If you are shipping cargo that has a length that exceeds the 40′ length of a container, one of the options for international container shipping are 45′ containers.
|The 45′ Container one the bottom is 5′ longer than the 40′ containers above it.|
There are a few different types of containers. The important dimensions for 45′ containers are as follows:
45′ High Cube Inside Length 44′ 6” 13.55 m Inside Width 7′ 6” 2.33 m Inside Height 8′ 10” 2.38 m Door Width 7′ 6” 2.33 m Door Height 8′ 4” 2.28 m Capacity 3, 037 cubic feet 67.67 cubic meters Tare Weight 10, 449 lbs 3, 701 kgs Maximum Cargo 61, 200* lbs 26, 630* kgs
*Legal weight and weight maximum for steamship line may be lower than this number
There are a few other types of containers (e.g. refrigerated, Flat Rack, Open Top), but the above covers the dimensions of 45′ containers.
The size and weight of your cargo is important in the quotation process, and will change the best container to use. Be wary when a freight forwarder does not ask about weight and dimensions before giving you what appears to be a great quote. Once they have control of your cargo, they will continue adding fees as the shipment continues, since they did not advise you correctly from the start. K International Transport gives you an accurate quote so you can budget accurately.
Contact us today to receive international shipping rates, we can be reached by phone at 212-267-6400, email: firstname.lastname@example.org Skype:kinternationalny