Container transportation consists of two parts according to the volume of the cargo:

  • FCL Method (Full Container Load)
  • LCL Method (Less than a container load)

The majority of transportation transactions in international trade are carried out by sea.
In addition, container transportation is the most important area of ​​maritime transportation. A significant standardization has been achieved in container transportation, which has been used in international transportation for a long time. In this way, products can be transported more quickly and safely. From this perspective
The concepts of FCL & LCL also gain great importance.

Although the two concepts are sometimes confused, they are extremely important in the fields of logistics and transportation. It can be said that they are quite different concepts from each other.

What is FCL?

FCL (Full Container Load) is for shipments with enough cargo to fill 20′ or 40′ standard containers.
a preferred system. In FCL loading, the cargo in the container belongs to a single person or company.
This loading method is generally used for large and high volume
It is preferred for shipments. If you prefer this type of loading method, it is advantageous in terms of cost to use the entire rented container.

What is LCL?

LCL (Less Than a Container Load) means Partial Container Load when translated into Turkish. LCL is a concept that indicates that the cargo in a container belongs to more than one cargo owner or buyer.
Generally, if the cargo coming from the cargo owner does not fill the container, the LCL loading method is used. It is a type of transportation in which standard containers cannot be filled with a single load, and other incoming loads are carried in the same container.
Choosing this method allows cargo to be transported at more affordable prices. At the same time, the loads are not expected to fill the entire container.