shipping container can hold 28 – 30cbm or 980 – 1,060cu.ft. A
40’ shipping container can hold approximately 56 – 60cbm or 1,980
– 2,110cu.ft. The loading internal capacity of a container
depends not only on the dimensions of the carton boxes but also
on many other factors such as the packaging material and the competence
and experience of the loading personnel.
As well as the cargo’s measurements, the loading of the shipping containers
should also take the weight into consideration. It is important
to note that in many countries the permissible weight limits for
road and rail transportation are lower than the maximum payload
a shipping container can afford.
Palletisation is widely applied in some countries to increase cargo
handling efficiency. When pallets are used it is important to observe
• There are two major pallets
– European / Euro Pallet and Standard Pallet Sizes.
There are two major pallet
types – Europallet (European Pallet / Euro Pallet) and Standard Pallet Sizes.
||Dimensions (W x L)
||20' Container Pallet Capacity
||40' Container Pallet Capacity
||1,000 x 1,200mm
||9-10 (1 Tier)
||20-21 (1 Tier)
|European Pallet / Euro Pallet
||800 x 1,200mm
||11 (1 Tier)
||23-24 (1 Tier)
- Wooden Pallets must be strong
enough to allow storage of 3 tiers when loaded.
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