04.12.2022 @ 10:14 www.delta-transport.eu | www.deltagroup.bg Useful Information Container stuffing  

Container stuffing

To avoid problems such as cargo overflow or wastage of space, the shipper has to plan stuffing before loading of cargo into the container.

Generally speaking, a 20' container can hold as much as 28-30 cbm, while a 40' can hold about 56 - 60 cbm. The actual loading internal capacity of a container depends not only on the dimensions of the carton boxes but also on many other factors such as the packaging material and the competence and experience of the stuffing personnel.

Besides the cargo measurement, the stuffing plan should also take the weight into consideration. It is important to note that in many countries the permissible weight limits for road and rail transportation are lower than the maximum payload a container can afford.

Using of pallets is widely applied in some countries to increase cargo handling efficiency. It is important to consider that: 

There are two major types of pallets, EUROPALLET (800mm x 1 200mm) and STANDARD PALLET (1 000mm x 1 200mm). A 20' container can hold eleven Europallets in one tier or nine to ten Standard pallets in one tier, while a 40' container can hold 23-24 Europallets in one tier or 20-21 Standard pallets in one tier.

20' Container 40' Container
9-10 standart pallets 1000x1200   20 to 21 standart pallets 1000x1200
11 Europallets 800x1200
  23 to 24 Europallets 800x1200



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