At KICOTRANS, we take the transportation of your cargo personally and we offer
customers a vast and modern fleet of containers. From straightforward dry boxes
to garmentainers to state-of-the-art controlled atmosphere reefers, KICOTRANS
has the size and type of box to suit your needs. Our local offices are happy to
advise you on which is the best container for your cargo.
Container Stuffing Plan
Correct container stuffing allows you to pack more in a container and transport
your cargo more safely. KICOTRANS can advise you on suitable procedures to
ensure you choose the most effective stuffing method
To avoid problems such as cargo overflow or wastage of space, it is essential
for shippers to have a stuffing plan before cargo is loaded into the
speaking, a 20' container can hold as much as 28-30 cbm or 980-1,060 cu.ft.,
while a 40' can hold about 56-60 cbm or 1,980-2,110 cu.ft. 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's 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.
Use of Pallets
Palletization is widely applied in some countries to increase cargo handling
efficiency. When pallets are used, it is important to observe that :
There are two major types of pallets, "Europallet" and standard pallets. The
size of the "Europallets" is 800mm x 1,200mm per piece while the size of
standard pallets is 1,000mm x 1,200mm per piece. 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.
Wooden pallets must be strong enough to allow storage of three tiers when
Carton boxes must not overhang the edges of the pallets. On the other hand,
boxes which utilize less than 90% of the pallet surface and do not align with
the pallet edge can shift in transit.
In many cases, pallets are replaced by slipsheets to save space. some shippers
use neither pallets or slipsheets in order to stuff more cargo into the
KICOTRANS will keep improving the overall quality of our services to best meet
our customer's requirements.