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# The shipment volume falls within the 40 hc container

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The shipment volume falls within the 40-HC container average volume capacity. The total weight of 4,000 kg falls within the maximum payload of a 40-HC container (25,000 kg). Therefore, as an ESTIMATE, 1 x 40-HC container will do.

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Answers Ocean Freight Page | 163 2017 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? b) How many containers are needed? c) What types of containers are needed? Shipment Estimated Volume Estimated Weight Filters 13.5 m 3 850 kg Pillows 34.5 m 3 2,000 kg Totals 48 m 3 2,850 kg Yes this shipment can be consolidated. The total shipment volume falls within the capacity of a 40-ft standard container. The total weight of 2,850 kg falls within the maximum payload of a 40-ft standard container (25,000 kg). Therefore, an estimated 1 x 40-ft standard container is needed to consolidate this shipment.
Answers Ocean Freight Page | 164 2017 Exercise 5.6 (Answer) Exact Examples 1. There are many different methods of calculating the exact stowage plan. In this assignment we will demonstrate one method and encourage you to continue with the method that works for you. Note: Refer to the CIFFA International Transportation and Trade textbook for “estimating” examples. Use the average container dimensions in Appendix “ H. The customer has the exact dimensions and weight for the shipment, you can now calculate the exact number of containers needed. 20 pallets, dimensions of each pallet are 42 in L x 48 in W x 40 in H. Each pallet weighs 890 kg. Can we fit this cargo into a 20-ft standard container as previously estimated? Step 1: c alculate by dividing the L x W x H of the pallets into the dimensions of the container. 232 x 90 x 90 42 48 40 = 5.5 x 1.9 x 2.3 = 5 x 1 x 2 = 10 Note : Round off your pallets, you cannot have partial pallets, e.g., 5.5 becomes 5. The actual calculation indicates we can only fit 10 pallets into a 20-ft standard container. Step 2: is there a more efficient way to load your customer’s freight? Yes. Turn the pallet 90 o , the length becomes the width and the width becomes the length. L x W x H 20-ft standard container 232 x 90 x 90 48 42 40 = 4.8 x 2.1 x 2.3 = 4 x 2 x 2 = 16 Using this method, we can only fit 16 pallets into the container.

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Answers Ocean Freight Page | 165 2017 Step 3: a) Is there any way you can load this cargo to fit the total of 20 pallets instead of 16? Yes. Use the RULE of 90: in this case the length plus the width add up to 90 in. This is the width of the container. The idea of “chimney blocking” the pallets in the container improves stow factor as well as interlocks the cargo so that it moves less in the container during transportation. TOP VIEW Loading this way you have 4 pallets for every 90 in of floor length. You can now place another layer on top of the first (height of the container is 90 in), 8 pallets in the container. You still have 142 in of length space left in the container (232 in 90 in = 142 in). You can repeat loading 4 pallets 2 high in a square.
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• Fall '18
• Jane Smith
• freight forwarder, Commercial item transport and distribution, CIFFA, Ocean Transportation Intermediary

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