FCL vs. LCL

Ocean freight shipping presents a reliable means of large-volume transportation, with options designed to accommodate varying cargo sizes. Two of these include Full Container Load (FCL) and Less Than Container Load (LCL) shipping.

FCL refers to shipments for which all goods in a container are owned by one party, while LCL involves multiple shippers’ goods packed together.

Business needs and inventory requirements determin a company’s shipping decision, along with factors like cost and commodity type. For instance, LCL allows you to maintain a smaller, more adaptable product inventory, while FCL is ideal for bulk items and large-volume products.

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AIT provides a full range of ocean freight logistics services, including FCL, LCL and Break Bulk shipping. Our industry expertise enables AIT to provide streamlined sea freight transportation solutions tailored to the demands of your business.

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