Stone Depot has effective transportation and shipping team which ensures that all the deliveries happen on time. Our shipping team always try to follow on schedule completion of deliveries so that we can ensure customer satisfaction.
Port of Loading
How We Ship the Product
Our natural stone normally shipped by sea freight in two ways:
1. By FCL (Full Container Loaded) using 20 feet dry container.
20 feet container is the common way to ship natural stone for export trade. The loadability (maximum loading capacity) using 20 feet container is depend on the weight regulation which is different in every country.
Herewith the approximate loadability in 20 feet container for some different country:
|Loadability in 20 mm Thick
|USA & Canada
|Australia & New Zealand
2. By LCL (Less than Container Loaded)
Please see illustration on the picture. On LCL shipment Mr Smith’s stuff would be together with Mr Bob, Mr John and Ms Ann stuff in same container.
LCL shipment is used for order under the minimum quantity from the 20 feet order. For example 50 m2 order. Your order still deliver using the 20 feet container but it will combined with others stuff from another exporter such as furniture, food, clothes, etc. This LCL shipment makes the transport cost still cheap compare to air freight.
Our cost per m2 on LCL shipment is different from our cost using the container because our FOB cost per m2 on LCL is higher than using FCL so that our price per m2 is also different. Why this happen, let me explain on simple example:
On FCL we can carry 500 m2 with cost $2,000 for FOB so that our m2 cost for FOB = $2,000/500 = $4/m2. Meanwhile if you only order 100 m2 ship by LCL with our FOB cost $700 then our FOB cost = $700/100 = $7/m2. The smaller the order the more higher the cost.