In most cases, shippers choose FCL transport when they have enough cargo to fill an entire shipping container. However, some businesses choose to reserve an entire container even if their cargo will not completely fill it. Shipping rates are typically much lower for FCL than LCL, usually making this most economical choice for large shipments.
It is also more secure because there are fewer stops and fewer shipping agents handling the container.
40ft high cube containers are similar in structure to general purpose containers, but taller by about 1 foot.
These containers come in size 40ft and sometimes 45ft and are used in case where a slightly bigger volume capacity is required.
The capacity of the 40ft container is 67.7 cubic meters whereas the capacity of the 40ft HQ container is 76.3 cubic meters. If your cargo volume is between 68˜75 cubic meters and
the gross weight is not more than 23 metric tons, you can choose 40ft HQ container to benefit from the freight cost. The gross weight of your cargo is very important.
An open top container has a convertible top that can be completely removed. This is suitable for cargo that is
over-height and cannot be easily loaded through the container door, such as tall and heavy machinery or bulky finished products whose handling and loading can only be performed with crane. Open top containers have lashing rings install to the upper and lower side rails and corner posts to secure cargo and are available in 20ft and 40ft.
Flat rack containers are especially suitable for heavy loads and cargo that needs loading from the side or top.
This simple storage container has collapsible sides that can be folded to make a flat rack. The walls are stable enough to allow cargo securing, so they are ideal for shipping goods that are oversized, such as heavy machinery, construction materials, pipes, vehicle on tracks, some 40ft flat racks are suitable to carry as much as 45 metric tons of cargo. Flat rack containers are manufactured from steel and come in 20ft and 40ft.