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FCL – Full container load for international shipping

FCL – an abbreviation for “Full Container Load” for Import and Export cargo to and from the USA. This term is commonly used to describe a sea freight service that is designed for ocean freight shipments of cargo where shipper has exclusive use of sea freight multimodal container. Usually the containers are loaded by propositional international movers and sealed at the shipper's facility. Then it transported by ocean, rail and/or truck directly to the point of final destination.

Multimodal sea freight containers specification

Besides commonly used 20'STD, 40'STD and 40'HC ocean freight containers, there are numerous of other types of sea containers including 45' High Cube, Open Tops and Flat Racks sizes of 20' and 40' etc. However, as a rule these types of sea freight containers are subject to equipment availability from Steam Ship Lines (or direct carriers or International Transportation Companies). In certain circumstances it can be limited. Then, if you ship a regular cargo by sea, we suggest planning your sea freight shipment by using one of these three types of multimodal sea freight containers below.

20' Standard multimodal sea freight container

  • Interior Dimensions (L x W x H): 5.919 m x 2.340 m x 2.380 m (19'-5'' x 7'-8'' x 7'-9' 1/2'')
  • Door Opening (W x H): 2.286 m x 2.278 m (7'-6" x 7'-5 1/2")
  • Tare Weight: 1,900 kg (4,189 lbs)
  • Cubic Capacity: 33.0 cbm (1,165 cubic ft)
  • Payload* :22,100 kg (48,721 lbs)


40' Standard multimodal sea freight container

  • Interior Dimensions (L x W x H): 12.051 m x 2.340 m x 2.380 m (39'-6 1/2''x 7'-8'' x 7'-9 1/2'')
  • Door Opening (W x H): 2.286 m x 2.278 m (7'-6" x 7’-5 1/2")
  • Tare Weight: 3,084 kg (6,799 lbs)
  • Cubic Capacity: 67.3 cbm (2,377 cubic ft)
  • Payload*: 27,397 kg (60,401 lbs)


40' High cube multimodal sea freight container

  • Interior Dimensions (L x W x H): 12.056 m x 2.347 m x 2.684 m (39'-6 1/2'' x 7'-8 1/4''x 8'-9 1/2''
  • Door Opening (W x H): 2.340 m x 2.585 m (7'-8" x 8'-5 3/4")
  • Tare Weight: 2,900 kg (6,393 lbs)
  • Cubic Capacity: 76.0 cbm (2,684 cubic ft)
  • Payload*: 29,600 kg (65,256 lbs)


*Payload weight exceeds over-the-road legal limits in US and Canada. Recommended maximum ocean freight containers payload for the US and Canada is 35,000 lbs per 20' and 42,000 lbs per 40'.