In our role as a freight forwarder, we have one primary objective: ensure the safe shipment of cargo in a clean, complete and undamaged condition. We utilise four decades of specialist experience to ensure we minimise the factors that stand between us and that goal. A key component in the continued success of our domestic and international shipping is superior container loading. Whether we move LCL (less than container load) or FCL (full container load) cargo, we follow the relevant HSE legislation and international regulations to exact specifications.
From our base in Dorking, we provide this service, as well as a full range of wider services as a freight forwarder, throughout the south east. While we have an array of clients in locations such as Crawley and Guildford, we also serve domestic, commercial and industrial clients across the country.
For new and returning clients alike, we have taken a look at some of the basics involved in our container loading below.
From sole private customers to large commercial enterprises, our clients naturally want to optimise the cost-effectiveness of shipping their goods. When shipping via sea freight, there are two options: FCL and LCL.
Full Container Load (FCL)
As the name suggests, FCL involves the client paying for the use of an entire container. This type of shipping has a flat rate and you have total access to the available space within. For those with large shipments that fill one or multiple containers, this method of container loading ticks every box
Less Than Container Load (LCL)
Not every client utilising our freight forwarder service has the amount of cargo required to fill an entire container. The LCL approach to container loading involves the consolidation of multiple shipments into a single shared container. This allows businesses importing a smaller amount of goods to pay only for the volume of space they use within the container as opposed to all of it.
When it comes to container loading, there is no right or wrong approach, only that which best suits your individual requirements. To discuss either of these options in more depth, or for more information about import and export requirements, please call us on 03303 300 012.
In our position as a vastly experienced freight forwarder, we can assure our clients in Crawley, Guildford, the south east and across the UK that we prioritise safety throughout our container loading process.
When loading a container, we ensure complete compliance with the following:
By prioritising the highest and safest of standards in container loading, we ensure safe shipping and unloading after delivery. The machinery and equipment involved in the container loading and unloading process have safe working loads; exceeding these puts the health and safety of individuals at risk.