Full Container Load (FCL) Shipping

Utilising a full container to maximum capacity is the most economical way of moving high volumes of cargo around the world. The container is positioned at the place of collection, allowing 3 hours for loading, securing, and sealing before moving to the port of departure. The unique seal number will remain on all forms of documentation throughout transit, ensuring the cargo is safe throughout the FCL shipping process.

Less Than Container Load (LCL) Shipping

Offering cost-effective solutions for consignments of 1 to 5 pallets on an LCL shipping service. Freight is collected from your premises, moved to the consolidation facility before loading into the container, securing and being transported to the port of departure.


Transporting goods classified by the UN as hazardous (in accordance with the IMDG code) will be subject to an IMO surcharge applied by shipping lines. This is due to the additional handling required for planning the goods at the terminal and onboard shipping.


The Verified Gross Mass (VGM) is the weight of the cargo including dunnage and bracing, plus the tare weight of the container carrying the cargo. SOLAS (International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea) requires the shipper to provide VGM as part of the shipping instruction. It is the Shipper's responsibility to advise the correct consignment weight.

In / Out of Gauge

Sea freight FCL movements come in all shapes and sizes and whether your cargo is standard in gauge or oversized and out of gauge cargo, we have an FCL shipping solution to meet any requirement, schedule, and budget.


Shipping Lines offer weekly or by-weekly departures to most destinations around the globe with vessel cut-off dates 2-4 days prior to departure.

Please contact a member of our Team for FCL & LCL Shipping options

Tel. 01332 956 060 or Email us on: Transport@williamsonglobal.co.uk