Gross Weight, Nett Weight, Tare, Volumetric

40´ dry container

Specific dimensions and capacity of dry containers may vary depending on the container manufacturer, the age of the container and the container owner. The specifications listed below are, however, representative.

Tare weight  Payload capacity  Cubic capacity  Internal length 
 2,300 kg  25,000 kg  33.2 m3  5.9 m
 5,071.5 lbs  55,126.9 lbs 1,172 cu ft  19.4 ft 
       
 Internal width Internal height  Door opening width  Door opening height 
 2.35 m  2.39 m  2.34 m  2.28 m
 7.7 ft  7.9 ft 7.7 ft   7.5 ft
Tare weight  Payload capacity  Cubic capacity  Internal length 
 3,750 kg  27,600 kg  67.7 m3  12.03 m
 8,268.8 lbs  61,200 lbs 2,389 cu ft  39.5 ft 
       
 Internal width Internal height  Door opening width  Door opening height 
 2.35 m  2.39 m  2.34 m  2.28 m
 7.7 ft  7.9 ft 7.7 ft   7.5 ft

BoxTech weight measurements

The BoxTech Global Container Database accepts the following weight measurements in kilograms and pounds:

  • Tare weight;
  • Maximum payload;
  • Maximum gross mass;
  • Stacking weight;
  • Racking weight, and more.

To view the full list, download the file template from the sign-up page.

This page is a part of our container information series. For more details and links to other pages, please see the container information page.

Definition of Gross Weight of Containers(VGM)

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Companies must be careful when calculating these various weights and declaring them correctly on the bill of lading. First, some commodities are purchased by weight, so customers want to know only the weight of the goods they are purchasing. They do not want to pay for the packing material in which they are shipped.

Secondly, the shipping or trucking company must have an accurate record of the cargo’s weight they are transporting for you. They already know the weight capacity that their trucks or ships can safely carry, and they need to operate within safety standards.

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Definition of Gross Weight of Containers (VGM)

To ensure safety of the ship and the staff both on board and ashore, the cargo and the overall safety at sea, the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC), at its 94th session (November 17 – 21, 2014) adopted amendments to SOLAS-74 regulations, Chapter VI/5 (cf. resolution MSC.380 (94)) to specify mandatory control of the gross mass of containers before their stowage on board.
Since July 1, 2016, all containers with cargo laving any port in the world shall have the DECLARATION ON THE VERIFICATION OF GROSS MASS OF PACKED CONTAINER.
DECLARATION ON THE VERIFICATION OF GROSS MASS OF PACKED CONTAINER is provided to the ship master or his representative, and to the terminal representative responsible for making the container stowage layout.
SOLAS-74 regulations prescribe two methods for verification of the gross mass of the packed container.
Marine Cargo Bureau is recognized (RECOGNITION CERTIFICATE No. 16.00395.382.VGM) according to IMO Resolution MSC.380(94) for obtaining the verified gross mass of containers.
We have the advanced weighing equipment, thus we may use both methods to define the gross mass of container.
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Net and Gross Weights

Net weight is the base weight of a product by itself. It is probably the term most people are familiar with, as they encounter it daily on food packaging. The net weight of a can beans is only the weight of the beans themselves and does not include the weight of the can.

If 24 cans are boxed together, the cans and box are part of that new weight. There may be instances where the net weight and gross weight of cargo may be the same amount. For example, if you are shipping a load of car tires that are not packaged in any way, the two weights would be the same.

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Difference between various weights used in shipping

When referring to shipping on a large scale, it is important to distinguish between the net weight of the cargo, or items being shipped, and the separate weight of the shipping container or truck being used to haul the products.

As described, the full box of canned goods has a gross weight. If you place 500 of those boxes into a truck, they are now the cargo; the total weight of the cargo is referred to as the net weight of the shipment.

When calculating the gross weight of a shipping container or truck, shippers include the weight of the truck itself, or perhaps an ocean liner if you’re shipping internationally, plus the total gross weight of the cargo.

There are various weights used in shipping on a day to day basis.. Why are there so many weights and what do they mean..

I have explained some of the most common below:

Net Weight – (when referring to a cargo) is the total weight of just the raw cargo (say for example – Peppadews)

Gross Weight – (when referring to a cargo) is the total weight of the raw cargo (example – Peppadews) the weight of bottles or cans that it is packed in.. If the bottles and cans are further packed into cartons which are placed on a pallet, then the weight of the peppadews bottles cartons pallets = gross weight

Net Weight – (when referring to a container) is the total weight (gross as above) of the cargo after it has been packed into a container – but excluding the tare weight of the container

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Gross Weight – (when referring to a container) is the total weight of the cargo the tare weight of the container

Tare Weight – is the weight of the empty container (for general internal dimensions and tare weight refer to https://shippingandfreightresource.com/container-sizes-and-dimensions-all-types/

Payload – is the maximum cargo weight that a container can carry and excludes the tare weight of the container.. Containers have CSC plates that reflect the payload that the container is allowed to carry..

Deadweight (DWT) – refers to the weight that a ship can safely carry – this includes the weight of the cargo on board the ship, the crew, stores, fuel, water, ballast etc.. If the total weight exceeds the DWT certified by the ship builder, then the ship could be in danger of sinking or damage..

Gross Tonnage (GT) – refers to a ships overall internal volume including crew accommodation, machinery, navigation equipment etc ..

Net Tonnage (NT) – refers to a ships GT minus the the space used up by the crew accommodation, machinery, navigation equipment etc – basically the space that is available for the carriage of passengers and cargo..

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