For the convenience of our customers, Global Shipping offers both full container load (FCL) and less-than-container load (LCL) shipping options. LCL shipping involves sharing container space with other consignees who are shipping cargo, while FCL shipping allows you to reserve an ISO-standard container for your cargo exclusively.
Containers are available in several different sizes. The most common choices are 20’ long x 8’ wide x 8 ½‘ high and 40’ long x 8’ wide x 8 ½‘ high, but there are longer and taller containers available as well. It is also possible to reserve a refrigerated, flat rack or open top, and ‘heavy tested’ container to fit unusually shaped or specialty cargo. At Global Shipping, we can locate and reserve the type of container that will best suit your products.
In most cases, consignees choose FCL transport when they have enough cargo to fill an entire shipping container. However, some people choose to reserve an entire container even if their cargo will not completely fill it. There are several reasons you may want to choose FCL for your cargo.
If an FCL shipment is the best option for your cargo, let Global Shipping orchestrate the move. We are a fully-licensed Non-Vessel Owning Common Carrier (NVOCC) offering a wide range of freight forwarding services, including ocean freight transportation. We have contracts with all major shipping lines and consolidators, which allows us to offer competitive pricing on weekly shipping services. We are also Lognet Global Independent Agents and members of the WCA Family, which means we have the network connections necessary to reliably ship your cargo wherever it needs to go. If you have a challenging shipping project or a tight deadline, we want to help.
Contact Global Shipping Services today by filling out our short online form, emailing us, or calling one of our three locations. We will be happy to tell you more about our FCL shipping and other freight forwarding services.
“We have complicated international shipping requirements and tight schedules to maintain, GSS has always gone above and beyond to meet these requirements and ensure we have the information needed to keep things running smoothly”
Director, International Operations, OSG Lightering LLC
“In my 16 years of service to industry, I would highly recommend this company as a reliable broker and shipping company to cover any logistics scenario that could arise with professionalism, attention to detail & accuracy. Our representation has been nothing but superb from Global whether a simple shipment is brokered through customs or multiple containers are negotiated to our project sites direct from Germany this company delivers on time at competitive rates every time.”
Senior Project Engineer, Geda USA Elevator & Material Lift Company
“Presmer has been working with Global Shipping for over 3 years now and the service they provide is excellent. They go above and beyond the call of duty to ease your shipment hassles. They take the frustration out of the process with their knowledge and relationships. Forever grateful.”
“This company truly puts the customer first. They are always ahead of issues and their follow-up and communications with us has been exemplary. They made what used to be a horrific part of our work, something that is now almost effortless.
Thank you for having the highest work ethic, great industry knowledge, reasonable rates and uncompromising customer service. We appreciate you!”
President, Superior Building Supplies