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FCL or LCL for your shipment?

Full container load (FCL) means that the volume is large enough to fill a whole container by one customer. Less than container load (LCL) means that the shipment is smaller than a full container load and that multiple shippers' goods are packed together.

In most cases, LCL (less than container load) means that pallets are being shipped. In some cases other units i.e. boxes, sacks, bales, barrels, etc. are being transported. These units can also be arranged on pallets.

In case, when large or odd-sized items are being transported there, maybe need to provide special solutions, in some cases open units in full container load (FCL).

What type of container?

There are many things that need to be considered when choosing containers. Below you can read about sizes, types and other things that should be taken into consideration when transporting a full container load.
20ft and 40 ft containers of various types are used:

  • Dry containers are used to transport various dry goods such as clothing, personal effects, furniture, industrial products, etc.
  • Temperature controlled containers (refrigerated- and freezer containers) are used to transport i.e. food, fish products, various raw material, and other products that are sensitive to changes in temperature.
  • Open containers (flat rack, open-top containers, etc.) for the transport of various types of goods, appliances, large and oversized units.

Responsibility for container loading depends on the description in the sailing manifest:

  • FCL/FCL - sender loads container and receiver empties

  • LCL/FCL - Eimskip loads container and receiver empties

  • FCL/LCL - sender loads container and Eimskip empties

  • LCL/LCL - Eimskip loads container and empties

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Container types

20 feet standard dry container

Inner dimension Door height Tare weight Container volume Payload mass
L: 5.895 mm   2.330 kg 33 m3 28.500 kg.
B: 2.350 mm B: 2.340 mm      
H: 2.390 mm H: 2.280 mm      

40 feet standard dry container

Inner dimension Door height Tare weight Container volume Payload mass
L: 12.030 mm   3.800 kg 67 m3 26.800 kg.
B: 2.350 mm B: 2.340 mm      
H: 2.390 mm H: 2.280 mm      

 

Dry container (40 feet high cube)

Inner dimension Door height Tare weight Container volume Payload mass
L: 12.030 mm   3.850 kg 76 m3 26.800 kg.
B: 2.350 mm B: 2.340 mm      
H: 2.690 mm H: 2.585 mm      

Frystigámur (40 feta high cube)

Inner dimension Door height Tare weight Container volume Payload mass
L: 11.577 mm   4.600 kg 67 m3 29.000 kg.
B: 2.280 mm B: 2.290 mm      
H: 2.525 mm H: 2.492 mm      

Insulated containers

Inner dimension Door height Tare weight Container volume Payload mass
L: 5.850 mm   2.460 kg 31 m3 17.800 kg.
B: 2.290 mm B: 2.290 mm      
H: 2.280 mm H: 2.240 mm      

 

Bulk-containers

Inner dimension Door height Top open Tare weight Container volume Payload mass
L: 5.895 mm   3 x 50 cm diameter 2.330 kg 33 m3 28.500 kg.
B: 2.350 mm B: 2.340 mm        
H: 2.390 mm H: 2.280 mm        

Flat racks

Inner dimension Tare weight Payload mass
L: 11.770 mm 4.900 kg 40.100 kg.
B: 2.360 mm    
H: 1.900 mm    

20 feet open top

Inner dimension  Door height Top open Tare weight Container volume Payload mass
L: 5.890 mm   L: 5.680 mm 2.300 kg 32 m3 28.100 kg.
B: 2.350 mm B: 2.336 mm B: 2.250 mm      
H: 2.350 mm          

40 feet open top

Inner dimension  Door height Top open Tare weight Container volume Payload mass
L: 12.026 mm   L: 11.879 mm 3.940 kg 66 m3 26.500 kg.
B: 2.350 mm B: 2.336 mm B:2.184 mm      
H: 2.390 mm          

 

Weight restrictions / maximum permissible weight (gross content)

Land

Tonn

Note

France

22,5

 

Germany

22,5

 

Germany - Bremerhaven

25

Transit within 150 km radius from the port of discharge

Netherlands

26

 

UK

23

Extra charge for 25 tonnes container

Poland

22,5

 

Belgium

26

 

Denmark

25   

When driving from Rotterdam and passing through Germany the permissible weight is 22.5 tonnes

Finland

26

 

Greece

22

 

Iceland

25

 

Italy

22

 

Canada

26

 

Norway

24

 

Portugal

25

Transferred by vessel to Portugal and driven from there

Spain - Truck and vessel

25

Transferred by vessel to Spain and driven from there

Spain - Truck

22,5

 

Switzerland

22

 

Sweden

26

 

USA - East Coast

19,8

Average weight, it is necessary to look into this for each state

USA - West Coast

17

Average weight, it is necessary to look into this for each state