If you plan to ship cargo from the USA, you’ll probably hear about LCL and FCL. These terms tell you how full your shipment is. On the Meest website, you can fill out an online quote form to get the price and all the details about your shipment. In the meantime, let’s check out our international cargo shipping options.

Understanding FCL Shipping

This option is trendy for big stores or people buying heavy-duty stuff like industrial equipment from the U.S. Choosing a Full Container Load means you’re willing to pay more to keep everything together. If you have a bunch of stuff to send and don’t want to share your container, FCL is your go-to.

Different international freight services have different prices. Just fill out the form on our website to get a price from Meest. It’ll make you happy, primarily since we handle your tedious paperwork!

Understanding LCL Shipping

When you’re shipping stuff and don’t need a whole container yourself, that’s where Less-than-Container Load (LCL) comes in handy. You’re not stuck paying for space you don’t use. Take a standard 20′ container, for example; it holds about 28 cubic meters. If your cargo only takes up 10 cubic meters, you’re not footing the bill for the other 18 — someone else’s shipment will fill that gap. It’s like carpooling for cargo!

When shipping via LCL, here’s what needs to happen to ensure everything arrives safely and on time:

  • Gather up stuff from suppliers at the warehouse.
  •  Arrange everything so it fits nicely into one container.
  • Tag items and add more padding if necessary.
  • Make sure all the paperwork is filled out and checked.
  • Load the container properly to avoid any damage or shifting while it’s on the move.

By following these steps, your goods will be securely transported and arrive in excellent condition.

Which International Shipping Cargo Option is Cheaper?

Figuring out the best container shipping overseas prices can be a head-scratcher. It all depends on what and how much you’re shipping. Making the right choice can save you some serious cash and open up new opportunities for your products.

So, if you’re shipping massive loads all the time, FCL is the way to go. But LCL is the way to go if your business is more about occasional and small shipments. Have you got your game plan sorted? Now, it’s just a matter of getting the lowdown on the price. Shoot us a message for a quote!