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What is FCL – Full Container Load?

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FCL – an abbreviation for “Full Container Load”. This term is commonly used to describe a sea freight service that is designed for shipments of cargo where shipper has exclusive use of sea multimodal container. As a rule containers are loaded and sealed by shipper at the shipper's facility. Then it transported by ocean, rail and/or truck directly to the point of final destination.

Notice: If you have a cargo sufficient to fill a 20 foot sea container, we still recommend you to compare FCL to LCL option. In certain circumstances you may find that using LCL service can be more convenient and cost-effective for you. As an example, when you self-deliver boxed cargo to a ship-terminal, you eliminate container pre-carriage and waiting charges. Also you are not obligated to the container return to a carrier's destination container yard.

20' STANDARD MULTIMODAL SEA FREIGHT CONTAINER
Interior Dimensions (L x W x H): 5.919 m x 2.340 m x 2.380 m (19'-5'' x 7'-8'' x 7'-9' 1/2'')
Door Opening (W x H): 2.286 m x 2.278 m (7'-6" x 7'-5 1/2")
Tare Weight: 1,900 kg (4,189 lbs)
Cubic Capacity: 33.0 cbm (1,165 cubic ft)
Payload* :22,100 kg (48,721 lbs)

40' STANDARD MULTIMODAL SEA FREIGHT CONTAINER
Interior Dimensions (L x W x H): 12.051 m x 2.340 m x 2.380 m (39'-6 1/2''x 7'-8'' x 7'-9 1/2'')
Door Opening (W x H): 2.286 m x 2.278 m (7'-6" x 7’-5 1/2")
Tare Weight: 3,084 kg (6,799 lbs)
Cubic Capacity: 67.3 cbm (2,377 cubic ft)
Payload*: 27,397 kg (60,401 lbs)

40' HIGH CUBE MULTIMODAL SEA FREIGHT CONTAINER
Interior Dimensions (L x W x H): 12.056 m x 2.347 m x 2.684 m (39'-6 1/2'' x 7'-8 1/4''x 8'-9 1/2''
Door Opening (W x H): 2.340 m x 2.585 m (7'-8" x 8'-5 3/4")
Tare Weight: 2,900 kg (6,393 lbs)
Cubic Capacity: 76.0 cbm (2,684 cubic ft)
Payload*: 29,600 kg (65,256 lbs)

 

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