means Full Container Load.Under a Full Container Load, goods and merchandise in a container are loaded and unloaded under a single consignee .FCL means that you have the entire container’s space to yourself and will not be sharing your container with other shippers. FCL is charged with a flat rate per container, whereas LCL prices vary depending on the volume the merchandise occupies in a container. Below are the details of containers.
|Internal width||2.35m/7.7ft||2.35m/ 7.7ft||2.35m/ 7.7ft|
|Payload capacity||25,000kg/ 55,126.9 lbs||27,600kg/61,200lbs||29,600kg/62,256lbs|
|Cubic capacity||33.2cbm/1,172 cu ft||67.7cbm/2,389 cu ft||76.0cbm/2,684 cu. ft|
Under an LCL (less than container load) cargo, where in a shipper does not have enough goods to accommodate in one full container, he books cargo with a consolidator to console his goods along with goods of other shippers. This type of shipment is called LCL shipment. The said consolidator arranges a fully loaded container (FCL), and consoles the shipments of other shippers and deliver each shipment to final destination by separating each shipment at final destination. LCL prices vary depending on the volume the merchandise occupies in a container.