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FULL CONTAINER LOAD (FCL) Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

A shipping container, under the risk and account of the shipper or consignee, being a standard twenty or forty foot, completely loaded and unloaded. Attracts lower freight rates in contrast with loose, break bulk cargo equivalent. Known also as full trailer load (FTL).


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