1.What Do Large Cabinets, Small Cabinets, And Double Backs Mean?

 

A large container generally refers to a 40-foot container, usually 40GP and 40HQ. The 45-foot container is generally considered to be a particular container.

A small container generally refers to a 20-foot container, usually 20GP.

Double back refers to two 20-foot cabinets. For example, a trailer pulls two 20-foot small containers simultaneously, and when hoisting in a port, two 20-foot containers are hoisted onto the ship at one time.

 

2. What Does Less Than Container Load Mean? What Does Full Container Load Mean?

 

Less than Container Load refers to goods with multiple owners in a container. Small batches of goods that do not fill an entire container are LCL operated following LCL-LCL.

Full Container Load refers to the goods of only one owner or manufacturer in a container. Larger batches that can be filled with one or more FCLs are FCLs operated following FCL-FCL.

 

3. What Are The Standard Specifications Of Containers?

 

  • 40-foot high cabinet (40HC): 40 feet long, 9 feet 6 inches tall; approximately 12.192 meters long, 2.9 meters high, and 2.44 meters wide. The available load is about 68CBM.
  • 40-foot general-purpose cabinet (40GP): 40 feet long, 8 feet 6 inches high; approximately 12.192 meters long, 2.6 meters high, and 2.44 meters wide. The available load is about 58CBM.
  • 20-foot available container (20GP): 20 feet long, 8 feet 6 inches high; approximately 6.096 meters long, 2.6 meters high, and 2.44 meters wide. The available load is about 28CBM.
  • 45-foot high cabinet (45HC): 45 feet long, 9 feet 6 inches tall; approximately 13.716 meters long, 2.9 meters high, and 2.44 meters wide. The available load is about 75CBM.

 

20’ soft open top container
20’ soft open top container

4. What Is The Difference Between a High Cabinet And a General Cabinet?

 

The tall cabinet is 1 foot taller than the ordinary cabinet (one foot equals 30.44cm). However, the length and width are the same, whether the high cabinet or the general cabinet.

 

5. What Is The Weight Of The Container? What About The Heavy Container?

 

The weight of the container: the importance of the container itself. The weight of 20GP is about 1.8 tons, and the weight of 40GP is about 3.4 tons.

Heavy container: Refers to the container loaded with cargo.

 

6. What Is An Empty Container?

 

An unloaded container is called an empty container.

 

7. What Is Carrying a Heavy Container? What About Dropping a Heavy Pack?

 

  • Carrying heavy containers: refers to taking heavy containers on-site to the manufacturer or logistics warehouse for unloading (generally referring to imports).
  • Dropping the heavy Container: The heavy Container is fallen back to the station after loading the goods in the manufacturer or logistics warehouse (generally pointed out).

 

8. What Does The Empty Container Mean? What Does The Open Container Mean?

 

  • Carrying empty containers: refers to having empty containers on-site to the manufacturer or logistics warehouse to load (usually point out the mouth).
  • Dropbox: refers to the drop Container (usually imported) after unloading the goods at the factory or logistics warehouse.

 

9. What Container Type Does DC Stand For?

 

DC refers to Dry Container. Therefore, containers such as 20GP, 40GP, and 40HQ are all dry containers.

 

10. What Container Type Does OT Stand For?

 

OT is the abbreviation of Open Top which refers to a container whose top structure can be opened. The top could be movable steel or tarpaulin material.

 

 

20' Hard Open Top Container detail
20′ Hard Open Top Container

11. What Does The Half-Open Door Mean?

 

A container with a half-side opening door.

 

12. What Does The Bill Of Lading Number Mean?

 

It is usually the number given to you by the freight forwarder, which may be the bill number of the owner’s bill (MBL) or the bill number of the freight forwarding bill (HBL). Generally, you can pick up and unload the Container according to the ship name/voyage number and the statement of lading number—empty or heavy container.

 

13. What Is The Container Number/Cabinet Number?

 

Refers to the container number. This number is unique in the world and consists of four letters and seven numbers. The first three letters are the code of the container owner (shipping company or charter company), the fourth letter is U, and the next six. Thus, the number is the serial number, and the last number is the check code.

The driver usually asks for the Container number because the driver only knows the Container number when he picks up the Container. The Container number is used in customs declaration, document preparation, and warehouse receipt entry.

 

20' Half  Height Hard Open Top Container outlook
20′ Half  Height Hard Open Top Container

 

14. What Does The Lead Number Mean?

 

It refers to the number of the seal that locks the container door. The lead seal is generally provided by the shipping company and needs to be purchased with money.

 

15. What Do Export Goods Mean?

 

Carry empty containers to the factory or logistics warehouse to load the goods, and then declare for export.

 

16. What Are Imported Goods?

 

After import customs clearance, carry heavy boxes on-site to the manufacturer or designated place for unloading. 

 

17.What Is Empty Driving?

 

Refers to the empty container being pulled back to the station after the car arrives at the manufacturer or logistics warehouse and cannot be loaded for various reasons.

 

18. What Do You Mean By Unpacking?  

 

Refers to pulling containers from one station to another station at the station, or instead of taking the boxes from top to bottom, but removing the containers on the top and picking up the containers underneath. This situation is more likely to occur when specifying the Container number or customs inspection.

 

19. What Is a Container Yard?

 

Usually refers to the place where containers are stacked and managed on or near the dock. The driver’s back Container usually goes to the station. The transfer of containers between the depot and the driver shall be handled with the receipt of the depot.

 

20. What Is Generally On The Bill Of Lading?

 

The contents of the bill of lading generally include the statement of lading number, ship name, voyage, Container weight, cargo description, number of pieces, gross weight, volume, number of boxes, issuer, signature, etc.

 

21. What Matters Should Be Paid Attention To When Shipping Containers?

 

Explain to the vehicle owner whether to export or import, container type, container volume, cargo weight, location, station, negotiate, the time of arrival at the manufacturer, the particular requirements of the container, etc.

 

22. What Problems Should Be Paid Attention To When Writing a Car Dispatch Form?

 

Write as clearly as possible, because some drivers don’t know the English letters at all. Ship name, voyage, bill of lading number, station, arrival time, manufacturer’s address, contact number, container, and manufacturer’s unique requirements must be written.

In addition, the issues that should be paid attention to should be written on it. For example, some goods have stringent requirements for containers. You must explain to the driver clearly to not incur expenses and fail to explain clearly to the driver.

 

23. What Is The Equipment Handover Order?

 

When exporting the suitcase, you must first place the order and then get a multi-linked “Equipment Handover Form.” The driver will pick up the case, leave the station, inbound, and return the Container with this equipment handover form.

 

24. What Does Overload Mean? What About Being Overweight?

 

  • Overload: Generally, it means that the tonnage of cargo on the vehicle exceeds the weight limit of the car;
  • Overweight: Generally, it means that the tonnage of the loaded cargo exceeds the weight limit of the container.

 

25. What Do The Packing And Unpacking Mean?

 

Loading is loading empty containers on your back.

Unloading means carrying heavy boxes to the factory for unloading.

 

26. What Is The Weight Charge?

 

The “weighted toll” at high-speed toll gates refers to the collection of tolls based on the weight and tonnage of the vehicle.

 

27. What Is The Loss Of The Container Fee?

 

Refers to the expenses incurred when the imported container is found to be damaged after it is unloaded.

 

28. What Is The Washing Fee?

 

Refers to the container washing fee when the container is found to be dirty.

 

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