Less than Container Load
LCL shipping is a type of shipment used in Australia, which is ideal for those with a load that fall short of the minimum threshold when it comes to transporting goods using a typical shipping container. Short for Less than Container Load, LCL can offer plenty of benefits to shippers.
One benefit is the lower shipment rate than what you’ll pay for a full container. You’ll only need to pay the space you consume based on volume, instead of on weight. In addition, you can drop off and pick up the cargo from the specific warehouse where the loading and unloading of containers is done.
That said, there’s no need to get the help of a middleman just to ensure that your cargo reaches its final destination, which is Singapore.
Full Container Load
Short for Full Container Load shipping, FCL is a more cost-effective option if you’re planning to ship more than fifteen cubic meters of cargo from Australia to Singapore. In comparison to air freight, FCL is more cost-effective although the latter has a longer shipping time.
Shipping time, however, is still faster in comparison to LCL as FCL involves less unforeseen delays and overall handling. Also, an added benefit is the high level of security it offers. FCL can lessen the risk of your cargo getting damaged because of the minimal handling of the container.