FCL (Full Container Load)
Full Container Load or FCL is a term describing a shipment which occupies one or more complete shipping (20 or 40-foot) container(s). The container contains goods owned by the Shipper or Consignee only. In general, freight cost of a Full Container Load are lower than an equivalent weight of loose (Break Bulk) or LCL cargo.
LCL (Less-Than-Container Load)
Less-Than-Container Load or LCL is a term describing a shipment which occupies less than one (typically 20-foot or 40-foot) container. A carrier may/will combine multiple Less-Than-Container Loads when possible.
Bulk Cargo is cargo that is transported unpackaged. Loading and unloading bulk cargo typically requires a facilities that can transload or temporarily store the material in silos or tanks.
FTL (Full Truck Load)
Full Truck Load or FTL is a term describing a shipment which occupies at least one complete truck trailer, or allows for no other shippers goods to be carried at the same time.
LTL (Less-Than-Truck Load)
Less-Than-Truck Load or LTL is a term describing a shipment which occupies less than one complete truck trailer. A carrier may/will combine multiple Less-Than-Truck Loads when possible.