What is the meaning of LCL in sea shipment?

There are two kinds of ocean shipments: LCL and FCL. FCL = Full Container Load LCL = Less Container Load An LCL container has more than one company's goods in it, so it's more expensive to ship because the freight company has to do more work. Many companies won't ship things LCL--they'll wait until they've got enough orders to fill a 20-foot container, then fulfill them all at once. The company I got chainlink fence from when I worked retail was infamous for this; I would sit with no fenceposts for weeks on end because the company didn't have enough orders for them to fill a container. And come on: it's fenceposts. They're gonna sell, guys.