Rather than importing a large quantity of goods from China, you may want to start with a small shipment to learn the problems and issues that will inevitably arise.
Your knowledge of restrictions, taxes, Chinese society, finances and professional resources will be greatly tested.
For the steamship carriers, they only accept full container booking.
A freight agent has to combine several LCLs into a full container. The workload is actually higher when managing LCL transportation.
Since there are LCL destination fees, sometimes it’s more than you prepaid.
In fact, if you can’t reach a full container volume, FCL shipping might still make sense.
LCL means you share space with others, also share cost LCL enables importers to ship smaller amounts of cargo that’s not of a large enough volume to make FCL a viable option.
This means your cargo is combined with other shipping consignments headed for the same destination.
In the LCL arrangement, the shipper is required to deliver the cargo to the forwarder’s warehouse for containerisation.The marks should be in both English and the language of the country of destination.The package can be easily identified with the corresponding shipping documents and easily located for customs clearance and delivery.Because it’s more convenient to optimize your quantity and packaging to maximize the space usage inside a 20 feet or 40 feet container.There are numerous rates, surcharges and tariffs which are adjusted to the size of your LCL shipment.