? container weight for export

Discussion in 'Intermodal Trucking Forum' started by Steve from hutch, Nov 30, 2023.

  1. Steve from hutch

    Steve from hutch Medium Load Member

    I have a shop in Hutchinson, Ks and have several pieces of machinery shipping to South America. Container max weight is listed as 67K how would shipping to the port of Houston be impacted by a container at that weight? Is there a weight that is near that number but, much more practical from a cost/permit aspect?
     
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  3. wis bang

    wis bang Road Train Member

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    Multiple items, sending two boxes could be cheaper than one overly fat unit. Possibly one 40 and one 20 would be the thing to do.
     
  4. Steve from hutch

    Steve from hutch Medium Load Member

    I guess the question is really more of what gross weight should each box weigh for road shipping.

    A 6 axle truck/trailer from central Kansas to Houston could carry XXXXX
     
  5. wis bang

    wis bang Road Train Member

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    Gross 67,000# less the can puts your payload around the higher end of 50K; have you spoken with the freight forwarder or shipline or NVOCC about bringing in a box that is maxed out?

    Additional port charges and the cost of overweight shipping permits should make 2/3rds in a 40 and 1/3rd in a 20 with two linehauls at standard rates less expensive.
     
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