ITT Exercises - Freight Transportation.pdf

# Lets check the weights the actual total weight of the

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Let’s check the weights. The actual total weight of the shipment is 27,000 lb, which EXCEEDS the payload capacity of 2 x LD7 pallets (10,000 lb x 2 LD7 pallets = 20,000 lb). Therefore, we ESTIMATE we will need 3 x LD7 pallets to move this shipment, as the total shipment weight of 27,000 lb is within the payload capacity of 3 x LD7 pallets (10,000 lb x 3 LD7 pallets = 30,000 lb). Therefore, the number of LD7 pallets required by both the volume calculations and the weight calculations do NOT match. What do we do? We must use the higher number, therefore we will need 3 x LD7 pallets to move this shipment. We CANNOT exceed the maximum weight capacity of the pallet. Therefore, since the cargo fits into the volume and weight capacities of 3 x LD7 pallets, our ESTIMATE of 3 x LD7 pallets to move this shipment seems feasible. Note: The above examples are ESTIMATES only. In order to determine the actual number of containers required, you need the exact dimensions of the shipment, and then devise a container loading plan. Ensure you let the customer know these are ESTIMATES ONLY.

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Answers Air Freight Page | 102 2017 Actual Calculation 2. Using previous estimating example, we have asked the customer what the crate and carton sizes are. The customer tells you that each of the 15 crates is 46 in x 38 in x 38 in, and each of the 150 cartons is 18 in x 12 in x 12 in. Each crate has a weight of 1,500 lb, and each carton has a weight of 30 lb. We have previously estimated that the customer requires 3 x LD7 pallets. Now we can mathematically determine if our customer’s freight fits into 3 x LD7 pallets. ALWAYS start with the largest/heaviest cargo. Then fill up any remaining space with the smaller/lighter cargo. Divide the length, width, and height of the shipment into the length, width, and height of the chosen container. L x W x H pallet: 125 x 88 x 64 L x W x H crate: 46 38 38 = 2.7 x 2.3 x 1.7 = 2 x 2 x 1 = 4 This tells us we can load 4 crates on 1 x LD7 pallet. Is th ere a more efficient way to load our customer’s freight? One key point that should be looked at is - does the length plus the width of the crate add up to 88 in, which is the width of a LD7 pallet? Whenever the length plus width of a crate add up to 88 i n (or close to it), the “lights” should go on. 88 is a magical number whenever we are dealing with an LD7 pallet. Is there a way that we can “turn” and interlock the pallets such that we utilize the entire 88 in of width? 88 in LD7 Pallet 125 in crate crate crate crate
Answers Air Freight Page | 103 2017 Note: T here are different “magical” numbers for each type of container and each dimension on those containers. Looking at this top-down drawing, we can see that by turning one pallet and placing it beside the first, we can interlock the pallets and utilize almost the entire 88 in of the pallet width.

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

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