FCL Shipping

We operate FCL shipping services worldwide. Whether you need a door to door service or port to port we have regular schedules that will meet your requirements.

Plexus Freight is your first choice freight forwarder for any of your FCL shipping. With over 40 years experience in the shipping and transport industry we have a wealth of experience that can aid you when choosing a reliable, affordable freight shipping agent. We operate weekly/daily departures to virtually any part of the globe whether door to door, port to port, door to port or port to door.

The FCL shipping term stands for Full Container Load. It is essentially where you are effectively hiring a full container to carry your goods. Whereas LCL – Less Container load is where you would share space with other consignors.

FCL shipping is renowned for being the most economical way to transport goods around the world. we can handle the following forms of container shipping;Door to Door, Door to Port, Port to Door & Port to Port. We will ensure your cargo arrives safely and on time and can work with the arrangements you have with the consignor at the delivery point. Our Modern FCL transport services are fully computerized therefore we can provide 100% transparency and provide track and trace on your consignments.

What do I need to get a good FCL shipping quote?

Once you get in contact with us we will ask you for the below information. Providing this information accurately will ensure that we can provide you with the best possible FCL quote that matches all you requirements. – Collection & Delivery details – Weight of goods- Measurements (length x width x height) – A copy of your commercial invoice – Value of the goods. Once all of this information is provided we will then get to work finding the right carrier that suits your requirements and specific lead times. Once a route has been confirmed along with the collection and delivery points we will then book space with the carrier and provide you with confirmation of your booking.

We can handle all your worldwide shipping requirements, the most common containers we use are: 20ft Dry sea freight container, 20ft Flat rack sea container, 20ft Open top sea freight container, 40ft Dry sea freight container, 40ft flat rack sea container, 40ft High cube sea freight container, 45ft High cube sea freight container.

Some of the costs that you will come across are:

THC (Terminal Handling Charge) – This is a nominal fee charged by the terminal. Document fee – This is a nominal fee charged by the carrier. Customs Clearance – We can also take care of this for you. Be aware that a shipping quotation may include origin charges (such as consolidation fee, fuel and currency adjustment factors and Ocean BoL fee): but it will not contain the many potential destination charges.

What paperwork is involved in FCL shipping?

Ocean Bill of lading (B/L or BoL) is a receipt for cargo in transit and a contract between the exporter and an ocean carrier for transpotation and delivery of goods to a specified foreign destination. Commercial Invoice is a bill for the goods from the seller to the buyer. With years of experience in the shipping industry you can trust us to provide you with all the relevant information you will need. Making your container shipping hassle free.

What FCL shipping charges are involved?

We believe in transparency and will outline all the charges that are relevant to your FCL shipment and provide you with one easy to understand rate. Please be advised these rates are only valid for a certain time period. We will let you know of the expiry date when you receive your quote.