Expedited LCL Shipping

Add consistency and speed at competitive rates.

Strike a balance between budget and timeline

When time is of the essence, complement your existing strategy with expedited less than container load (LCL) service.

Straightforward pricing: Secure an upfront, all-inclusive rate per kg
Consistent rates: Get the same rate per kg for all Asia origins
Cost savings: Reduce costs by 75% over air freight service
Faster delivery times: Cut days in transit by 30% over traditional LCL

Expect transparency every step of the way

Included in your rate

  • Ocean freight
  • Destination port fees
  • Destination CFS fees
  • Domestic trucking charges to door

Excluded from your rate

  • Customs and brokerage fees
  • Importer security filing (ISF) fees
  • Automated manifest system (AMS) fees

Services requiring an additional fee

  • Palletization/shrink wrap of loose cargo
  • Fees for additional weight based on palletization

Freight restrictions and requirements

  • No in-bond cargo
  • No HAZMAT freight
  • All shipments must be customs cleared prior to arrival

Asia to Los Angeles: Unlock expedited LCL excellence

Designed to deliver efficiency, our service can help you develop a streamlined, global shipment flow that doesn’t compromise on service, speed, or spend.

Map showing U.S. destinations for Asia–LA expedited LCL shipments.

Countries eligible for expedited LCL service through Los Angeles

Boasting common-rated, per kilogram ocean rates based on destination, you can expect cost-effectiveness and transparency at every step.

  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

Compare sailing and transit times based on origin

Origin Frequency Ocean transit
(avg. days)
Port dwell
(avg days)
Busan Weekly 13 4.5
Dalian Weekly 21 4.5
Fuzhou Weekly 23 4.5
Guangzhou/Huangpu Weekly 16 4.5
Haiphong Weekly 19 4.5
Haiphong Matson Fast Boat Weekly 17 2
Ho Chi Minh Weekly 20 4.5
Hong Kong Weekly 15 4.5
Jakarta Weekly 34 4.5
Kaohsiung Weekly 13 4.5
Kobe Weekly 17 4.5
Laem Chabang Weekly 22 4.5
Manila Weekly 23 4.5
Nagoya Weekly 15 4.5
Ningbo Weekly 16 4.5
Ningbo Matson Fast Boat Weekly 12 2
Port Kelang Weekly 29 4.5
Qingdao Weekly 18 4.5
Shanghai Weekly 15 4.5
Shanghai Matson Fast Boat Weekly 11 2
Shenzhen/Yantian Weekly 14 4.5
Singapore Weekly 22 4.5
Tianjin/Xingang Weekly 20 4.5
Tokyo Weekly 12 4.5
Xiamen Weekly 18 4.5
Yokohama Weekly 12 4.5

Frequently asked questions

Q: Are carbon emissions higher with traditional LCL or expedited LCL?

Expedited LCL service has a higher carbon footprint than traditional LCL. But both have fewer emissions than air freight in the same lane. The reason expedited LCL service tends to have higher CO2 output than traditional LCL freight is that parts of the journey replace ocean/rail service with trucks.

Q: What is the size limit for expedited LCL shipments?

Size limits are dependent on the cargo being moved as well as the particular trade lane. Typically, the restrictions follow the maximum weight/dimensions of a 40' shipping container, but it can be lower.

Q: What format can I expect for my expedited LCL rates?

Expedited LCL rates can be provided based on weight/measurement or per KG for easier comparison with traditional LCL or air freight, respectively.

Ready to experience the benefits of fast less than container load shipping firsthand?

Let us customize a logistics solution that fits your business needs. Get in touch today with our team for more information.