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What’s the difference between FCL and LCL

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FCL (Full Container Load)

A "Full Container Load" is abbreviated as FCL. And the term itself is rather self-explanatory. The shipping line charges a set rate per 20′ containers, 40′ containers, or 40′ High cube containers, with the amount determined by a variety of parameters such as origin, destination, volume, time of year, and many others. Unless you have a contract with the shipping company or are moving a high volume, you will normally get a better deal from a freight forwarder, who will likely have access to a lower rate based on specific volume agreements (directly or indirectly).


LCL (Less than Container Load)

LCL is usually a highly reasonable alternative when you do not have enough cargo to fill a shipping container (also known as groupage shipping). Specialist LCL sea freight consolidators provide services to all of the world's main ports and gateways. They accomplish this by purchasing a full container from the shipping line, consolidating multiple smaller shipments at their warehouse, loading and shipping the full container as usual, and then profiting by charging a pro-rata rate per 1000 kgs or 1 cubic meter (whichever is greater), known as weight or measure (w/m).


FCL freight


FCL or LCL?

When you do not have enough cargo to fill a shipping container, LCL is usually a very cost-effective option (also known as groupage shipping). LCL marine freight consolidators specialize in providing services to all of the world's major ports and gateways. They achieve this by purchasing a full container from the shipping line, consolidating multiple smaller shipments at their warehouse, loading and shipping the full container as usual, and then profiting by charging a pro-rata rate per 1000 kgs or 1 cubic meter (whichever is greater), referred to as weight or measure (w/m).


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