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If you’re looking to send cargo overseas with Transco Cargo you should be aware that there are two types of containers that are usually used when using sea freight as your mode of shipping your goods overseas. They are either a 40ft container or a 20ft container and the basis of your requirement will reflect the shipping rate that you will be quoted. Transco Cargo has been known to offer affordable shipping rates in Melbourne and with our global network; we are able to give you the best shipping rate possible. Now, let’s get to business and look at the various terms that relates to container shipping overseas.

Container Shipping Overseas with Transco Cargo Australia

FCL (Full Container Load)

A Full Container Load or FCL is used when a shipper will require an entire container for their cargo. That is all the goods being shipped in that container is owned by one shipper. Even if the container is half loaded or even less, it is still referred to as a FCL as one shipper has reserved the right to have their cargo shipped separated from others. This mode of shipping costs slightly higher than LCL.

LCL (Less than Container Load)

If you are choosing LCL, that means to say that Transco Cargo, as your freight forwarder will be giving you the best rate possible. Less than Container Load (LCL) shipping is also known as Groupage for the reason that a container will be shared between different sets of shipments. That is, person A, B and C who have all chosen LCL shipping will be able to get the best shipping rate as they will be sharing a container to send their cargo overseas. That is, as one shipper is unable to fill his cargo into one container, to maximise and save on shipping costs and reduce wastage, the freight forwarder will offer other shippers the available space in the same container and then consolidate the entire shipment in the form of FCL. When the shipment reaches the  shipping destination, the freight forwarder at that end will then de-consolidate and separate the cargo based on who the shipper was.

40-foot Container Shipment

A 40-foot container measures at 67 cubic metres with dimensions of 12.0m (L) x 2.35m (W) x 2.39m (H).

If you were to opt for FCL with a 40ft container for shipping your personal goods, you are able to include the likes of the following;

  • 28 shipping boxes
  • kitchen appliances (such as a fridge, stove, dishwasher, microwave oven, kitchen cupboards)
  • bedroom sets (such as beds, cupboards, lighting fixtures)
  • living and lounge sets (such as sofa set, dining set, TV and recliner)
  • miscellaneous items such as a car, motorcycle, and bicycles.

20 foot Container Shipment

A 20-foot container measures at 33 cubic metres with dimensions of 6.04m (L) x 2.35m (W) x 2.39m (H).

If you were to opt for FCL with a 20ft container for shipping your personal goods, you are able to include the likes of the following;

  • 16 shipping boxes
  • kitchen appliances (such as a fridge, stove, dishwasher, microwave oven, kitchen cupboards)
  • bedroom sets (such as beds, cupboards, lighting fixtures)
  • living and lounge sets (such as sofa set, dining set, TV and recliner)
  • miscellaneous items such as a motorcycle, and bicycles.

Find out how you can send cargo overseas with Transco Cargo by getting a quick quote! Click on the following image to get start on your quick shipping quotation!

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