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Abora General Shipping Information

 

Add the weights given below to the product weights given on our price lists for a total gross weight of product. You can use the dimensions given for Federal Express shipments of single pails.

Pallets

Item    

Dimensions (L x W x H)

 
Empty weights
  (Inches)          (Centimeters) (Pounds) (Kilograms)
Wooden Pallet (solid oak) 45 x 50 x 5 114 x 127 x 12 55 to 75           

25 to 34

Wooden Pallet 45 x 48 x 5 114 x 122 x 12 38 to 54

17 to 24

Wooden Pallet (standard) 40 x 48 x 5 102 x 122 x 12 32 to 45

15 to 21

Plastic Pallet 40 x 48 x 5 102 x 122 x 12 20 to 30

9 to 13

Note: pallet length and width dimensions can vary by ± 2 inches, ± 5 cm.  Pallet height can vary by ± 1 inch, 2.5 cm.

 

Liquid Products

Item    

Dimensions (L x W x H)

 
Empty weights
  (Inches)          (Centimeters) (Pounds) (Kilograms)
250-gallon tote 40 x 48 x 42 102 x 122 x 107 90 to 100  

41 to 45

Note: container is mounted on a pallet. The empty weight includes the weight of the pallet.

55-allon plastic drum   24 dia. x 34 61 dia. x 86   24 to 30

11 to 14

55-gallon steel drum 24 dia. x 34 61 dia. x 86 32 to 36

15 to 16

5-gallon plastic pail 12.5 dia. x 19 32 dia. x 48 3.3

1.48

5-gallon steel pail 11 dia. x 14 28 dia. x 35 4.6

2.1

0
Box for steel pail   12.5 x 12.5 x 15 32 x 32 x 38   2.2 1.0
0
4x1 gallon case   12.6 x 12.6 x 12.6 32 x 32 x 32   2.5 1.15

 

Pallet Quantity Shipping Volumes

Palletized Liquid Products

Item  
Dimensions (L x W x H)
 
Volumes
250-gallon tote (Inches)    (Centimeters) (Cubic Feet) (Cubic Meters)
250-gallon tote 40 x 48 x 42 102 x 122 x 107 46.67

1.32

0
55-gallon drums x 4   45 x 50 x 39 114 x 127 x 99   50.78

1.44

55-gallon drums x 3 40 x 48 x 39 102 x 122 x 99 43.33

1.23

0
5-gallon plastic pail x 9   40 x 48 x 24 102 x 122 x 61   26.67 0.76
5-gallon plastic pail x 12 40 x 50 x 24 102 x 127 x 61 27.78 0.79
5-gallon plastic pail x 18 40 x 48 x 43 102 x 122 x 110 47.78

1.35

-gallon plastic pail x 24 40 x 50 x 43 102 x 127 x 110 49.77 1.41
0
5-gallon steel pail x 12   40 x 48 x 19 102 x 122 x 49   21.11 0.6
5-gallon steel pail x 24 40 x 48 x 33 102 x 122 x 84 36.67

1.04

5-gallon steel pail x 36 40 x 48 x 47 102 x 122 x 120 52.22 1.48
0
Boxed steel pail x 9   40 x 48 x 20 102 x 122 x 51   22.22 0.63
Boxed steel pail x 12 40 x 50 x 20 102 x 127 x 51 23.15  0.66
Boxed steel pail x 18 40 x 48 x 35 102 x 122 x 89 38.89 1.1
Boxed steel pail x 24 40 x 50 x 35 102 x 127 x 89 40.51 1.15
Boxed steel pail x 27 40 x 48 x 50 102 x 122 x 127 55.56 1.57
Boxed steel pail x 36 40 x 50 x 50 102 x 127 x 127 57.87 1.64
0
4x1 gallon case x 9   40 x 48 x 17 102 x 122 x 44   18.89 0.53
4x1 gallon case x 12 40 x 51 x 17 102 x 130 x 44 20.07 0.57
4x1 gallon case x 18 40 x 48 x 30 102 x 122 x 76 33.33 0.94
4x1 gallon case x 24 40 x 51 x 30 102 x 130 x 76 35.42

1.0

4x1 gallon case x 27 40 x 48 x 42 102 x 122 x 107 46.67  1.32
4x1 gallon case x 36 40 x 51 x 42 102 x 130 x 107 49.58

1.4

 

Ocean Shipping Container Capacities

 
Item  
Dimensions (L x W x H)
 
Maximum Weight
  (Inches)    (Centimeters) (Pounds) (Kilogram)
20-foot container 234 x 92 x 96 595 x 234  x 244 35,000

15,890

40-foot container 474 x 92 x 96 1204 x 234 x 244 45,000 20,430

The maximum allowable weight of the 40-foot container is not necessarily double that of the smaller 20-foot container, due to ground transportation regulations, which limit the weight that a truck is, permitted to carry on US highways.

Here is how to calculate what will fit in a shipping container:

1. Choose which size-shipping container: 20-foot or 40-foot container.

2. Choose the product.

3. Calculate how many pieces of product will fit on a standard pallet.

4. Calculate the gross weight of one product piece: net weight of product + empty weight of its container or package.

5. Calculate gross weight of one piece x number of pieces that will fit on the pallet.

6. Add the weight of the empty pallet to the previous total, to obtain the gross pallet weight.

7. Divide the capacity of the shipping container by the gross pallet weight, to determine the maximum number of pallets that can be put in the container.
    For space limitations, no more than 16 pallets can be put in a 20-foot container, no more than 36 pallets in a 40-foot container.  On 40-foot containers,
    total weight is usually the limiting factor, which results in fewer than 36 pallets capacity.

8. For the total shipping weight, multiply the gross pallet weight by the number of pallets to be put in the shipping container.

 

Bacterial products

a.) Liquid 250-gallon tote are considered as one pallet.  Eight pallets will fit on a 20-foot container floor.  A second layer of 8 pallets of liquid product would exceed the weight capacity of the container.  A second layer of 8 pallets of dry products is possible, provided that the total weight is under the limit specified for the shipping container. 

20-foot container: 14 to 16 tote, depending on product density.
40-foot container: 15 to 20 tote, depending on product density.

b.) Dry 500-pound tote are considered as one pallet. Eight pallets will fit on a 20-foot container floor.  A second layer of 8 pallets of liquid product may be stacked on top of the first.

20-foot container: 16 tote.
40-foot container: 36 tote.

c.) Liquid 55-gallon drums should only be stacked one layer high, per pallet.  For these, the larger 45 x 50 x 5 solid oak pallet is usually used, for holding 4 drums; the standard pallet may be used for 3 drums or less.  One to four drums per pallet.  Eight pallets will fit on a 20-foot container floor.  A second layer of 8 pallets of liquid product may be stacked on top of the first, provided that the total weight capacity is not exceeded.  This may require that the second layer have 3 drums per pallet, on some of the pallets, depending on product density.

20-foot container: 48 to 64 drums, depending on product density.
40-foot container: 64 to 88 drums, depending on product density.

d.) Dry 50-pound fiber drums should be stacked no more than two layers high.  One layer (3 x 3 drums) = 9 drums; two layers = 18 drums.  If packed 3 x 4 drums per layer, there would be 2.5 inches overhang, on a standard pallet.  This would have to be considered, when calculating shipping volume, were the pallets to be shipped individually.  With the overhang, there would be 12 drums for one layer, 24 drums for two layers.  In either case, 8 pallets will fit on a 20-foot container floor.  A second layer of 8 pallets may be stacked on top of these.

20-foot container: 288 drums (2 layers x 9 per layer x 16 pallets)
                          384 drums (2 layers x 12 per layer x 16 pallets)

40-foot container: 648 drums (2 layers x 9 per layer x 36 pallets)
                          792 drums (2 layers x 12 per layer  x 33 pallets) limited
by weight

e.) Liquid 5-gallon pails should be stacked no more than two layers high, per pallet.  One layer (3 x 3 pails) = 9 drums; two layers = 18 pails.  If packed 3 x 4 pails per layer, there would be 2.5 inches overhang, on a standard pallet.  This would have to be considered, when calculating shipping volume, were the pallets to be shipped individually.  With the overhang, there would be 12 pails for one layer, 24 pails for two layers.  In either case, 8 pallets will fit on a 20-foot container floor.  A second layer of 8 pallets may be stacked on top of these.

20-foot container: 288 pails (2 layers x 9 per layer x 16 pallets)
                          384 pails (2 layers x 12 per layer x 16 pallets)

40-foot container: 648 pails (2 layers x 9 per layer x 36 pallets)
                          864 pails (2 layers x 12 per layer  x 36 pallets)

f.) Dry 25-pound pails should be stacked no more than two layers high, per pallet.  One layer (3 x 3 pails) = 9 drums; two layers = 18 pails.  If packed 3 x 4 pails per layer, there would be 2.5 inches overhang, on a standard pallet.  This would have to be considered, when calculating shipping volume, were the pallets to be shipped individually.  With the overhang, there would be 12 pails for one layer, 24 pails for two layers.  In either case, 8 pallets will fit on a 20-foot container floor.  A second layer of 8 pallets may be stacked on top of these.

20-foot container: 288 pails (2 layers x 9 per layer x 16 pallets)
                          384 pails (2 layers x 12 per layer x 16 pallets)

40-foot container: 648 pails (2 layers x 9 per layer x 36 pallets)
                          864 pails (2 layers x 12 per layer  x 36 pallets)

g.) 4x1-gallon cases may be stacked no more than three layers high.  One layer (3 x 3 cases) = 9 cases; two layers = 18 cases; three layers = 27 cases.  If packed 3 x 4 cases per layer, there would be 2.5 inches overhang, on a standard pallet.  This would have to be considered, when calculating shipping volume, were the pallets to be shipped individually. With the overhang, one layer = 12 cases; two layers = 24 cases; three layers = 36 cases.  Since the case cartons will not support the weight of an additional layer of pallets on top of them, these may be considered for a second pallet layer in shipment with another product as the first pallet layer of the container.

20-foot container: 216 cases (3 layers x 9 per layer x 8 pallets) limited by carton strength
                          288 cases (3 layers x 12 per layer x 8 pallets)limited by carton strength

40-foot container: 486 cases (3 layers x 9 per layer x 18 pallets)limited by carton strength
                          648 cases (3 layers x 12 per layer  x 18 pallets)limited by carton strength

 

Fuel Additive products

a.) 55-gallon steel drums should only be stacked one layer high, per pallet.  For these, the larger 45 x 50 x 5 solid oak pallet is usually used, for holding 4 drums; the standard pallet may be used for 3 drums or less.  One to four drums per pallet.  Eight pallets will fit on a 20-foot container floor.  A second layer of 8 pallets of liquid product may be stacked on top of the first, provided that the total weight capacity for the shipping container is not exceeded.  This may require that the second layer have 3 pieces per pallet, on some of the pallets, depending on product density.     

20-foot container: 60 to 64 drums, depending on product density.
40-foot container: 76 to 104 drums, depending on product density.

b.) 5-gallon steel pails should be stacked no more than three layers high, per pallet.  Stacked, without their cartons, twelve of them will fit on a pallet, without any overhang.  If they must be packed in cartons, there will be a 2.5-inch overhang, when 12-boxed pails are put on a standard pallet.     216 (3 layers of 9 pcs, per pallet) or 288 (3 layers of 12 pcs, per pallet) per 20-foot container.

20-foot container: 360 pails (3 layers x 9 per layer x 8 pallets, bottom layer only + 2 layers x 9 per layer x 8 pallets) total height restriction
                          480 pails (3 layers x 12 per layer x 8 pallets, bottom layer only  + 2 layers x 12 per layer x 8 pallets) total height restriction

40-foot container: 648 pails (2 layers x 9 per layer x 36 pallets)
                          864 pails (2 layers x 12 per layer  x 36 pallets)

 

Pallet Specifications

Pallet Designation

Pallet Configuration

Length

Width

Height

Weight

A

Pallet w/ 36 pails
(3 layers of 12 pails)

48”
121.9 cm

40”
99.1 cm

48”
121.9 cm

1750 lbs
795 kg

B

Pallet w/ 48 pails
(3 layers of 16 pails)

48”
121.9 cm

48”
121.9 cm

48”
121.9 cm

2310 lbs
1050 kg

C

Pallet w/ 48 pails
(4 layers of 12 pails)

48”
121.9 cm

40”
99.1 cm

62.5”
158.8 cm

2310 lbs
1050 kg

D

Pallet w/ 64 pails
(4 layers of 16 pails)

48”
121.9 cm

48”
121.9 cm

62.5”
158.8 cm

3060 lbs
1091 kg

 

Container Specifications

Container Size

Payload
lbs.

Door Width Opening (in.)

Door Height Opening (in.)

Inside Width (in.)

Inside Height (in.)

Useable Floor Length (in.)

No. 5-Gallon Pails Palletized

Weight of Product Palletized lbs.

20 ft.

48,721

90”

89”

92”

93”

233”

448

21,480

40 ft.

60,401

90”

89”

92”

93”

474”

944

45,330

 

20 Foot Container

No. of Pallets

Pallet Designation

No. of Pails

Weight (lbs.)

4

C

192

9,240

4

D

256

12,240

TOTAL

448

21,480

 

40 Foot Container

No. of Pallets

Pallet Designation

No. of Pails

Weight (lbs.)

4

B

192

9,240

9

C

432

20,790

5

D

320

15,300

TOTAL

944

45,330