LCL (Less-Than-Container Load)

With BMI’s LCL container services, you can sail through ocean transportation without ever paying for space you don’t need. Combining the goods of several shippers within a single cargo container cuts costs by allowing each client to pay for only the part of the container that he or she uses. This option is also faster for customers because they don’t have to wait until they have enough freight for a full container load. Receive all the benefits of container shipping while only filling and paying for a portion of a container through LCL services at BMI. To ensure simplicity and the costs of inland transportation in the supply chain for our customers’ less than container load shipments, BMI has conveniently placed container freight stations (CFS) in 20 cities across the United States. The CFS are located in Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Charleston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Jacksonville, Los Angeles, Memphis, Miami, New Orleans, New York, Oakland, Philadelphia, Portland, and Seattle for speed and ease across the country. There, the shippers’ goods and materials meet and fill their shared cargo container before traveling to their port and, before you know it, their final destinations. Whether you care about cost or convenience, BMI’s worldwide network of 188 agents in 96 countries has you covered. We offer a number of valuable services to create a high quality experience for each customer who transports LCL or any other type of freight via ocean or sea:
  • Door-to-Door Delivery
  • Port-to-Port Delivery
  • Consolidated Cargo
  • Hazardous Cargo
  • In Transit Cargo
  • Weekly Maritime Departures
  • Export Services (Freight Forwarder)
  • Import Services (Customs House Broker)
  • Warehousing & Distribution
  • Letters of Credits
  • Full Insurance Services
  • Multiple Carriers & Sailing Services
  We take care of your cargo as if it were our own, from the moment we take possession of the goods until the moment they arrive at their destination. BMI manages freight with transit time, cost, and security in mind, along with a full range of transport solutions and logistics services such as status updates, online tracking, and personal service of your shipment because our customers’ concerns become our concerns. We also offer freight insurance options for shippers as well as consignees in order to provide extra protection and peace of mind. Additionally, our company is part of a worldwide network of 188 reliable, effective, and certified freight forwarders in 96 countries. Clients can trust that these agents have expertise in their field  and experience with a number of carriers. Since 1976, customers have trusted BMI to deliver to  destinations all across the globe on time, in budget, and with unmatchable service.