The difference between FCL, bulk cargo and LCL
What is the difference between FCL, bulk cargo and LCL? With the rapid development of international trade, the logistics industry is constantly providing its transportation services. Container transportation is widely used. The next thing to understand is FCL, bulk cargo and consolidation. The difference between boxes:
Bulk cargo: refers to bulk cargo, cargo that cannot be packed in containers
LCL: refers to the goods placed in the container, put together with other goods, and put together a container. To inquire about the LCL price, you must know the weight and the number of squares of the goods. If the goods are too heavy, you need to know the number of pieces. Usually light goods are charged according to the number of squares. In addition, pay attention to the port of destination charges when inquiring.
Less-than-container cargo: a relative term for FCL cargo, which refers to small-ticket cargo that does not fill a full container. This kind of cargo is usually collected by the carrier separately and collected at a container freight station or inland station, and then two or more cargoes are assembled in a container, and the same must be at the destination container freight station or inside. Unpack the boxes and deliver them separately. For this kind of goods, the carrier has to bear the packing and unpacking operations, and the packing and unpacking fees are still charged to the cargo party. The carrier’s responsibility for LCL cargo is basically the same as that of traditional grocery transportation
FCL: A relative term for LCL. The consignor is responsible for packing, counting, stowage and lead-sealed freight. The unpacking of FCL is generally handled by the consignee. However, you can also entrust the carrier to unpack the container at the freight station. However, the carrier is not responsible for cargo damage or poor cargo in the box. Unless the cargo party proves that it is the damage caused by the carrier's liability accident, the carrier is responsible for compensation. The carrier uses the container as the delivery unit for the entire container. As long as the appearance of the container is similar to that when it is received and the lead seal is complete, the carrier has fulfilled the responsibility of the carrier. The FCL freight bill of lading must be added with the clause of 'consignor packing, counting and sealing'.
The difference between bulk cargo and LCL?
The difference between LCL and bulk cargo. For the cargo owner, if the exported goods are only a washing machine, or 2 cubic meters of cotton, it is not full of a container. At this time, he needs to find a freight forwarding company and a small amount of cargo from other cargo owners. Put them together and fill a container together, which is LCL. As for bulk cargo, the concept is very big and contains a lot of things. For example, grains, ore, etc. belong to the category of bulk cargo. Generally, containers are not used for transportation, but bulk ships are rented for transportation.