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B/L No.
Booking No.
Cntr. No.
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Cntr. No.
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Please insert the selected container number as it appears B/L, a container number must have 4 A/N followed by 6 to 7 digits (for example ZCSU1234567).
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Road Weight Limitations

Road Limits for:

Brazil | El-Salvador | India | Japan | Korea | Romania | Russia | Taiwan | USA & Canada
 

Road Limits  for USA & Canada


PLEASE NOTE:

There are no exceptions to the following Weight Limits!

If containers are received weighing in excess of the limits described below, one of the following will be required at the expense of the customer's account:

  1. Stripping/Re-stuffing: Cargo will need to be stripped and re-stuffed into two containers. The additional costs incurred will include not only the stripping/re-stuffing costs, but the additional inland costs required to deliver the second container to the door.
  2. Container will be terminated at the port.
  3. Container will be terminated at the rail yard.
  4. Overweight 20 foot containers destined to the Container Yard (CY) will be terminated due to limited quantities of Tri-Axles. Tri-Axles are to be used for door moves only where weight limits do not exceed the guidelines provided.

Note: There are additional charges for tri-axles, permits, and all other specialized equipment required to move overweight containers.
Logistics Department
Norfolk, VA, May 1, 2006

 
 
CANADA 
Spring Thaw: March 15th – May 15th - Applicable Weight Limits
DV/HC/OT/FR
20’
48,000lbs
20’
45,000lbs
40’
55,000lbs
40’
43,000lbs
RF/RH
20’
44,000lbs
20’
41,000lbs
40’
53,000lbs
40’
38,000lbs
USA - Zone A 
 
Zone A includes the following states:  Arizona - Iowa - Nebraska - Oregon - Arkansas - Kansas - Nevada - Rhode Island - California - Kentucky - New Hampshire - South Dakota - Colorado - Maine - New Jersey - Texas - Connecticut - Massachusetts - New Mexico - Utah - District of Columbia - Michigan - New York - Vermont - Idaho - Minnesota - North Dakota - Washington - Illinois - Missouri - Ohio - Wisconsin - Indiana - Montana - Oklahoma - Wyoming - West Virginia
 
Zone A - Weight Limits
DV/HC/OT/FR
20’
Without Tri-Axle
37,000lbs
20’
With Tri-axle
44,000lbs
40’
44,000lbs
RF/RH
20’
Without Tri-Axle
34,000lbs
20’
With Tri-Axle
40,000lbs
40’
41,000lbs
 
Zone A - Weight Limits Exceptions
Missouri
DV/HC/OT/FR
40’
43,000lbs
Illinois
DV/HC/OT/FR
20’
Without Tri-Axle
34,000lbs
40’
43,000lbs
California
DV/HC/OT/FR
20’
Without Tri-Axle
36,500 lb.’s
20’
on Tri-Axle
44,000 lb.’s
40’
44,000 lb.’s
Reefers
20’
32,000 Lb.’s
40’
39,000 lb.’s
California – Illinois – Indiana – Wisconsin
RF/RH
20’
Without Tri-Axle
32,000lbs
20’
With Tri-Axle
38,000lbs
40’
39,000lbs
 
UNITED STATES Zone B
Zone B includes the following states: Alabama - Maryland - Tennessee - Delaware - Mississippi - Virginia - Florida - North Carolina - Georgia - Pennsylvania - Louisiana - South Carolina
Zone B Overweight Permits Available
DV/HC/OT/FR
20’
Without Tri-Axle
37,000lbs
20’
With Tri-Axle
44,000lbs - With Permit 46,000lbs
40’
44,000lbs – With Permit 51,000lbs
RF/RH
20’
Without Tri-Axle
34,000lbs
20’
With Tri-Axle
40,000lbs – With Permit 41,000lbs
40’
41,000lbs – With Permit 43,000lbs
 
Zone B Exceptions
South Carolina
DV/HC/OT/FR
20’
With Tri-Axle
43,000lbs – With Permit 45,000lbs
Tennessee
DV/HC/OT/FR
20’
With Tri-Axle
42,000lbs – With Permit 44,000lbs
West Virginia
Will permit for loads originating or terminating in their state only. Cannot drive through.
UNITED STATES - Additional Weight Considerations
 
  • As a general rule, gross weight (tractor/tare weight/cargo weight) for 40’ equipment should be less than  80,000lbs, with a cargo weight of 45,000lbs depending on tractor.
  • 40’ reefer cargo weight should be between 39,000 – 40,000lbs, cargo weight must be under 80,000lbs gross weight (tractor/tare weight/cargo weight).
  • 20’ laws in all states are governed by new bridge law weight which took effect in 1998. Distance between wheel base determines actual weight per axle and gross weight. As a general rule, cargo weight should not surpass 37,000lbs with a total gross weight (tractor/tare weight/cargo weight) of 68,000lbs.
  • It is possible to be considered overweight in one or all of the following ways:
    • Gross Weight – Maximum allowable weight for trucks on U.S. Interstate highways is 80,000lbs, including tractor weight, chassis and container weight, cargo weight. Non-interstate limits are typically lower and vary.
      1.  Axle Weight – Allowable gross weight on a single or set of axles is regulated by individual states. States typically allow 34,000lbs per tandem axle and 20,000lbs over single axle.
      2.  Over 50% of all U.S. citations issued are for axle weight violations, usually the result of uneven distribution of the load inside the container.
      3. Bridge Formula – This law sets maximum weights according to the distance between sets of axles.
 
Brazil
Up to 31 tons = Normal truck i.e. trucks provided with 06 axles.
Over 31 tons = Special truck i.e. trucks provided with 07 axles.
Above tonnages include the tare.
El-Salvador
The maximum road weight limitations for El Salvador is 21.5 Tons (including Tara) for both 20’DV and 40’DV. Any weight over this number will cause penalties and delays at the port by the Customs Authorities.
India
23 tons, including tare for both 20' and 40' alike
Japan
Road Weight Limitation in Japan:
Maximum permissible weight for containers (20' and 40') including tare weight and including reefer equipment is 30.480 Kilo tons with conditions:
A) Use Tri-Axle chasses for transport
B) Apply sanction for transportation route
Korea
18 tons/20'DV, 23.5 tons/40'DV exclude tare weight.--> local Import

For north port area (HBCT/DPCT/KPCT/General pier) : no limit--> T/S

Between HBCT/PNC : GW 23 tons/20', 27 tons/40' include tare weight --> T/S
 
Romania
By truck:
20 Tons for both 20' and 40'

By rail:
24 tons for 20' and 26 tons for 40'
 
Russia
20' Dry Van and 20' Open Top – Cargo weight cannot exceed 18 tons (not including tare)
40' Dry Van/ High Cube/Open Top – Cargo weight cannot exceed 18 tons (not including tare)
20' and 40'  Flat Rack  - Cargo weight cannot exceed 16.5 Tons (not including tare)
During the period between March 25th and April 25th there is a special restriction:
20' Dry Van and Open Top – cargo weight cannot exceed 9 Tons (not including tare)
40' Dry Van and Open Top – cargo weight cannot exceed 7 Tons (not including tare).
 
 
Taiwan
20' Dry Van/ Flat Rack / Open Top / Reefer  - weight cannot exceed 23 Tons including tare
40'  Dry Van / Flat Rack / Open Top / High Cube / Reefer / Reefer High Cube and 45'HF – weight cannot exceed 30 Tons including tare

 

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