Less-than-Container Load (LCL) Shipping

Ship boxes and pallets as per your need.

Simplify your LCL shipping

We understand that even the smallest cargo can have the biggest impact on your business, so we keep it moving. LCL is ideal for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) who may not have sufficient volume to fill a full container or large and medium enterprises (LMEs) who have varying demands or want to test out new markets.

When you choose LCL, we coordinate, consolidate, and transport your smaller quantities of cargo with other LCL shipments and ensure that you pay as per your utilisation. Maersk LCL reduces complexities, delivers visibility, and provides the advantage of asset ownership to ensure that you always get a reliable solution tailored to your needs. This enables you to make and fulfil a delivery promise. By using our digital tools, you also get full transparency all the way till your customers’ doorsteps.

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Here's why LCL is the right choice for your business

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  • Tailor-made LCL solutions and flexibility to switch transport modes
  • Ship per your needs instead of waiting to fill a FCL
  • Keep inventory at a minimum by shipping more frequently using LCL.


  • Access to global network (More than 100+ countries, 500+ direct main port-pairs & more than 12.000+ point-pairs in global market for your choice)
  • Predictable lead times/shipments for your shipment
  • Loading priority for Maersk LCL consolidations and space commitment for each booking
  • Get final prices upfront and receive booking confirmation within 4 hours of request


  • Get easy access via desktop or mobile app and get an instant price based on your cargo volume
  • Clear breakdown of incoterm-based prices
  • Get multiple product offerings from just one single source
  • Door-to-door delivery service


  • Track and monitor your shipments
  • End-to-end visibility into delivery timelines 24 x 7
  • Virtual calculator for better transparency of rates

Book your LCL online

It is now very easy to book your LCL online. Simply create an account for free and log in to the LCL booking portal via maersk.com or the Maersk App. Then, you just need to fill out relevant information about your cargo in a few steps. You’ll get an instant price and a booking confirmation within 4 hours. What's more, you will also have full end-to-end visibility of your shipment.

If you have more questions, or simply want to learn more on booking your LCL digitally, visit How to book.

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Get additional services with your LCL booking

When you book your LCL digitally, you have the option to add additional logistics services that can speed up and simplify your supply chain.

You can add door-to-door delivery to your booking, which means that we will take care of the pickup and delivery of your cargo. The Maersk Customs Services team is also on hand to ensure seamless movement and simplification of your imports and exports anywhere in the world. Our team of experts are happy to support you to keep your goods moving round the clock.

In case your cargo is timebound, we recommend our Air Freight services instead of shipping LCL via ocean. With Maersk Air Freight, you can fly your small volume cargo quickly across the globe.

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Contact our LCL experts


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We're happy to talk to you about your LCL needs at anytime. Please feel free to contact us.
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Book LCL at competitive rates

Do you want to ship boxes and pallets? With Maersk, you can book your Less-than-Container Load online with a few clicks.
For your ease book now at competitive rates.