How much cargo weight can be safely and legally loaded in containers for highway transport in the US?
The maximum cargo weight that can be safely and legally loaded with a triaxle chassis is: 20' container - 44,000 lbs (19,958kg), 40' container - 44,500 lbs (20,185kg) - in most US areas.
How many standard pallets can fit in a container?
North America standard pallets-USA, Measurement: 48 X 40 inch
20'Container: 10 Pallets
40' Container: 20 Pallets
When Do I Need to File with AES?
When a merchandise exports from the United States to a foreign country is valued at $2,500 or more by Schedule B number, an AES filing is required for most of the merchandises. However, the origin of the goods, either domestic or foreign, is also considered.
Who does the AES Filing?
An AES filing is often submitted by the U.S. Principal Party in Interest (USPPI), which is typically the U.S. exporter. It can also be submitted by an authorized agent of the USPPI, such as a freight forwarder. Great Way can help you file AES.
What is VGM?
Verified gross mass (VGM) is the total weight of a shipping container. For Less than Container Load (LCL) shippers, VGM must include the weight of the cargo, including the mass of pallets, dunnage, and other securing materials such as wires and cables. For Full Container Load (FCL), VGM must include the weight of the container and all of its contents.
What is W/M?
The Weight or Measurement Rule (w/m rule), in respect of ocean freight and inland transportation (LTL), W/M is the acronym for Weight or Measurement commonly used in international and domestic cargo transportation industries. For ocean freight: per metric ton (1,000 kilograms) or per cubic meter (35.3 cubic feet) whichever is greater.
What documents and information are needed for export?
Packing List, Commercial Invoice, Export POA (for new customers)
Shipper & consignee's company name, address, contact person's full name, contact number, and email address.
What services can we provide for your export shipment?
Export customs clearance
Palletizing and Wrapping
The Shipping Process
For international freight: