Tel: 0203 538 7123
E-Mail: sales@giantlogistics.com
LCL - FCL

LCL - FCLLCL - FCL

We provide both LCL and FCL services across most routes.

LCL (less than container load) Services: LCL services are suitable for small loads of generally up to 10 pallets where use of a whole container is not cost effective. Shipments are delivered to a registered receiver who then forwards the load to a consolidator at the port who loads a container.

FCL (full container load) Services: FCL services are suited to larger cargoes as well as motor vehicles. A FCL service secures the whole container for your use. We can arrange for the container to be delivered to your facilities for loading, loaded at our warehouse or you can deliver your goods direct to the port for loading. Once a full container has been loaded and locked, a seal is placed on the container to ensure its security. This seal is then checked for integrity upon its destination.

Following information details the three most common container types:

The 40 ft (12 m) container is the most popular container worldwide. Longer container types have become more common, especially in North America. Shorter containers (e.g. 10 ft (3.0 m) containers) are rare.

The following table shows the weights and dimensions of the three most common types of containers worldwide. The weights and dimensions quoted below are averages, different manufacture series of the same type of container may vary slightly in actual size and weight.

20′ container 40′ container 40′ high-cube container
imperial metric imperial metric imperial metric
external
dimensions
length 20′ 0″ 6.096 m 40′ 0″ 12.192 m 40′ 0″ 12.192 m
width 8′ 0″ 2.438 m 8′ 0″ 2.438 m 8′ 0″ 2.438 m
height 8′ 6″ 2.591 m 8′ 6″ 2.591 m 9′ 5″ 2.900 m
interior
dimensions
length 18′ 10″ 5.758 m 39′ 5″ 12.032 m 39′ 5″ 12.032 m
width 7′ 8″ 2.352 m 7′ 8″ 2.352 m 7′ 8″ 2.352 m
height 7′ 9″ 2.385 m 7′ 9″ 2.385 m 8′ 9″ 2.710 m
door aperture width 7′ 8″ 2.343 m 7′ 8″ 2.343 m 7′ 8″ 2.343 m
height 7′ 5″ 2.280 m 7′ 5″ 2.280 m 8′ 5″ 2.600 m
volume 1,169 ft³ 33.1 m³ 2,385 ft³ 67.5 m³ 2,701 ft³ 76.5 m³
maximum
gross mass
47,959 lb 21,750 kg 59,381 lb 26,930 kg 59,381 lb 26,930 kg
empty weight 4,850 lb 2,200 kg 8,380 lb 3,800 kg 10,580 lb 4,800 kg
net load 61,289 lb 28,200 kg 57,759 lb 26,600 kg 55,559 lb 25,600 kg

20-ft, "heavy tested" containers are available for heavy goods (e.g. heavy machinery). These containers allow a maximum weight of 67,200 lb (30,480 kg), an empty weight of 5,290 lb (2,400 kg), and a net load of 61,910 lb (28,080 kg).

LCL and FCL Container Shipping Services

Company

Contact

  • Giant Logistics
  • Suite 201, Colnbrook Cargo Centre
  • Units 1 & 2 Old Bath Road
  • Colnbrook, Berkshire, SL3 0NW
  • Heathrow Airport, London
  • Tel: 0203 538 7123
  • E-mail: sales@giantlogistics.com