In the world of international trade and shipping, two popular terms that play an important role in cargo transportation are Full Container Load (FCL) and Less Than Container Load (LCL). These terms are fundamental to understanding how goods are moved across borders efficiently and cost-effectively.
Our sea freight services can handle both imports and exports, and you will be offered the best shipping options on the market, at the most competitive rates. When shipping via sea freight, you can choose between FCL and LCL depending on how large your freight is. If you have fewer than six pallets to be shipped, then the LCL service is the ideal option and you can receive an instant quote on our website. If you have more than six pallets to be delivered, then the FCL would be the most suitable servicefor your goods. For an FCL price, all you need to do is to complete the brief quote form on our website and we will get back to you with the most cost-effective offer in a very timely manner.
Here at Pallet2Ship®, we pride ourselves on offering the largest range of top-quality services to give our customers the best availability. This is evident with our sea freight services, coming in door-to-door, door-to-port, port-to-door or port-to-port options.
FCL stands for "Full Container Load," and it is a term commonly used in the shipping and logistics industry. FCL services offer exclusive use of a shipping container for a single consignment. This means that the entire container is dedicated solely to the cargo of one customer, providing several advantages and benefits.
There are two different types of containers: the 20 ft. container, with a maximum capacity of 10 standard pallets (120cm X 100cm), or 11 euro pallets (120cm X 80cm), and the 40 ft. container. Depending on the pallet size used, a 40 ft. container can take up to 20 standard pallets, or 23/24 euro pallets. The maximum weight per pallet is 1200 kg, and the maximum allowed height per pallet is 240 cm.
One of the primary advantages of FCL services is the increased security and safety of your goods. Since the container is filled exclusively with your cargo, there is a reduced risk of damage, loss, or tampering during transit. You have full control over how your goods are packed and secured, minimizing the chances of any mishaps. For shippers with a substantial volume of goods, the FCL service is also a cost-effective option, compared to LCL services, because the fixed costs are spread across a larger quantity of goods.
LCL (Less-than-Container Load) services are a popular shipping option that caters to businesses and individuals with smaller quantities of cargo to transport internationally. When your shipment doesn't fill an entire standard shipping container, LCL services provide a cost-effective and practical solution by consolidating multiple smaller shipments from different customers into a single container.
In general, a consignment made up of fewer than six pallets is considered to be an LCL shipment. We accept standard UK 120 x 100 cm pallets, 120 x 80 euro pallets or other pallet sizes such as 120 x 120 cm. The maximum weight per pallet is 1200 kg, and the maximum allowed height per pallet is 240 cm.
LCL services offer a budget-friendly approach for shipping smaller loads. Instead of paying for an entire container, you only pay for the space your cargo occupies within the shared container. This cost-sharing model makes LCL an economical choice for businesses with smaller shipments.
LCL services provide a reliable, flexible, and cost-effective solution for shipping smaller quantities of cargo internationally. By combining shipments from multiple shippers into a single container, LCL maximizes space utilization and offers a global reach to various destinations. With modern tracking and logistics capabilities, LCL services ensure efficient, transparent, and secure transportation, making them a popular choice for businesses and individuals seeking to ship smaller loads without compromising on efficiency and quality.
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Our sea freight services can handle both imports and exports, and you will be offered the best shipping options on the market, at the most competitive rates. There is a very wide range of goods we can transport through our sea freight services, such as car parts, hazardous goods, fragile items, non-perishable food items, tools and personal effects.
When shipping via sea freight, you can choose between FCL and LCL, depending how large your freight is. If you have fewer than six pallets to be shipped, then the LCL service is your option, and you can receive an instant quote on our website. If you have more than six pallets to be delivered, then the FCL would be the most suitable service. For an FCL price, all you need to do is to complete the brief quote form on our website, and we will get back to you with the most cost-effective offer, in a very timely manner.
Here at Pallet2Ship® we have always tried to offer the largest range of top quality services to give our customers the best availability. This is evident with our sea freight services, coming in door-to-door, door-to-port, port-to-door or port-to-port options.
Regardless of the service you choose, you will be able to monitor your shipment. Once your consignment has been collected, we will send you all the tracking details you need to keep an eye on the vessel your goods are located on and track its progress across the oceans.
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With experience of over 15 years, we have managed to consolidate a very strong relationship with the most reliable international carriers. Together, we aim to provide a seamless service, at the most competitive prices.