • Greater Flexibility to Meet Market Demands: LCL allows smaller businesses to transport the supply they need to meet consumers’ demands, rather than shipping a larger quantity of inventory that may significantly exceed demand. Businesses can also change their product mix to meet shifting demands without wasting inventory.
  • Frequent Shipping: When demand is high for a particular product, businesses may not have time to lose gathering a large enough stockpile to make up a full container load. With LCL, it’s possible to ship goods quickly to respond to demand. In fact, Global Shipping is able to offer weekly ocean freight transportation upon request.
  • Works with Just-In-Time Model: Businesses that rely on a just-in-time manufacturing model to reduce inventory and improve the flow of goods often choose LCL because it allows them to ship just the parts or goods they need at regular intervals.

Why Choose Global Shipping for Your LCL Solution?

When you choose Global Shipping Services, you can rest easy knowing you’re getting all the benefits of our secure global network. As members of the WCA Family and Lognet Independent Global Agents, we offer reliable shipping to just about every global destination imaginable.

We facilitate the shipping process from start to finish and take all the steps available to make sure everything goes smoothly and your goods arrive on time. With LCL freight, we strive to ensure that all goods sharing the container are in compliance so that there are no delays at customs.

Contact Global Shipping Services Today

Contact Global Shipping Services today for your LCL shipping needs by filling out our online form if you have any questions or want to learn more about the advantages of shipping with us. If you decide to call us, you’ll be immediately connected to a real person—we dislike voicemail and believe in providing exceptional customer service.

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What Our Clients Say:

"We have complicated international shipping requirements and tight schedules to maintain, GSS has always gone above and beyond to meet these requirements and ensure we have the information needed to keep things running smoothly"

Cameron Kehm
Director, International Operations, OSG Lightering LLC

"In my 16 years of service to industry, I would highly recommend this company as a reliable broker and shipping company to cover any logistics scenario that could arise with professionalism, attention to detail & accuracy. Our representation has been nothing but superb from Global whether a simple shipment is brokered through customs or multiple containers are negotiated to our project sites direct from Germany this company delivers on time at competitive rates every time."

David Zinke
Senior Project Engineer, Geda USA Elevator & Material Lift Company

"Presmer has been working with Global Shipping for over 3 years now and the service they provide is excellent. They go above and beyond the call of duty to ease your shipment hassles. They take the frustration out of the process with their knowledge and relationships. Forever grateful."

Annsley Popov
Founder, Presmer

"This company truly puts the customer first. They are always ahead of issues and their follow-up and communications with us has been exemplary. They made what used to be a horrific part of our work, something that is now almost effortless.
Thank you for having the highest work ethic, great industry knowledge, reasonable rates and uncompromising customer service. We appreciate you!"

Les Bloom
President, Superior Building Supplies


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