Full-Container-Load (FCL) Cargo

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Full-Container-Load (FCL) Cargo

We undertake any kind of cargo acceptable by any country from/to. We do cooperate with our exclusive agency network in gaining very competitive Freight charges in to Colombo from any required origin and also assuming the quality services from the time we undertake the cargo till the cargo get reaches to its final destination.

In shipping, FCL means Full Container Load. Unlike LCL shipping, FCL means that you have the entire container’s space to yourself and will not be sharing your container with other shippers.

Containers are available in several different sizes. The most common choices are 20’ long x 8’ wide x 8 ½‘ high and 40’ long x 8’ wide x 8 ½‘ high, but there are longer and taller containers available as well. It is also possible to reserve a refrigerated, flat rack or open top, and ‘heavy tested’ container to fit unusually shaped or specialty cargo. At DFL Global, we can locate and reserve the type of container that will best suit your products.

In most cases, consignees choose FCL transport when they have enough cargo to fill an entire shipping container. However, some people choose to reserve an entire container even if their cargo will not completely fill it. There are several reasons you may want to choose FCL for your cargo.

Benefits of Using FCL Include:

Shipping rates are typically lower for FCL than LCL, making this the most economical choice for large loads (typically defined as 12 or more pallets).
Because your FCL freight is all in one place, it’s easy to track it as it travels from port to port.
LCL shipments usually require more points along the transport chain; for example, a container may need to pass through a consolidation center where additional cargo is added. FCL is more secure because there are fewer stops and fewer shipping agents opening the container.
With FCL, all the goods in your order will arrive together, which can make the unpacking and transfer process faster.
Because your FCL is under the account of just one carrier and one consignee, customs can usually process the transaction relatively quickly using the bill of lading. Once the cargo has been processed, it can be unloaded and will continue on to its final destination.

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