As mentioned previously, the logistics operation of overseas containers is maturing on the West Coast of Canada. There are certain rules to be obliged, but is overweight charging as a penalty? Not necessary. It may actually be a benefit to the company.
According to CP Rail, the maximum weight allowed for a 40 feet container is 56,000 lbs. for the provinces including British Columbia, and that is significantly less than the maximum cargo weight allowed in the US. If the container cannot be filled to the top, then that air space is considered a waste of space. That space represents the wasted cost of the company. Truth to be told, commercial ship fleets would charge little or even none in pricing difference as long as the dimension of the containers remains at the same.
The idea is to fill up the container to maximum capacity regardless of the extra charge that may impose by the shipping lines later. That way shipping cost is cutting down as one-time oceanic shipping fee is at a mind-boggling rate.
When the overweight charges apply, inevitably in some cases, it is wise to find a good logistics provider to help to balance it out. If a 3PL provider covers the port service, container drayage, and warehousing as one-line service, the overall logistics charge may be significantly lower.
18 Wheels Logistics can provide easy solutions to your oversea shipping into Vancouver ports as we are the specialist in trucking and warehousing. To help your company to capitalize on the whole operation experience, please give us a call.
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