How much do you know about shipping container weight limit?


Shipping container weight limit knowledge you all know?

In each of your sea transport, the container can be said to be an old friend who is at your service, carrying your or every businessman's goods, and such a behemoth also has its limits, which is the shipping container weight limit. Let's find out!

The container itself is limited in weight

shipping container weight limit

Container as a standard means of transport, on the shipping container weight limit, first of all, it is the weight limit of the box itself, each container in its box will be clearly marked on its own maximum weight: MAX WEIGHT XXXXKGS, tare weight TARE WEIGHT: ZZZZ KGS, the former minus the latter, is the container's maximum loading weight, some container door will be directly to PAYLOAD: SSSSKGS marked on this limit weight.

This is the maximum strength of the container body can withstand, loading more than this limit, may occur box body deformation, the bottom plate off, the top beam bending and other damage, resulting in all losses will be fully borne by the loaders. At present, most of the domestic professional container terminals are installed with automatic weighbridge, so, as long as the container loading exceeds the box weight limit, the terminal is always refused to accept the container. So it is recommended that you box before, see clearly the container box on the weight limit, in order to avoid unnecessary reloading operations.

If the cargo is really overweight and cannot be split, then you can choose an overweight container. If you want to select a particular heavy container (such as the 20-weight container mentioned earlier), the terminal or yard must look for it one by one, and the resulting container selection fee is usually the same as the specified container fee.

Container transport is a multi-sectoral collaborative process, so in addition to the container box itself, there are a number of other factors to consider.

Shipping Company Weight Limit

In general each shipping line has a different weight policy, the approximate standard being that no container is damaged.

For the balance of space and weight considerations, each container ship has a certain space and shipping container weight limit, but specifically in a particular route, space and weight is not always just the right balance to use up. Contradictions often occur in the out of heavy cargo is more concentrated in northern China, the weight of the ship has arrived, space is still much less, in order to compensate for this loss of space, shipping companies often take a fare increase strategy, that is, the cargo weight more than how many tons after the additional freight charges. There are also shipping companies that do not use their own ships, but buy space from other shipping companies to transport, and the restrictions on weight will be even stricter, because the sale and purchase of space between shipping companies are calculated according to the standard of 1 TEU = 14TONS or 16TONS, and those exceeding the weight will not be given on board

During the burst period, depending on the heat of the route, the shipping company's weight limit for each container type will be adjusted downwards accordingly.

When booking, ask your freight forwarder about the shipping company's weight limits at the latest when you ship. If there is no confirmation and the goods are heavy, there is a risk that some shipping companies will not have any room for communication after the overweight, and directly let the shipper tow the goods, out of the port, pull out the goods and then re-weigh, these costs will not be good control.

Route weight limit

Different routes, international shipping companies capacity is in accordance with the order of cargo loading and unloading ports and different types of goods export and heat to arrange, plus the destination port equipment operation load problems, different routes of shipping container weight limits are naturally different.

How is overweight handled?

shipping container weight limit

This is mainly divided into destination port overweight, shipping company overweight and port overweight.

①Overweight of shipping company

Discuss with the ship owner and pay the overweight fee, otherwise go as normal.

②Overweight in the port area with its own regulations

If you find the overweight when entering the port, you need to negotiate with the port area and pay the overweight fee plus labour handling fee or reload the box.

③Destination port overweight

Generally, if the excess weight at the port of destination is within a certain range, the penalty can be settled; if the excess weight is serious, the crane cannot be loaded along the way and can only be transferred and unloaded at a nearby port or returned the same way.

Finally, each country and each place has different loading methods. It depends on the volume of the cargo itself, the destination port and the shipping company if the weight is limited, when booking, you need to provide us with the prepared gross weight and dimensions, so that we can make a comprehensive judgment and determine the most suitable container type for you!

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