In shipping, FCL refers to Full Container Load. Unlike LCL shipping, FCL means that you have the entire container’s space and won’t be sharing container with other shippers. It does not mean you need to fill an entire container, you may ship a partially filled container as FCL.
Most FCL shipments are door-to-port, but it is possible to ship FCL port-to-port, port-to-door, or door-to-door. This depends on Incoterms agreed between buyer and seller.
FCL is the most cost-effective way to ship large quantities of cargo. And we are trying to provide our clients with our most competitive rates.
The most popular sizes are:
20 FT: (L 6.1m x W 2.4m x H 2.6m); max payload mass is approx. 22 tons
40 FT: (L 12.2m x W 2.4m x H 2.6m) max payload mass is approx. 27 tons.
Other types include: Flat Rack, Open Top, 45 FT containers.
Benefits of shipping FCL
- cargo of other shippers will not damage your cargo
- a half-filled or full container has the same price
- if container is inspected, only your cargo being inspected.
- FCL gets delivered more quickly than LCL
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