Different loading units

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In transportation industry, a large number of different cargo quantity measuring units are used, and below the most common cargo measuring units in trucking and sea cargo are described.

  • ...used in road transport
  • ...used in sea transport
How much can be loaded on a truck?

Loading capacity is stipulated by different international requirements, such as dimensions and weights of vehicles allowed on roads. The most common max cargo measuring units are the following parameters: 24 000 kg 34 EUR pallets (1 200 x 800 mm) 85 m³ … 112 m³ (depending on the trailer type, either full or semitrailer) 13,6 ldm (loading metres). The below table demonstrates the interdependency of different cargo measuring units.