Welcome to TransRail Logistics' guide on Cargo and Container Guidelines. Ensuring that cargo is transported safely and efficiently is our top priority.
One of the first steps to achieving this is choosing the right container. Depending on your cargo type, you might opt for a Flat Rack for bulky items, an Open Top for items loaded by crane, or even a Refrigerated unit for perishable goods.
Now, let's talk about weight and dimensions. Each container type has specific limits to ensure safe transport. For instance, a standard 20-foot container can carry up to 24,000 kg, while a 40-foot high cube can carry up to 30,480 kg. Familiarizing yourself with these limits helps prevent overloading and potential damages.
But it's not just about choosing the right container and watching the weight. Ensuring cargo safety during transit is equally vital. Some key recommendations include using adequate padding for fragile items, securing cargo with straps, and clearly marking containers with 'Do Not Stack' labels when necessary. A well-loaded container distributes weight evenly, minimizes movement during transit, and significantly reduces the risk of damage. It's always a good practice to ensure that your cargo is snug and secure.
At TransRail Logistics, we're always here to help and ensure that your cargo reaches its destination safely. Thank you for partnering with us and taking the time to understand our cargo and container guidelines.