Choosing the Right Container Size for Your FCL Shipment

When it comes to Full Container Load (FCL) shipments, selecting the appropriate container size is crucial. The container size should be based on the type of goods you are transporting. Here, we will delve into the various container sizes available for FCL shipments and provide guidance to help you make the right choice.

Understanding Container Sizes and Specifications

20 Reefer Container

  • Payload: 38,118 lbs, 17,290 kgs.
  • Interior specifications:
    • Length: 17’10”
    • Width: 7’4 1/16″
    • Height: 7’9 1/2″
    • Cubic Capacity: 950 c.u.ft., 26.90 cbm.

20 Open Top Container

  • Payload: 38,100 lbs, 17,282 kgs.
  • Interior specifications:
    • Length: 19’5″
    • Width: 7’8 1/8″
    • Height: 7’9 5/8″
    • Cubic Capacity: 1,164 c.u.ft., 31.88 cbm.

20 Collapsible Flat Rack Container

  • Payload: 39,160 lbs, 17,762 kgs.
  • Interior specifications:
    • Length: 19’5″
    • Width: 7’5″
    • Height: 6’9 3/4″

20 Dry Freight Container

  • Payload: 38,600 lbs, 17,508 kgs.
  • Cubic Capacity: 1,164 c.u.ft., 32.96 cbm.
  • Interior specifications:
    • Length: 19’5″
    • Width: 7’8 3/8″
    • Height: 7’9 5/8″

40 High Cube Reefer Container

  • Payload: 57,120 lbs, 25,909 kgs.
  • Cubic Capacity: 1,942 c.u.ft., 54.99 cbm.
  • Interior specifications:
    • Length: 38’0″
    • Width: 7’6″
    • Height: 8’4″

40 High Cube Container

  • Payload: 45,200 lbs, 20,502 kgs.
  • Interior specifications:
    • Length: 39’3/8″
    • Width: 7’8 3/8″
    • Height: 8’8″
    • Cubic Capacity: 2,700 c.u.ft., 76.46 cbm.

40 Open Top Container

  • Payload: 38,100 lbs, 17,282 kgs.
  • Cubic Capacity: 1,164 c.u.ft., 31.88 cbm.
  • Interior specifications:
    • Length: 19’5″
    • Width: 7’8 1/8″
    • Height: 7’9 5/8″

Choosing the Right Container Size for Your FCL Shipment

When choosing a container size for your FCL shipment, it’s important to consider several factors to ensure the safe and efficient transportation of your goods. One of the primary considerations is whether your freight can be fully fitted in a 20″ or 40″ container. If your cargo meets this criterion, hiring FCL services is highly recommended.

FCL containers offer significant advantages, especially for fragile items that are prone to damage during frequent loading and unloading. At Universal Relocations, we take extra precautions to protect your delicate goods. Our FCL containers are sealed at the factory and remain unsealed until they reach their destination. This reduces the chances of any damage occurring to your fragile items during transit.

To cater to different needs, we offer a variety of container sizes, including the popular 20″ and 40″ containers. Depending on your preference and the nature of your cargo, you can select the container size that best suits your requirements. For example, we recommend using a 20″ container for electronic items due to its compact size and secure storage capabilities. On the other hand, 40″ containers are ideal for furniture items, providing ample space to accommodate larger and bulkier goods.

At Universal Relocations, we prioritize the safety of your freight. Our team of professionals ensures that your cargo is placed at regular distances within the container, following strict safety procedures. You can rest assured that your goods are our responsibility, and we promise to transport them in the safest possible manner.

By choosing FCL services, you benefit from reduced handling of your cargo, which minimizes the risk of damage. This makes FCL a favorable option for fragile or sensitive items that require extra care during transportation. Additionally, the sealed nature of FCL containers adds an extra layer of protection, safeguarding your goods from external elements throughout the journey.

Bottom line

Choosing the right container size for your FCL shipment is essential to ensure the safe and secure transportation of your goods. By considering the dimensions, weight, and type of cargo, you can make an informed decision. Hiring FCL services is particularly advantageous for freight that can be fully fitted into a container and for fragile items that require protection against frequent loading and unloading.

At Universal Relocations, we offer a range of container sizes to accommodate various types of cargo. Our dedicated professionals take every precaution to ensure the safety of your goods during transit. So, when it comes to selecting the right container size for your FCL shipment, trust Universal Relocations to deliver your cargo most safely and efficiently possible.

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