If a customer/consignee does not have enough goods to accommodate in a fully loaded container, customer arrange with a consolidator to book the cargo.
This type of shipment is called LCL shipment. The said consolidator arranges a full container (FCL) with a main shipping carrier, and consoles the shipments of other shippers.
Means the freight forwarder who books a full container accepts goods from different shippers and consolidates all such goods in to one container as a Fully Loaded Container – FCL. The freight forwarder sorts out these goods at destination or at transshipment points, meant for different consignees at different ports.
For more information and questions about this LCL system, please contact us by email.