When shipping a container to Nicaragua, you may have exclusive use of a container (a full container load-FCL) or you may share a container, an arrangement known as groupage (LCL).
The determining factor here is, largely, the volume of your shipment. You'll need FCL (a full container) if the your shipment is equal to at least six standard pallets-just over half the capacity of a 20-foot container, which takes a maximum of 10 standard pallets. A 40-foot container will accommodate 22 standard pallets.
Whatever the volume of your shipment, FCL is also your best option if you wish to avoid any possible damage risk that could be caused by your merchandise coming into contact with other exporters' goods.
Otherwise, groupage-a shared container (LCL)-is for you. Sharing means paying only for the space you use, so it's very cost-efficient. Consult iContainers for rates and other important details.
While air freight imposes some limitations on shipments in terms of volume and weight, it may, in some instances, be better for your shipping needs than ocean freight, especially if you are on a tight schedule. iContainers provides a calculator to help you determine whether this is the right option for you.