When shipping a container to Qatar, you have a couple of container options-FCL or LCL. Your shipping volume can help determine the most suitable option.
If the volume of your shipment is equal to at least half of a container, then you'll need FCL, a full container load. A 20-foot container holds 10 standard pallets, while a 40-foot container can carry up to 22 standard pallets.
Even with smaller shipments, FCL is your best option if you wish to avoid any risk of damage to your goods that could be caused by contact with other exporters' merchandise.
If this is not a concern, you may want to opt for a less-than-container load (LCL), also known as groupage. This means sharing a container, which requires you to pay only for the space you need. Consult iContainers for rates and other details.
If your shipment must arrive at its destination in a very short period of time, air freight may be more appropriate to your needs than ocean freight. Air freight imposes certain limitations on the volume and weight of shipments; iContainers provides a calculator to help you determine whether this is the right option for you.