Do not confuse LCL sea freight service with parcel services. The minimum charge of one cubic meter. Destination charges.

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Do not confuse LCL sea freight service with parcel services. The minimum charge of one cubic meter. Destination charges.

Postby Amid777 » Sun May 26, 2019 11:39 am

LCL sea freight service provided by AMID Logistics designed for shipping considerably sizable cargo. In LCL there is the minimum charge of one cubic meter. I.e., if you ship a cargo of total volume less than one cubic meter you will be charged for one cubic meter anyway. Certain destinations may have minimums of two or three cubic meters. (Read about a cubic meter in the freight industry at ... eight.aspx

Sometimes people calculating the shipping cost in our online price calculator at are wondering: why do changes in dimensions of shipping units not result in price changes? That is because the total volume of their cargo does not exceed the minimum charge on one cubic meter. As soon as the volume will exceed the minimum, the price begins to change.

What is more important that LCL FREIGHT IS ALWAYS SUBJECT TO DESTINATION CHARGES. Do not confuse freight (or the statement ‘freight prepaid’) and destination charges (sometimes called local charges). DESTINATION CHARGES ARE NOT INCLUDED IN LCL QUOTES AND MUST BE PAID BY CONSIGNEES (cargo recipients) at destinations. U.S. freight forwarders do not connect to destination charges. If you would like to estimate the charges, then request a quote in our online freight calculator. Then reply to the quote and ask us about contact information of perspective carrier’s destination agent. Having the information you may contact the agent directly to find more about your cargo recovery procedures and estimate destination charges. Note that the carrier’s agent may be changed during processing shipments. The information must be reconfirmed in your bill of lading. However, most of the time cargo recovery procedures and destination charges should be about the same. Find more about destination charges in ... pDestChrgs

In other words, if you ship small parcels, then using FedEx, DHL or another parcel service may be more convenient and cost-effective. LCL becomes cost-effective if you ship sizable and/or heavy items.

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