The loading capacity of 40HQ Containers | Top Guidance

40HQ containers are one of the common means of transporting goods in international trade, which are characterized by their high space compared to general containers. However, for many people who first contact with cross-border logistics, the volume of high-cabinet containers may not be sufficiently understood.

So, how many cubic meters of high-cabinet containers in the end? This article will address this question from several aspects.

Understanding 40HQ Containers size

The standard high cube container dimensions are 20 feet long (609.6CM), 8 feet wide (243.84CM) and 8.5 feet high (259.08CM), which equates to a volume of about 33.2 cubic meters.
The 440HQ container (1219.2CM), on the other hand, has a volume of approximately 66.4 cubic meters. As a result, high-bay containers have more space for storing cargo than regular containers.


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Understanding 40HQ containers volume

The volume of a 40HQ containers can be utilized appropriately according to the characteristics and dimensions of the cargo. When loading cargo, you need to consider the shape, weight and stacking method of the cargo to ensure the maximum use of container space.

It should be noted that although the high-cabinet container volume is large, but should not be unlimited overloading of goods. According to international transport regulations, the maximum net weight of the high-cabinet container is 24 tons.

The volume of a high-bay container varies according to different sizes, with the standard 20-foot and 40-foot high-bay containers having a volume of about 33.2 cubic meters and 66.4 cubic meters respectively.

When using high bay containers, space should be reasonably utilized and transportation regulations should be observed to ensure the safety of the goods and the efficiency of transportation.

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Process of 40HQ containers FCL ocean freight export

  1. The seller signs the transportation contract with the freight forwarder or shipping company, submits the details of the goods, sea route, cost and so on.
  2. The seller sends the goods to the designated warehouse or factory for loading.
  3. The freight forwarder or shipping company is responsible for arranging the container, trailer and customs declaration and other formalities.
  4. Containers are loaded from the port of origin and start sea transportation.
  5. After arriving at the port of destination, the freight forwarder or shipping company is responsible for customs clearance, picking up the container, sending the whole container to the designated place (if the U.S. FBA warehouse).
  6. FBA warehouse signing acceptance, the seller to complete the payment of goods (the first cooperation will be paid at the port).


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Advantages of 40HQ containers FCL sea freight

  1. Cost advantage: the whole container sea transport to avoid the split and assembling link in the LCL transportation, reducing the cost of logistics such as dismantling the container, playing the trust.
  2. Advantage of time efficiency: FCL reduces the intermediate links, improves the transportation efficiency and shortens the operation time of goods in transit.
  3. Cargo safety: whole container transportation reduces the number of handling of goods in the transportation process and reduces the risk of bumping and damaging the goods.

40HQ Container FCL sea Freight Export Precautions

  1. Sellers need to ensure that the number, volume and weight of goods can fill one or more containers to make full use of container space and reduce costs. If there is excess cargo less than a full container, it is recommended to combine the container with other sellers to export, which can reduce the cost.
  2. Sellers need to know in advance the destination country’s import policy, tariff rates, customs clearance requirements and other information to ensure the smooth clearance of goods.
  3. Choose a strong and reputable freight forwarder or shipping company to ensure the quality of service and safety of goods during transportation.
  4. Sellers need to pay attention to the shipping market dynamics in the week of shipment, to understand the fluctuation of freight prices, changes in shipping schedules and other conditions, in order to adjust the transportation plan in a timely manner.

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