What is FCL?
FCL (Full Container Load) is a type of ocean shipment in which the cargo takes up the full or near full capacity of a container (of any size).
In an FCL shipment, the container can be loaded on the seller’s premises and then driven directly to the container yard or terminal.
What is LCL?
LCL (Less than Container Load) is a type of ocean freight designed for shipping boxes or palletized cargo which do not fill the entire capacity of a container.
In an LCL shipment, you share the container space and cost with other shippers.
FCL vs LCL
What are the different types of containers available?
• 20 GP — General Purpose, 20ft in length
• 20 HQ — High Cube, 20ft in length, and 1 ft taller in height than 20GP
• 40 GP — General Purpose, 40ft in length
• 40 HQ — High Cube, 40ft in length, 1 ft taller in height than 40GP
*Maximum Payload is the maximum weight a container can hold. This limit should not be exceeded.
What are the benefits of FCL vs LCL?
How should you choose between an FCL or LCL shipment?
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