Sea Freight LCL Service

NVOCC and Ocean Consolidation Services into the UK


Cargocost offer a variety of import part load (LCL) services catered to suit our customer’s individual needs.

Whether you require assistance from an approved NVOCC (Non Vessel Operating Common Carrier) or simply require import consolidation services Cargocost is your “one-stop shop”. 

Our services include include:

  • Weekly Direct Consolidation Services: This refers to a direct weekly vessel from the port of origin to the port of destination. Most of our sources are on direct weekly vessels. 

  • Transhipment Services: If direct services are not available at certain origins, we aim to route via our hubs located in Singapore, Hong Kong and Dubai.

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How our sea freight LCL services can benefit you:


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  • Low-cost shipping due to consolidation: You only pay for volume and weight of your shipment in the container.

  • Reduce transportation costs with Special Freight rates: available for heavier shipments, varied destinations and frequent shipping. 

  • Prevent / Reduce secondary charges with regular updates about the progress of your shipment.

  • Regular Weekly Sailings and Scheduled Consolidation

  • seamless transportation chain from the supplier’s door to you.

  • Constantly expanding import destinations and services offered. 

  • Cost comparison with current service providers.


We offer comprehensive Insurance cover Worldwide for all services and all types of cargo

Why do I need marine insurance assistance? Find out why reading our dedicated page about marine insurance.

Wahousing facilities


Bonded storage: Cargocost provides our customers with the option to store goods before they have been custom cleared 

Non–bonded storage: We also cater for customers that simply require general warehousing facilities 

Nationwide import distribution is also available if you wish to have your cargo delivered from the arrival port to your home/work address.

Please note: These services are available by arrangement only.


Import cargo requirements


Cargocost specialises in LCL (Less than Container Load) shipments. To qualify cargo must meet the following requirements:

  • Be in-gauge (we can ship some out of gauge cargo, please contact the number below to find out more.)

  • Be non-hazardous

  • Cargo must not be restricted or prohibited. This excludes firearms, controlled drugs, pornographic, counterfeit goods and live animals.

  • Be suitably packaged for shipment.

  • Have individual dimensions that do not exceed 2m x 2m x 2m

  • Have an individual weight that does not exceed 3000kgs


You can find further information on our previous blogpost: Sea Freight LCL

Looking for Container Specifications? Find them here.


We provide Sea Freight LCL services from:


We ship worldwide with over 500 origins to choose from. If your origin of choice is not between those mentioned above please email capture3 or call us on +44(0)20 8988 8084 and we will provide you with further details.


If your cargo does not fulfil these requirements, please contact our Import Team by emailing capture3 or calling us on +44(0)20 8988 8084 today.


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