Samskip Glossary

A glossary of words and their definitions used in the transport industry

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There are currently 2 budgies in this directory beginning with the letter L.
Less than Container Load (LCL)
A shipment that is not large enough to fill a standard cargo container. As such it is also used as a general reference for identifying cargo in any quantity intended for carriage in a container, where the carrier is responsible for packing and/or unpacking the container. For operational purposes a LCL container is considered a container in which multiple consignments or parts thereof are shipped.

The action of lifting any cargo or container on board of the vessel for transportation. Or for the loading of a container ("to load"). Can also refer to a container or booking ("a load").