What does FCL mean

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FCL means Full Container Load

If an exporter has goods to accommodate in one full container load, he books an FCL (Full Container Load) to stuff his cargo. In an FCL cargo, the complete goods in the The term FCL. What is FCL meanssaid container owns by one shipper. In an FCL owned by one shipper, the cargo in the container need not have fully loaded cargo in the container. Let the cargo be half loaded or quarter loaded container, if booked by one shipper under one shipment, the said shipment is called FCL shipment.  Also read  The term LCL. What is LCL means         

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Esfand Sanei : Thanks for your kindness ! It worked !

Mr.Win Zaw Htaike: Dear Sr Let me know If I can use FCL when I have three Suppliers? But Only One consignee. Looking forward your reply. Thank, Mr.Win

Santhosh Babu : I have seen your website, its plenty of useful information spread around it.We got one 20' FCL oil seed offer to gulf region. buyer from Dubai who is my intimate friend he will give the money once the cargo reached to him.I m merchant exporter. i don't have processing units for oil seed, and dont have APEDA AND OIL SEED PROMOTION COUNCIL Certificate, here i m going to purchase by cash (Indian Rupees) in local oil seed processing unit. They should submit B/L, PHYTO CERTIFICATE AND CERTIFICATE OF ORIGIN, PACKING LIST ETC., BUT I WILL ISSUE ONLY INVOICE. the payment i will receive in bank but the cargo goes with the domestic supplier. WHAT COULD I DO THE ABOVE PROCESS THAT FOR EXPORT TO DUBAI I WILL PURCHASE IN DOMESTIC MARKET. THE LOCAL OIL SEED SUPPLIER WILL SEND THE CARGO TO THE EXACT DESTINATION. AND I WILL GIVE THE INVOICE COST TO THE DOMESTIC SUPPLER. I WILL RECEIVE THE FOREIGN CURRENCY EXPORT PAYMENT LATER IN MY ACCOUNT. IS IT POSSIBLE! WHAT I CAN FOLLOW THIS PROCEDURE ! COULD YOU ADVICE PLEASE...

Harsh Vyas: Hello Sir, I am just a beginner in the field of exports and I'm really getting confused with quantity that can be loaded in a container. I have gone through some articles on the Internet, some say 25 tons and some say 21-22 tons. Can you please help me. Also, I understand that FCL means Full container load. Is there a different quantity for FCL? Also, if you are able to load 21-22 tons in a 20 ft container, why is it that you can load 28 tons in a 40 ft. container? Any help will be much appreciated.

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