In container shipping such as ocean and rail freight, LCL stands for less than container load. It means that the shipment by itself isn't enough to fill the container. Even a "small" 20 foot container (just over 6 metres long) can be filled with around 30 cubic metres of cargo, weighing up to 28 tonnes. In LCL, we take cargo from multiple customers and combine them in a single container to fill it up.
If your freight isn't enough to fill up a container (see above, say a few pallets), and it doesn't have special requirements that would prevent your cargo from being mixed with other goods, then LCL is a good choice if you don't need your shipment in a hurry. Ocean freight can take over a month depending on the distance travelled. If you need your cargo more urgently (For example, within a few days) then you should look at air freight instead.
When getting a quotation or making a direct booking, the first question we'll ask is whether you want to ship via LCL, FCL or air.