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FCL Sea Freight

FCL 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 shipping, the LCL company is responsible for the packing and unpacking of the LCL. While the FCL shipping 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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Sea FCl And LCL

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    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 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 this work, which is not available in every factory.

  • 3

    Compared with FCL shipping rates, 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 Large quantities of goods need to be processed within a smaller time frame.


What is the meaning of FCL in sea shipment?

A full container load, which is also called FCL, does not mean that the shipment is full of the entire container, it is a mode of 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 it reduces the risk of damage or loss. Another great benefit of FCL shipments is faster shipping times.

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


Advantages Of FCL Sea Freight

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 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 transportation. The goods inside the FCLs container will not come into contact with other shippers, so the risk of damage is low.


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



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