Our freight Forwarding industry can provide a range of key services to traders or manufacturer like you, taking over on your behalf many of the responsibilities involved in transporting your goods around the world as quickly, securely and affordably as possible.
As well as arranging the transport of your goods - by air, sea, rail or road - freight forwarders like us provide other services such as customs clearance, import and export documentation and insurance. We also offer distribution, warehousing, complete logistics and other supply chain services. Most forwarders like us – Swarex Shipping and Aviation Pvt. Ltd. will handle parts of the process for you, or can offer control of the entire transport process. Many transport and logistics operators also offer freight-forwarding services but on reality they hire us for their services. FCL means Full Container Load. The meaning of FCL, as its name suggests, is shippers having an entire container in which it can load its cargo. Under a Full Container Load, goods and merchandise in a container are loaded and unloaded under a single consignee.
You have to calculate, versus the option of LCL Shipping (Less than Container Load), whether FCL transport is the more cost-efficient. As a rough rule of thumb, if you have 12 pallets or more, FCL freight is likely to be the better solution.
Full Container Load (FCL), as the name implies, is the standard form of shipping freight for those who have a large amount of goods to send.
The FCL definition seems to imply that you have to fill the container totally, but in fact, this is not the case – you are renting its exclusive use but if you cannot use every square metre it may still be the cheapest method.
Other advantages are that you have less risk from other peoples’ cargo, and there is no bumping from the LCL consolidation/deconsolidation process. If you have fragile goods this can be a deciding factor in favour of FCL Shipping