Both FCL (a full container load) and LCL (a less-than-container load, or groupage) are shipping options available to those shipping a container to Jordan.
Which kind of container load you require can be determined by your shipping volume. If it is equal to at least half of a 20-foot shipping container, then a full container load (FCL) is necessary. A 20-foot container accommodates 10 standard pallets, while a 40-foot container can take 22 standard pallets; a shipment of at least six standard pallets thus requires FCL.
Even with shipments of less than six standard pallets, a full container load is a good option if you are concerned with avoiding any risk of damage to your goods that could possibly be posed by contact with those of others.
If this is not a concern, you may want to opt for LCL, also known as groupage. Groupage means sharing a container, which offers considerable cost savings, as you pay only for the shipping space you require. Consult iContainers for rates and other important details.
When your shipment is urgent or your deadline tight, air freight may be more appropriate to your needs than ocean freight. Air freight imposes some limitations in terms of volume and weight; we recommend that you consult iContainers' calculator to help you determine whether this is the right option for you.