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Full container load (FCL)

Full container load (FCL) refers to a shipment of goods that fill a standard shipping container, which is usually 20 or 40 feet long. In this mode of transportation, the shipper rents the entire container to transport their goods, and the container is loaded and unloaded only once, which can make it more cost-effective than other modes of shipment such as LCL (less than container load) or air freight.