LCL and FCL explained

25th April 2018

LCL vs FCL description

FCL - Full Container Load

Full Container Load means your goods will need a whole shipping container. Transport times for these are typically shorter as the shipment is slightly more straightforward.


LCL -  Less than Container Load

LCL is where your goods only take up a portion of a shipping container. You need to allow time for stuffing and unstuffing of the container so the overall transit time is increased by around 5-10days.


Our in-house rule is once your goods start to total 15-20 cubic meters that’s when it could be worth considering using Full Containers loads instead of less than container loads.