What's the Less-Than-Container Load Definition and How to Reduce Rolled Cargo Risk

Posted by Port City Logistics on Dec 28, 2021 10:59:10 AM

LCL shipping, also known as less-than-container mode, makes up a large percentage of ocean freight seen within the global supply chain. As recovery continues at ports and cities around the globe, the risk of rolled ocean cargo and long port delays continues to plague major ports in the United States and other countries as well. At the same time, alternate ports of entry, like the Port of Savannah, are actively working to expand its TEU capacity, and accounting for congestion is essential to understanding when rolled cargo may occur. After all, there’s only so much space on any dock.  Unfortunately, there’s a problem that’s often overlooked. Rolled cargo is easier to justify for full container loads (FCL), but many many underestimate the value of LCL as its own mode too. 

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Topics: LCL shipping