“FCL” stands for “Full Container Load,” which refers to a shipment of goods that fill an entire shipping container. In this type of shipment, the shipper has exclusive use of the entire container and is responsible for loading and unloading the goods.
“LCL” stands for “Less than Container Load,” which refers to a shipment of goods that do not fill an entire shipping container. In this type of shipment, the goods are consolidated with those of other shippers and are typically loaded and unloaded at a terminal or warehouse.
“Bulk cargo” refers to unpackaged cargo that is shipped in large quantities, such as grain, coal, or raw materials. This type of cargo is typically loaded directly into a bulk carrier vessel, without being packaged in containers.
The type of transit used for a shipment will depend on several factors, including the size and nature of the goods being shipped, the distance traveled, and the desired delivery time.
For example, FCL may be used for the shipment of large or bulky items that cannot be consolidated with other goods, while LCL may be used for smaller or less bulky items that can be consolidated with other shipments. Bulk cargo is typically used for the shipment of large volumes of unpackaged goods, such as raw materials or commodities.
Overall, the choice of transit type will depend on the specific needs and requirements of the shipment, and will be determined based on a careful consideration of the various options and their advantages and disadvantages.