ITT Exercises - Freight Transportation.pdf

# Estimating is adequate to give the client an

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Estimating is adequate to give the client an indication only of the container size they may require. It is wise not to base your final decision of container requirements using this method. When you do not have the dimensions of each package of cargo and you only have the total m 3 , you must select the size of the container required, and the number of containers needed, based on the average figures in m 3 per container. The fact is that there is always a stowage loss subject to the size of packages. Stowage loss means that not the entire air space inside a container can be utilized by putting cargo into it. The degree of space "loss" depends on the dimensions of your cargo packages. Generally, small cartons utilize space better than large cartons. Think of shoes versus refrigerators. Do not forget to observe the permitted maximum weight payload per container.

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Questions Ocean Freight Page | 136 2017 Exercise 5.4 (Question) Estimating the Number of Containers Required Note: Use the ocean container dimensions and capaciti es in Appendix “ H. 1. A shipment of clothing needs to be transported by ocean container. The shipment will be loose-loaded (un-palletized). Details: 220 cartons of clothing. Dimensions of each carton are 18 in x 18 in x 24 in, the weight of each carton is 30 lb. Note: R efer to the conversion tables in Appendix “ B. a) What is the total volume of the shipment? b) What is the total weight of the shipment? c) How many and what type(s) of ocean containers do you estimate are required to move this shipment most economically? 2. A shipment of Jeeps needs to be transported by ocean container. Details: 10 Jeeps. Dimensions of each Jeep are 165 in (420 cm) x 70 ½ in (179 cm) x 63 in (161 cm), the weight of each Jeep is 1,800 kg or 3,965 lb. Keep upright. a) What is the total volume of the shipment? a) What is the total weight of the shipment? c) How many and what type(s) of ocean containers do you estimate are required to move this shipment most economically?
Questions Ocean Freight Page | 137 2017 Exercise 5.5 (Question) Estimating Note: Refer to Appendix “ H ” for container dimensions. 1. A customer has 20 pallets of filters, with a total volume of 27 m 3 , and a total weight of 1,700 kg. Estimate the following: a) How many containers are needed? b) What types of containers are needed? 2. The same customer has 200 boxes of feather pillows, un-palletized, with a total volume of 69 m 3 , and a total weight of 4,000 kg. Estimate the following: a) How many containers are needed? b) What types of containers are needed? 3. The customer wants to ship half of the filters, with a total volume of 13.5 m 3 and a total weight of 850 kg, and half of the 200 boxes of pillows, with a total volume weight of 34.5 m 3 and a total weight of 2,000 kg. Estimate the following: a) Can this shipment be consolidated?

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• Fall '18
• Jane Smith
• freight forwarder, Commercial item transport and distribution, CIFFA, Ocean Transportation Intermediary

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