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  • Address: 11 Augustus Tce, Parnell, Auckland 1052, NZ
  • Postal: P.O.Box 91614, Auckland, NZ

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  • Shipping Forms
  • Volumetric Weight

    Air Freight

    Length (m) x Height (m) x Width (m) x 167 = Volumetric Weight in KGS

    Sea Freight

    Length (m) x Height (m) x Width (m) = cubic metres. Seafreight has a 1:1 ratio ie 1000kgs = 1cbm (except for US destination beyond Los Angeles).

    Courier

    Length (m) x Height (m) x Width (m) x 200 = Volumetric Weight in KGS

    Road Freight

    Length (m) x Height (m) x Width (m) = cubic metres, 1:3 ratio ie 1000kgs = 3cbm

  • Seafreight Container Guide

    SEAFREIGHT CONTAINER DIMENSIONS (metres)

    Container Size
    Door Width
    Door Height
    Roof Opening
    Inner Length
    Inner Width
    Inner Height
    20' Box
    2.28 - 2.32
    2.27 - 2.29
    -
    5.88 - 5.90
    2.33 - 2.35
    2.36 - 2.39
    Usage: General goods
    40' Box
    2.28 - 2.33
    2.27 - 2.29
    -
    11.96 - 12.00
    2.33 - 2.35
    2.36 - 2.39
    Usage: General goods
    40' High Cube
    2.28 - 2.34
    2.58 - 2.59
    -
    12.00 - 12.02
    2.33 - 2.35
    2.67 - 2.69
    Usage: Long and heavy goods
    20' Reefer
    2.26 - 2.28
    2.2 - 2.22
    -
    5.42 - 5.48
    2.26 - 2.29
    2.21 - 2.23
    Usage: Goods requiring a constant temperature above/below freezing point; controlled fresh air supply.
    40' Reefer
    2.26 - 2.28
    2.17 - 2.20
    -
    11.56 - 11.57
    2.26 - 2.29
    2.20 - 2.20
    Usage: Goods requiring a constant temperature above/below freezing point; controlled fresh air supply.
    40' Reefer Cube
    2.26 - 2.29
    2.40 - 2.43
    -
    11.56 - 11.60
    2.26 - 2.29
    2.48 - 2.51
    Usage: Goods requiring a constant temperature above/below freezing point; controlled fresh air supply.
    20' Open Top
    2.28 - 2.33
    2.27
    2.21 x 5.43
    5.88 - 5.90
    2.33 - 2.34
    2.35
    Usage: Over height goods, loading from above/side possible
    40' Open Top
    2.28 - 2.33
    2.27
    2.21 x 11.57
    11.96 - 12.02
    2.33 - 2.34
    2.35 - 2.37
    Usage: Over height goods, loading from above/side possible
    20' Hard Top
    2.34
    2.28
    -
    5.89
    2.34
    2.38
    Usage: Heavy and high goods
    40' Hard Top
    2.34
    2.29
    -
    12.02
    2.34
    2.39
    Usage: Heavy and high goods
    20' Flat
    -
    -
    -
    5.7
    2.26
    2.24
    Usage: Heavy and extra wide goods
    40' Flat
    -
    -
    -
    11.8
    2.22
    1.98
    Usage: Heavy and extra wide goods
    20'/40' Platform
    -
    -
    -
    60.06 / 12.19
    2.44
    -
    Usage: Heavy and extra wide goods
    20' Ventilated
    2.34
    2.29
    -
    5.99
    2.32
    2.39
    Usage: For goods requiring ventilation
    20'/40' Insulated
    2.29
    2.07
    -
    5.72 / 11.84
    2.29 / 2.29
    2.01 / 2.12
    Usage: Goods requiring a constant temperature above / below freezing point; controller fresh air supply.
    20' Bulk
    2.34
    2.29
    -
    5.93
    2.36
    2.34
    Usage: For dry bulk goods
  • Airfreight Container Guide

    AIRFREIGHT CONTAINER DIMENSIONS

    Container
    Outer Dimensions
    Inner Dimensions
    Empty Weight
    Maximum Load
    Pallet with side extensions. Code: PLW/PLA
    318 x 153 cm
    304 x 139 cm
    (additional 48cm/350kg each extension)
    154 kg
    3,175 kg
    Usage: A310-300, A300-600, A340-200, A340-300, B747-200, B747-400, B747-200SF, B747-200F, MD 11F
    Pallet with side extensions. Code PKC
    156 x 153 cm
    150 x 146 cm
    85 kg
    1,134 kg
    Usage: A320, A321, A310-300, A300-600, A340-200, A340-300, B747-200, B747-400, B747-200SF, B747-200F, MD 11F
    Standard pallet. Code: P1P, PAG, PAJ
    318 x 224 cm
    304 x 210 cm
    115 kg
    6,804 kg
    Usage: A310-300, A300-600, A340-200, A340-300, B747-200, B747-400, B747-200SF, B747-200F, MD 11F
    Pallet with side extensions. Code: PAW
    318 x 224 cm
    304 x 210 cm
    (additional 48cm/600kg each extension)
    167 kg
    6,804 kg
    Usage: A310-300, A300-600, A340-200, A340-300, B747-200, B747-400, B747-200SF, B747-200F, MD 11F
    Heavy Duty Pallet. Code: PAS
    318 x 224 cm
    304 x 210 cm
    265 kg
    6,804 kg / 9,072 kg
    (on special MD positions)
    Usage: A310-300, A300-600, A340-200, A340-300, B747-200, B747-400, B747-200SF, B747-200F, MD 11F
    10ft Pallet. Code: PQP, PMC
    318 x 244 cm
    304 x 230 cm
    115 kg
    6,804 kg
    Usage: A310-300, A300-600, A340-200, A340-300, B747-200, B747-400, B747-200SF, B747-200F, MD 11F
    Pallet with side extensions. Code: PMW
    318 x 244 cm
    304 x 230 cm
    (additional 48cm/600kg each extension)
    167 kg
    6,804 kg
    Usage: A310-300, A300-600, A340-200, A340-300, B747-200, B747-400, B747-200SF, B747-200F, MD 11F
  • Freight Terminology
    AWB:
    Air Waybill
    BAF:
    Bunker adjustment factor = surcharge/discount on the ocean freight rate to offset oil price – either fixed sum per TEU or in percent
    Barge:
    Standardised large floating container
    B/L:
    Bill of Lading
    Bond:
    Above all in the USA region – single entry bonds and continuous bonds are a form of security or guarantee that customs duty is paid in the USA
    Break Bulk:
    Non containerised shipping of goods; goods are loaded on conventional ships or Ro/Ro ships
    CAD:
    Cash against delivery = clause stipulating that the agreed payment is to be made after certain documents (generally bill of lading) are handed over
    CAF:
    Currency adjustment factor used to calculate a surcharge or discount on the ocean freight rate
    Cargo Aircraft Only (CAO):
    Indicates hazardous goods that may only be loaded on cargo planes
    CFS:
    Container freight station = container loading and unloading point for LCL shipments
    C.O.D:
    Cash on Delivery
    Compulsory Payment:
    In certain regions, the maritime shipper or air freight carrier only agrees to transport the goods following payment at the port of departure
    Congestion Surcharge:
    Surcharge on ocean freight rate for mooring fees in the port if it is “congested”; generally fixed amount per TEU or W/M
    CSC:
    Container Service Charge (also see THC)
    CY:
    Container Yard = delivery or reception point for full on FCL containers or empty containers
    Demurrage:
    Mooring fee if agreed loading or unloading time is exceeded
    Detention:
    Charge for the late return of containers
    DGR:
    Dangerous goods regulations = govern the air transport of dangerous goods
    ETA:
    Estimated time of arrval
    ETD/ETD:
    Estimates time of sailing / Estimated time of departure
    FCL/FCL:
    Full container load = container from the sender to the recipient
    FCL/LCL:
    One sender but more than one recipient per container; the container is unloaded at the CFS in the destination port / place of departure
    Feeder Service:
    Feeder service between secondary ports or smaller ports and main ports
    Freight Prepaid:
    Sender or supplier pays for the freight transport in advance
    Freight Collect:
    Sender or supplier pays for freight transport when he receives the goods
    Fuel Surcharge:
    Fuel surcharge levied buy the airline/carrier per kg
    Full Set:
    Full set of original B/L, generally 3/3
    G/A:
    General average = accident of a ship at sea
    Gross Weight:
    Weight of goods including packaging
    HAWB:
    House Air Waybill for the individual consignment on a colsilidated shipment
    IATA:
    International Air Transport Association
    I.C.C:
    Institute Cargo Clauses = general insurance terms for good transport
    IFP:
    See BAF
    IMDG:
    International code issues by the IMO governing the maritime shipping of dangerous goods; generally in conformance with the German GGVS regulations
    IMO:
    International Maritime Organisation = an advisory international maritime shipping organisation whose mission is to improve shipping safety
    In Bound:
    Duty-unpaid goods under customs bond
    L/C:
    Letter of credit
    LCL/FCL:
    More than one sender but one recipient per container - the container is loaded at the CFS in the country or port of departure and shipped right through to the recipient
    LCL/LCL:
    Less than container load = general cargo consignments shipped by (consolidated) container transport from CFS to CFS
    Lower Deck:
    Loading on the lower deck (passenger + freight aircraft)
    Main Deck:
    Loading on the main deck (generally freight aircraft)
    MAWB:
    Master air waybill = waybill fro the individual consolidated shipment or direct consignment
    M/M:
    Minimum Freight
    NVOCC:
    Non vessel operating common carrier = transport company / carrier who undertakes to transport goods by sea without owning his own ships; frequency found in the LCL/LCL segment; NVOCC bills of lading are fully bankable
    Payload:
    Weight of goods loaded in to a container
    PAX:
    Indicates hazardous goods that may also be loaded on to passenger planes
    Sea way-bill/Express B/L:
    Sea waybill for which no originals are created; not negotiable like the B/L - allows rapid and problem free delivery of goods in the destination port; cannot be used in all regions; is not used in the case of letter of credit
    Security Surcharge:
    Security surchage levied by the airline per kg
    SMA:
    Security manifest amendment fee
    SMD:
    Security manifest documentation fee
    Stripping:
    Unloading of (consolidated) containers
    Stuffing:
    Loading of a container
    TEU:
    Twenty Foot Equivalent unit, 20' ISO Unit
    TACT:
    The Air Cargo Tariff
    THC:
    Terminal Handling Charges
    Three Letter Code:
    Every airport has one comprising of three letters e.g.: CHC = Christchurch, AKL = Auckland
    ULD:
    Unit Load Device (e.g. container, pallet etc)
    VAT:
    Value Added Tax
    Volume:
    Dimensional weight in the airfreight sector based on a ration of 6:1; calculation L cm x W cm x H cm / 6000 = dimensional weight to be compared to the actual weight of the shipment. The higher wiehgt is used as a basis for calculating freight fees.
  • Incoterms® 2010

    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has introduced new Incoterms® 2010 rules that can be applied for new contracts to explain the responsibilities of buyers and sellers when trading goods internationally. More information about Incoterms® can be found here.

  • ICS Credit Application Form
  • ICS Terms & Conditions

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