According to information from HAWA, the congestion between ports has made the cost of timber exporters quite high. Petrol prices increased, leading to an increase in transportation costs while the price of wood materials continued to increase without stopping. This affects the value chain of the wood industry, businesses face the increase of many costs. The article below will provide information to calculate the correct volume of goods on a trip to optimize costs.
👉 How many tons of goods can 20 feet container hold and how much volume?
Specifications of 20 feet container:
📍 Outside: – Width: 8 ft ~ 2,440, Height : 8 ft 6.0 in ~ 2,590 mm Length : 20 ft ~ 6,060 mm
📍 Inside: Width: 7ft 8.6 in ~ 2,352 mm, Height: 7 ft 10.3 in ~ 2,395 mm, Length: 19 ft 4.2 in ~ 5,898 mm
📍 Door Dimensions: Width: 92.1 in ~ 2,340 mm, Height: 89.7 in ~ 2,280 mm
When using a 20-foot container, you must distinguish: The capacity to hold goods according to the technical design or the cargo capacity specified by the shipping line.
Currently, shipping lines accept 20 feet containers with a maximum cargo weight of usually 25T, but shipping lines still allow you to carry more goods (maybe 26T or 27T) with the condition that you have to pay an additional amount. fee or force you to sign the LOI. Especially with a container size of 20 feet, you should memorize the internal dimensions (inner size) are 5,898 long, 2,352 wide and 2,395 high, with a volume of about 33m3.
👉 How many tons of goods can 40 feet container hold and how much volume?
Similar to a 20-foot container, when using a 40-foot container, you must also distinguish: The capacity of cargo according to the technical design or the cargo capacity specified by the shipping line. 40 feet container is a widely used container, usually the size of a 40′ container is twice the length of a 20 foot container.
📍 The 40 feet container volume is 67 CBM (m3) and the container weight is subject to the shipping line’s permission. A formula for calculating parcels in a container for your reference is as follows:
📍 Package volume (m3) = Length(m) x width(m) x height(m)
📍 For normal 40′ container: number of packages = 60/volume of bales (m3)
📍 For regular 40′ container: number of packages = 68/volume (m3)
In the wood industry, because the volume of goods transported each time is relatively large, the carrier will often choose a 40-foot container, but wood is a rather bulky item and it is very difficult to arrange for optimal space. Some examples with common types of wood on the market: Pine in a 40 feet container will transport about 40-48m3; European Oak will be transported from 23-28m3; American Oak will usually be shipped from 24-30m3,…
In short, you can calculate it yourself based on the formula and specifications of the containers as I have given above. In case of uncertainty, you should hire 3rd party support to optimize costs! I wish you success.