What is FCL?

FCL is an abbreviation for Full Container Load.  It describes freight that takes up the entire space of one container, is shipper-packed, and will be delivered as a full container to the consignee, to be unloaded by the consignee.  Rather than going to a CFS station to be unloaded like LCL freight, a full container is held at the container yard (CY) until delivery to the consignee.  For this reason, FCL freight may also be referred to as CY freight.