FCLs Container Sea Freight

FCLs Container Sea Freight

FCL cargo refers to the cargo that can be filled with a large shipment. In sea container transportation, the most common full container load volumes are 20GP, 40GP and 40HQ. A 20GP can hold 30 cubic meters of goods, a 40GP can hold 65 cubic meters of goods, and a 40HQ can hold 75 cubic meters of goods.

Comparing with LCL and FCL transport, the LCL company is responsible for the packing and unpacking of the LCL. While the FCL sea freight is different. Known as full container load shipping, the FCLs container load shipping is usually packed and sealed by the shipper, and the consignee is responsible for unpacking and unloading. However, the consignor can also just send the goods to the container yard, and entrust a freight forwarder or a professional packing company for packing.

Realhong provides FCLs container service to Europe, the Mediterranean, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, India and Pakistan, the United States and Canada, Central and South America and Africa. Realhong full container load shipping ensures unique and customized solutions for different types of goods transportation.

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What Is The Meaning Of FCL In Sea Shipment?

Full container load definition is that  FCLs container does not mean that the shipment is full of the entire container, it is a mode of transport (FCL transport) in which only one container or part of a shipment.

There are several advantages to using FCL transport mode instead of LCL. One of the benefits is that FCL shipping reduces the risk of damage or loss of FCl cargo. Another great benefit of FCLs container shipments is faster shipping times.

There are several reasons for this. FCL shipping does not require integration and anti-colonization. In some cases, FCL freight may even be the cheapest model, for example, if traffic accounts for 75% of the smallest container.

Now you know what full container load meaning is.

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Full Container Load Size And Load Volume

As for FCL full container load size and load volume, there are two types: 20 FCL container and 40 FCL container. You can see more detailed information below.

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What Is The Difference Between FCL And LCL Shipments

  • 1

    The FCL full container of goods does not need to be loaded and unloaded together with other goods, thus saving transportation time, but transporting larger quantities of goods means finding and paying for more inventory space. For small loads (about 13 cubic meters or less), the whole FCL full container load shipping cost may be higher.

  • 2

    Sealing the container in the factory means less handling and less chance of damage, but delivering a complete FCLs container means that you need equipment and personnel that can handle sealing the full container, which is not available in every factory.

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    As for LCL & FCL logistics cost, compared with FCL full container load shipping cost, the unit price of LCL is higher. For larger shipments, you only need to pay the fixed fee for the FCL freight to save money. However, when transporting the FCL, the FCL freight delivery time will become more complicated because you will have large quantities of goods that need to be processed within a smaller time frame.

Advantages Of FCL Sea Freight

  • When you send more than 10 standard pallets or goods worth 14 cubic meters: the cost can be optimized by FCL sea freight. The freight for goods exceeding this quantity through sea FCL may be lower than the freight for LCL.

  • When you need to protect the safety of your goods: you can protect your goods through FCL transport. The goods inside the FCLs container will not come into contact with other shippers, so the risk of damage to FCL cargo is low.

  • When your cargo is urgent: you can quickly track your cargo through FCL transport. FCL cargo has a shorter transfer time because they do not pass through multiple hubs like LCL cargo.

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Full Container Load Shipping Cost

When you choose full container load shipping, you just need to pay the fixed fee for the entire container to save money regardless of how much is in it. Moreover, if your full container load is large enough, it is well worth paying the fixed fee because the cost of LCL is much higher.

Factors that may affect the full container load shipping cost include GRIs (General Rate Increases), peak season price spikes, holiday delays.

Customs Clearance for FCLs Containers 

As for cargo customs clearance, there are a variety of obstacles in the form of relating customs clearance and commercial laws depending on where the rail, truck, or sea freight container is supposed to be shipped. As a professional FCL shipping agent, Realhong has exclusive customs brokers, who will take care of the declaration of your FCL container, collect and prepare all the required documents of your full container load for customs. 

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