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Less than Container Load (LCL) Shipping

Keep your freight moving on schedule. With our less than container load (LCL) services, you only pay for the space you use while efficiently delivering your freight.

  • Access direct-to-door capabilities even when full container load (FCL) capacity is strained.
  • Operate where you do business with strategic consolidation hubs in Asia, Europe, India, North America, South America, and Oceania.
  • Avoid port congestion with expedited LCL service, sea-air combinations, and East and West Coast routing options in the United States.
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Less than Container Load (LCL) Solutions and Schedule

Get your freight to its destination as planned with our customisable LCL freight delivering solutions. An economical alternative for less time-sensitive deliveries, our consistent LCL sailing schedule provides reliable service.

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Expedited LCL
Expedited LCL

Speed up your transit times without breaking your budget. Expedited LCL shipping is a perfect balance between traditional LCL and air freight. Add consistency and speed at competitive rates.

Ocean to Air Combination
Ocean to Air Combination

Maximize your options with our seamless, multimodal set of global services. Pair ocean and air shipping into a single solution to deliver your freight on time, control inventory, and keep costs aligned.

FCL to LCL Mode Conversion
FCL to LCL Mode Conversion

Keep your freight moving by converting from FCL to more flexible LCL service. Work with our experts to determine a data-driven conversion strategy for your goods.


Add flexibility to your LCL shipments with robust drayage solutions. Bundle our drayage, intermodal, consolidation, and warehousing solutions—available across major water and inland rail ports.

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Full Container Load (FCL)
Full Container Load (FCL)

Move your FCL ocean freight reliably and cost-efficiently—we’ll help tailor the movement of your goods for maximum speed.

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Customs Brokerage
Customs Brokerage

Complement your LCL freight with our customs brokerage services. Work with our Trusted Advisor® experts to keep your goods moving quickly through LCL freight hubs around the world.

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Trade Policy Consulting
Trade Policy Consulting

Proactively solve potential compliance issues with help from skilled trade experts who understand the ever-changing import and export regulations.

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Marine Cargo Insurance
Marine Cargo Insurance

Get all-risk cargo insurance coverage for your LCL shipments at affordable rates. Explore your policy choices—including no- or low-deductible policies—to ensure your coverage matches your exposure risk.

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Only pay for the space you use

Create a customized LCL solution that helps speed up your transit times without breaking your budget.

Because you only pay for the space you use, LCL shipping can be a smart, economic alternative over other global shipping modes. Build LCL into your overarching shipping solution to keep freight on time, control inventory, and manage costs.

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Evolving our global freight services to meet your needs

Supply chains are growing in complexity and moving faster than ever. Due to the nature of our fast-paced industry, there is a continuous need for additional services. Over the years, we have remained committed to expanding our global network in exciting new ways—including strategic acquisitions—that align with your changing needs.

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