The Port of Hamburg has a full range of services for everything to do with containers. Various companies provide services like container leasing, or repair or storage of empty containers.
In the sea port, at the interface of land/sea transport, the incoming and outgoing containers are checked for possible damage. Repairs can...
Also the interim storage of empty containers and the short- or long-term renting of boxes is part of the range of services offered by...
FCL is the abbreviation for “full container load” and designates the transport of a packed container from the consignor to the consignee (door-to-door transport).
The forwarder hands fully loaded container over to the carrier. When the container arrives at the port of arrival it is passed on to the forwarder there.
LCL is the abbreviation for “less than full container load.” Cargo from various consignors is consolidated into one container.
The forwarder delivers his goods to the carrier. In a container freight station the cargo is packed into containers together with freight from other forwarders (stuffing).
In the port of arrival the containers are stripped in the local container freight station and the goods are shipped to their individual destinations.
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