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General Freight Transport

General Freight Transport

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Full Container Load Shipping

If you’re planning to transport your goods internationally, it’s important to choose a safe and affordable option that keeps your supply chain costs low. Our Full Container Load (FCL) service is suitable for shipping general freight overseas in large volumes.

When you opt for FCL (Full Container Load), your goods are shipped in a container entirely dedicated to your shipment. This container is not shared with any other cargo, giving you complete control over the shipment. However, this also means that you are responsible for the full cost of the shipment.

Why use FCL Shipping for General Freight?

Using Full Container Load (FCL) shipping offers several advantages, making it preferable in various scenarios:

  • FCL is cost-effective for shipping large volumes due to flat rates per container, contrasting with LCL’s cubic meter charges. For instance, port charges for FCL are significantly lower per CBM compared to LCL, resulting in substantial savings.
  • FCL reduces the risk of damage by ensuring goods remain undisturbed in a single container, enhancing product integrity.
  • FCL streamlines logistics by requiring less handling and facilitating buyer’s consolidation for multiple smaller shipments, leading to cost savings and improved efficiency.

FCL is ideal for general freight when shipping substantial volumes or consolidating multiple smaller consignments, offering cost efficiencies, reduced risk, and logistical advantages.

  • LCL shipping offers flexibility and allows you to react to changing demands.
  • You can ship small boxes and pallets as per your needs instead of waiting to fill up an entire container.
  • You only pay for the space your cargo occupies in the container, which is cost-effective.
  • Sharing space with others helps in reducing costs and makes it cheaper than air freight.
  • LCL shipping allows you to ship fewer goods more frequently, thereby spending less money on inventorying and warehousing space.

Our Global Network Keeping Us Connected

Working with shipping agents all across the world, our global network keeps us connected to seaports and airports everywhere, ensuring a truly international freight forwarding service.

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Frequently asked questions

As a golden rule, any freight that doesn’t require any sort of special handling or shipping method can be considered general freight.

If you’re not sure if general freight is right for you, Jacanna can guide you through our air, sea, and vehicle freight options. We offer comprehensive quotes to determine the type of cargo you’re shipping

In most cases, customs clearance is completed within 24 hours. However, there may be instances where the inspection of goods takes several days or even weeks. To minimise the risk of a hold-up, we recommend contacting us about our customs broker services to ensure a smooth delivery of your cargo from start to finish.

Like our air, vehicle, and sea freight services, we can transport general freight just about anywhere in the world, thanks to our global network of agents. Whether importing goods back into Australia or exporting them to Asia, we can help you get your cargo where it needs to go.