WHAT IS FCL SHIPPING?
Wikipedia defines FCL Shipping or a Full Container Load Shipping as an ISO standard container that is loaded and unloaded under the risk and account of one shipper and only one consignee. In practice, it means that the whole container is intended for one consignee. FCL container shipment tends to have lower freight rates than an equivalent weight of cargo in bulk. FCL is intended to designate a container loaded to its allowable maximum weight or volume, but FCL in practice on ocean freight does not always mean a full payload or capacity".
This simply means that if you are shipping and prefer and pay for a full container load, that particular container belongs to you whether you fill it to capacity or not.
Are you a business looking to save a few dollars by importing goods from overseas? Or maybe you’re lucky enough to be shipping a car across the ocean. If so, you’re probably wondering what the best way to move your cargo might be, and for your money, ocean freight shipping is a solid option.
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