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We put this page together to help our customers with answers and guides to some of our frequently asked questions.

We have an in-depth guide of our container specifications, a list of incoterms for those that you may be unsure of, conversion tables for ease of measurements and a list of dangerous goods classifications.

 

If you cannot see the information you are looking for on this page, our friendly team here at Transit+ Forwarding Ltd are extremely experienced within the shipping industry and will be able to answer any questions or queries you may have.

 

Contact one of the team today!

Useful Information Regarding Your Shipment

Incoterms

 

DDP     Delivered Duty Paid           Delivery and duty paid to designated address

DDU     Delivered Duty Unpaid       Delivery paid to designated address, buyer to pay duty

CFR     Cost and freight                  Cost of goods and freight without any insurance.  Duty unpaid.

CIF       Cost Insurance & freight    Cost of goods plus insurance and freight.  Duty unpaid.

FOB     Free on Board                    All costs up to delivery over ships rail on board ship. (Inc customs)

EXW    Ex-Works                            Goods made available at the suppliers premises. Buyer arranges own freight

Container Specifications

Dangerous Goods Classifications

 

CLASS 1- Explosives

CLASS 2- Gases compressed, liquefied or dissolved under pressure, subdivided into three categories

CLASS 3- Flammable liquids, subdivided into three categories

CLASS 4- Flammable solids, subdivided into three categories

CLASS 5- Oxidising substances, subdivided into two categories

CLASS 6- Toxic substances, subdivided into two categories

CLASS 7- Radioactive material

CLASS 8- Corrosive substances

CLASS 9- Miscellaneous dangerous goods

Conversion Tables

                                20’ Standard         40’ Standard        40’ High cube       20’ Open top        40’ Open top

Internal Length            5.89 M                   12.02 M                 12.02 M                   5.89 M                    12.02 M

Internal Width             2.35 M                   2.35 M                   2.35 M                     2.33 M                    2.33 M

Internal Height            2.38M                    2.38 M                   2.69 M                     2.38 M                    2.38 M

Width at door              2.34 M                   2.34 M                   2.34 M  

Width of roof opening                                                                                             2.24 M door            2.24 M door

Width of roof opening                                                                                            1.86 M gusset        1.86 M gusset

Height at door               2.28 M                 2.28 M                    2.58 M                     2.23 M                     2.23 M

Tare weight                   2250 kgs              3780 kgs                4020 kgs                  2440 kgs                 4430 kgs

Maximum payload       21750 kgs             26700 kgs              26460 kgs               21800 kgs                31570 kgs

With Triaxle                  26000 kgs             26000 kgs  

Maximum capacity      33 Cbm                  67 Cbm                 75 Cbm                    32 Cbm                   66 Cbm

Sizes vary slightly depending on which shipping line the containers are booked with.

Volume dry

1 cubic in = 16.4 cubic cm                                       1 cubic cm = 0.06 cubic in

1 cubic ft = 0.028 cubic m                                        1 cubic m  = 35.3 cubic ft

1 cubic yd = 0.765 cubic m                                      1 cubic m =  1.31 cubic yd

Length

Imperial to Metric

1 inch = 2.54 cm  

1 foot = 30.48 cm

1 yard = 91.44 cm

1 mile = 1.6

Metric to Imperial

1cm = 0.394 in  

1m = 3.28 ft

1m = 1.09 yd

1 km1 km = 0.621 mile

 

Weight

Imperial to Metric

1 oz = 28.35g  

1lb = 454 g

1 ton = 1.02 tonne

Metric to Imperial

1g  = 0.0353 oz

1kg = 2.20 lb

1 tonne = 0.984 ton

Helping to Expand In The World Market,

 

Transit+ Forwarding Ltd

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