Air Cargo e-IFM and e-CCM Philippines

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Air Cargo eManifest Mandatory

Attention all Air Cargo Freight Forwarders.. If you are flying consolidated freight into Philippines, you are required to file two documents in advance:
Mandatory with effect from 11. May 2015. The rule comes into force vide Customs Memorandum Order 10-2015 issued by John Phillip P. Sevilla, Customs Commissioner

  1. e-IFM (electronic Inward Foreign Manifest)
  2. e-CCM (electronic Consolidation Cargo Manifest)

The rule has been brought into force by The Bureau of Customs and has been passed to take effect from the 11. May 2015 and any freight that arrives unmanifested will be subject to forfeiture under Section 2530 (F) of the Tariff and Customs Code of the Philippines

Content And Applicability

The e-IFM should contain the list of the House Air Waybills (HAWB) and Master Airway Bills  of the air cargo arriving on a flight. All the data of the air cargo covered by the Master Airway Bills (MAWB) will be contained in the e-CCM

Every MAWB covering air cargo consigned to airlines,  air cargo forwarders, air express operators and cargo deconsolidators is subject to the above mentioned rule and an e-CCM is to be filed without delay.

Deadlines

If the airport of departure is in Asia the deadline is the upon arrival of the aircraft at the airport.  For all the flights departing from abroad (non-Asian countries) the deadline is four hours before landing.

If the e-IFM has been filed on time the e-CCM may be filed one hour after the arrival of the flight. For e-IFMs that have been filed late,  the corresponding e-CCM may be submitted within 24 hours of the e-IFM registration, in order to avoid penalty.

Penalty For Late Submission

Any late submission of e-IFM will invite a mandatory penalty of 10,000PHP (approximately 211EUR or 224USD). As mentioned above, any air cargo arriving unmanifested will be subject to forfeiture under Tariff and Customs Code of the Philippines (applicable section 2530(G) )

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Air Cargo : Organisation Is The Key

Introduction

Fast, efficient and expensive are the three terms that qualify the phrase air cargo. The last word is the first one that comes to mind, but delays in a business can cause loss of revenue and loss of business. Meticulous organisation will save time, money, energy and efforts.

Timing : A Vital Factor In Air Cargo

Take into account manufacturing delay. How much time will be required to produce the ordered goods, or how long would you have to wait for getting the goods delivered by your vendor. Consider possible delays such as holidays.

 

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Packaging

Always remember the using wood in packaging (and that involves dunnage) will mean more points to be checked. The wood should be IPPC certified, the logo has to be visible on the outside.

Cartons should be strong enough to withstand handling procedures. Contents should be packaged in such a way as to avoid wobbling. Any movement of the content means there is s risk of damage..

Packages loaded atop pallets should be within the inner area of the pallet. Overhang (cartons occupying an area bigger than the carrier pallet) is a potential risk (damage due to freight adjustments). Overhang also causes increase in volume (freight occupies more room).

If pallets are used for carrying the package, the former should have a strip of wood on which the chocks (the “feet”) of the pallet rest. This will help to distribute the weight of the consignment equally (floor load tolerance limit)

If  you think that the consignment might suffer damage , when weight is loaded on top, attach a label NO TOP LOAD or NOT STACKABLE to on the top side of the package.

Identification

Air cargo warehouses and freight forwarders handle innumerable consignments in a day. Human beings are prone to error and measures to prevent mistakes being made is a pertinent point. Shipper and consignee details are to attached, as far as possible, to the same side of the freight.

Special handling labels  such as FRAGILE, DO NOT THROW, DO NOT DROP are to be attached to more than one side.

Documents

Dangerous goods : Double check the Shipper’s Declaration for typing errors! Similarly check the packages: UN Number, technical name, quantity etc.

Have you checked with your consignee on the documents he needs for clearing the consignment through customs?

Do you have all the required documents? Have you checked the number of copies (at least 3 copies each of invoices and packing lists)

Clear electronic copies of all your documents on hand?

Air cargo being a fast mode transport, the documents are to be transferred to the consignee/freight forwarder using email or FTP.

 

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Contact Details

Email addresses, telephone numbers (alternate telephone numbers), fax numbers, mobile numbers are to be collected and listed

Contact details to be mentioned on your SLI (Shipper’s Letter of Instructions).

Freight Forwarder

Freight forwarder to be advised preferable one day in advance

Time window  to be provided. Freight forwarders need  enough time to pick up the consignment (delays can occur due to various reasons)

Keep the information line open!  Communication is vital to air cargo.

Co-ordination

Inform the consignee of

the flight details

the pick up, when done

the documents handed over to the freight forwarder

Availability

Your freight forwarder may have questions that come up due to customs inspection. Be available to avoid any delay. Only you can answer the questions that are about the contents of the package.

Track and Trace

Almost all the air freight consignments can be tracked via the internet. Every major airline has a tracking possibility made available on their websites.  Ask your freight forwarder to inform you. A simple search in a search engine using the words ” <name of airline> cargo track and trace” will give you the link. Air cargo without a track and trace possibility is unthinkable in today’s freight forwarding world

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References to Air Cargo

 

Cargo aircraft – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Air Freight Export – Your First Consignment

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Your First Air Freight Export

You have just acquired an order and it is to be you first air freight export. You are not sure about the procedures to be followed. You wish to keep the business expanding and the customer satisfied. All you need to do is to go through a systematic preparation and implementation. Read more on the excellent blog Air Cargo – How It Works: Forwarding out.

First Things First: Information Needed For Air Freight Export

You have the contact details for correspondence: Names, email addresses, telephone and fax numbers, name of the department etc. Keep a note of the deadline for shipping. Look up the holidays in the country of the consignee. If consignments stay in the customs warehouse due to holidays demurrage charges will arise! Don’t let your first air freight export give you unpleasant surprises.

Incoterms

Use the incoterms in the correct way, so that the freight forwarder does not have to call you and check. Time is precious

EXW, named place

FCA, named place

DAP, named place. Additional information: excluding customs clearance (if you are not paying that)

Insurance

Do you wish to have insurance cover executed by the freight forwarder? If you do, you “must” inform the freight forwarder in writing.

Documentation

  • Commercial invoices showing the details of the items very clearly. Please include the HS Code (also called HTS code)  8 digits
  • Packing list. In some countries it is mandatory. It must include clear and detailed information about the items sold
  • Minimum of 3 copies of the commercial invoices, all of them preferably carrying your signature (as far as possible use blue ink)
  1. Is a certificate of origin required?
  2. If you in Europe and are shipping to Turkey, you need an ATR
  3. If you are shipping to India, you need a Country of Origin Certificate
  4. If you are shipping to China and there is no wood used in packaging you need to include a Non-Wood Packing Declaration
  5. In certain countries the term “pro forma” on the invoice will create difficulties for customs clearance.
  6. Some countries need  a Legalised Invoice
  7. If you are shipping to Brazil, the consignee’s tax registration number is needed in the address and is mandatory on the air way bill.

For points 1 to 6, write to your customer and get a list of documents needed. Always keep good digital copies read with you. Mail the documents in advance to the consignee.

If you are shipping dangerous goods, please let the MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) go with the consignment. Check the documents and the consignment before despatching the SLI (Shipper’s Letter of Instructions). If any mistake is found dangerous goods recheck fee can be high!

Packaging For Air Freight

For wooden packaging use only  treated wood! ISPM emblem must be visible!

Avoid overhang if using pallets. Consignment on pallets must occupy the space within the pallet.

No wobbly contents! Secure the content with dunnage.

The pieces must carry details of the shipper and the consignee

No slits or openings permitted in air freight! All slits to be sealed

If the contents may not be x-rayed, please mention this on the top surface. Additionally mention it in your SLI

Any special labels needed? FRAGILE, DO NOT THROW etc.

Freight Forwarder

If your consignee is paying for the freight, he will decide the freight forwarder

Your freight forwarder will need a time window for picking up the freight. Send them the SLI  as early as possible.

Freight forwarders prefer to receive the documents by email.

The Shipper’s Letter of Instruction is a binding contract between you and the freight forwarder

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References for air freight

Air cargo – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Air cargo is any property carried or to be carried in an aircraft. Air cargo comprises air freight, air express and airmail. Contents. [hide]. 1 Aircraft types; 2 History.

Air cargo tracking – track-trace

The air cargo tracking page lets you track air cargo for 177 airlines. A track-trace service.

Air Cargo Service | Air Freight Shipping & Air Cargo Transport | AA …

American Airlines offers air cargo service on virtually every flight we operate to destinations around the globe. Visit aa.com to learn more.

Floor Load Capacity Limit – Air Freight Packaging

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Introduction

Floor Load Capacity limit is usually a factor unknown to the shipper. However, it is useful to understand this concept, so that the packaging can be optimised. Air freight packaging must be strong enough to withstand fast operational procedures. Forklifts, pallet-jack handling, moving, sliding, vibrations etc are all factors that need to be taken into account. Waterproofing of the package is an additional measure that may be added to the checklist. However, one important point, which should not be forgotten is the floor load tolerance or floor load capacity limit.  This factor is of extreme importance when pallets with chocks are used in air freight packaging.

Why Is Floor Load Capacity Limit Important

Freight forwarding by air uses unit load devices (ULD), which are mostly made of light weight aluminium. Although the metal is known for its tensile strength, it is not fully resistant to damage. As per the air freight regulations certain amount or type of damage can disqualify a ULD from being used in transport.  Missing rivets, deep dents or ripped sides etc. can disqualify a ULD.

Air freight packaging referred to here includes the carrier pallet. This may be made of hard board, wood, plastic or any other permitted material.

Understanding Air Freight Basics

Floor load capacity limit is the maximum permissible load per square meter. The standard used by Lufthansa is  2000 Kg per square meter. An amount of weight higher than this amount is assumed to damage the ULD and hence endanger the safety of the aircraft. A damaged ULD gives rise to the risk of freight moving while in flight, which in turn can set off destabilising the other freight on board.

Since the maximum permissible load per square meter has been set, we need to  calculate the area of the footprint (the area occupied by the freight). In order to make the calculation understandable, the simplest example of a pallet with chocks is used below. The chocks (feet) of the pallet apply a concentrated weight on a very small area. Calculating the footprint is, to put in other words, finding the contact area.

The contact area in square meters is then multiplied with the maximum permissible load (2000 Kg). The result is the maximum weight of the freight.

The Calculation

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We shall consider a pallet with four chocks, with each chock measuring 8 cm (both length and width).

1 square meter = 100 cm x 100 cm = 10,000 square centimetre
Maximum permissible capacity for 1 sq. meter = 2000 Kg
One chock = 8 x 8 cm = 64 sq. cm
Total area of four chocks = 4 x (8 x 8) = 256 sq. cm
(Maximum permissible weight / 10,000 sq.  cm) x 256 sq. cm = ?
(2000 x 10,000) x 256 = 51.2

In this case the total weight of the package (pallet plus the piece of freight) on it  should not be  more than 51.2 kg. Any load on the top of the freight will mean crossing the load tolerance limit.

You, as a shipper, are not required to know the calculation. The article is to help you plan your air freight packaging with the freight forwarder and airlines in mind.

Air Freight Planning

  • Try to avoid pallets with chocks, especially conical chocks. The amount of weight per contact area of a conical chock is greater than that of a chock that is flat.
  • Use pallets with chocks resting on strips making the full length or width of the pallet. This will help distribute the weight over a large area
  • Even distribution of weight within the crate/carton with dunnage preventing the movement of the content.
  • Wobbly content shifts weight and creates possibility for  damage to content
  • Avoid overhangs! Freight should occupy only the area of the pallet and not project out of the rims.
  • If wooden pallets are to be used, make sure they are IPPC standard and the logo should be visible from the outside (embossed  on the side)
  • Air freight packaging must be strong enough and air worthy. Waterproofing is not mandatory but is certainly recommended.

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References for air freight

Air cargo – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Air cargo is any property carried or to be carried in an aircraft. Air cargo comprises air freight, air express and airmail. Contents. [hide]. 1 Aircraft types; 2 History.

Unitised Cargo – 9: PLW Pallet With Extension

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Introduction To Unitised Cargo

Managing space, in an aircraft in the most optimised way is the central idea behind unitised cargo . Freight is  loaded into units (technical term: BUP = Built Up Units) that are loaded into particular positions in the plane. Every bit of available space is used in a mathematically precise way so that the maximum amount of permissible payload can be reached.

Consignors (also called shippers) are generally not  aware of the internal details of freight forwarding by air. Freight is made ready for export and once it is picked up, attention is paid only to when the consignment reaches the destination. However, a bit of knowledge of freight forwarding will help shippers plan their freight, thus helping themselves, the freight forwarders and the airlines.

Space, Volume and Optimisation

In comparison to a ship, an aircraft has very limited space and every bit of optimising is needed to fly the maximum amount of cargo but within the permissible limits. Thus packaging the freight will play a major role. Suggestions for the packaging is mentioned in a category of its own below.

Air freight price is applied to the volume taken up by the freight. Total gross weight and total volume are compared and the air freight rate is applied to whichever is the higher one. Consignments in cartons of standard sizes are helpful in planning the air cargo load. Air Freight pallets used in unitised cargo systems have an inner area for taking in the freight and an outer area with slots (and even rails) to secure the load.

PLW Pallet With Extensions

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The base construction is the same as the PLA pallet. Elevated extension wings  going outwards are the added feature that make this pallet appear different.The extension wings can carry a weight of 350 Kg .

  • IATA Certification : PLW
  • Outer Dimension : 318 cm x 153 cm
  • Usable Area : 304 cm x 139 cm
  • Extensions can carry : 350 Kg each
  • Maximum Permissible Gross Weight: 3175 Kg
  • Aircraft : Airbus: A300 category (A330, A340, A380), Boeing: B747, B777, MD: MD-11

Advice To Exporters

  • Use standard size strong cartons without any side slits (hand slots)
  • If cartons are not stackable. paste labels on the stop saying NO TOP LOAD. (Shipper’s Letter of Instruction MUST carry this information!)
  • Waterproofing is not necessary but is a good protection
  • If cartons are loaded on pallets, avoid overhang (freight should not be bigger than the carrying pallet)
  • Decisions on Unit Load Devices will be taken by freight forwarder or by the airline.

 

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References: air freight

Air cargo – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Air cargo is any property carried or to be carried in an aircraft. Air cargo comprises air freight, air express and airmail. Contents. [hide]. 1 Aircraft types; 2 History.

General Air Freight – Alaska Air Cargo – Alaska Airlines

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China Southern Cargo has taken delivery of its ninth B777-200 freighter, in time for cargo demand created by the 2015 Chinese Spring Festival.

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Unitised Cargo – 8: PLA Half Pallet

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Introduction To Unitised Cargo

Limitation in space calls for optimisation of freight through thorough organisation. However, since the shape of the freight room plays a major role,  unit load devices have a category called contour ULDs.  Unitised cargo means freight organised into specially manufactured containers or pallets, which may be with or without contours and are made  for main deck and/or lower deck loading.

Unitised cargo is extensively used by freight forwarders to consolidate freight. A large amount of freight destined for a single destination can be flown as one consolidation under one master air way bill. To keep all the consignments together, they can be loaded into a container or a pallet. When it comes to very heavy freight not too big in width a PLA half pallet can be used.

The Pallet Category

The PLA  is a heavy-duty half pallet, which can be loaded into both the decks. It is manufactured to withstand heavy loads and goes by the commonly used name of PLA or 60.4 inch pallet.Main deck contour loading is possible with this ULD. As is the case with PMC pallets, PLAs are also covered by a net after the loading is complete. Being a pallet, this ULD has no surrounding walls and the freight is secured to the tide-down-slots on the floor. The tie-down-slots are provided along the perimeter of the pallet, so that the net that goes over the freight load can be easily secured.Special PLWs with extra strong floor systems are available. Such PLAs are used for carrying heavy freight.

PLA 60.4 Inch Half Pallet

  • IATA Certification : PLA
  • FAA Certification : TSO-C90
  • Outer Dimension : 318 cm x 153 cm
  • Usable Area : 304 cm x 139 cm
  • Maximum Permissible Gross Weight: 3175 Kg
  • Aircraft : Airbus: A300 category (A330, A340, A380), Boeing: B747, B767, B777, MD: MD-11

 

 

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Advice To Exporters

  • Strong and sturdy packaging is a must. Freight will be stacked, so your freight must be able to withstand the load
  • A waterproof lining is always a good idea.
  • Air freight regulations are strict. All openings or slits in the packaging is to be sealed. Else your freight will be classified as “vulnerable to manipulation”. That might mean extra charges for you.
  • Avoid overhangs on pallets. Limit the freight to the size of the pallet.
  • Freight forwarder or the airline will decide the device to be used.
  • Since freight loaded on unit load devices will be stacked, you should inform the freight forwarder in your SLI (Shipper’s Letter of Instructions) if your freight may not be stacked!
  • Freight handling is fast. To avoid your non-stackable freight from being stacked, you should use a “DO NOT STACK”  triangular prop on the top of your freight.

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References for Air Cargo and Unit Load Devices

 

Air cargo – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Air Cargo is any property carried or to be carried in an aircraft. Air cargo comprises air freight, air express and airmail. Contents. [hide]. 1 Aircraft types; 2 History.

Air Cargo – IATA

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Unitised Cargo – 7: PMC 10 Ft Pallet

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Introduction To Unitised Cargo

Unitised Cargo not only optimises planning of freight space on aircraft but also organises the distribution of freight in the cabin, so that the maximum amount of freight can be loaded into the plane, but within the weight limits.  Air freight, today, is unthinkable without unit load devices and all airlines make use of this light weight equipment to organise and transport freight.

Two Categories

Unit Load Devices (ULD) come in two major categories:

  • Containers (also known as cans or pods)
  • Pallets

Containers, with or without contours, are, as the name suggests, closed devices with or without doors. The entrance is closed or secured by lockable doors, when used for valuable freight. When used for loading standard general cargo usually synthetic textile screens are used.

Pallets, on the other hand are flat devices with tie-down slots along the outer edges. Just as the containers, pallets are made from Aluminium and the inner area accommodates the freight while the outer edges serve to secure the freight. Slots are provided for the hooks to slide in and protect the load.

PMC 10 Ft Pallet ( 96 Inches Pallet)

PMCs are one of the most common, if not the most common, ULD used in unitised cargo loading, It is a very simple flat device with a narrow tie-down-slot array along the outer edges for attaching the straps or nets that secure the freight. Unlike the containers, where palletised freight might prove to have a disadvantage, PMC can be used for palletised freight, as there are no walls.

  • IATA Certification : PMC
  • FAA Certification : TSO-C90
  • Outer Dimension : 318 cm x 244 cm
  • Usable Area : 304 cm x 230 cm
  • Maximum Permissible Gross Weight: 6804 Kg
  • Aircraft : Airbus: A300 category (A330, A340, A380), Boeing: B747, B767, B777, MD: MD-11, DC : DC8 and DC10

 

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Advice To Exporters

  • Please use strong packaging.
  • Waterproofing is not necessary, as a waterproof plastic sheet is spread on the pallet before loading. However extra protection is never a mistake
  • If your consignments consist of several pieces, organise them on pallets with flat base strips. This will help the even distribution of weight. Pallets with chock (= feet) have a disadvantage. The weight of the freight is concentrated on a very small area, which can lead to violating the floor load tolerance levels (the amount of weight concentrated on a small area of the pallet.)
  • Packages must be secure (air freight security regulations). No slits, openings or cracks  are permitted (freight runs the risk of manipulation)
  • Avoid overhangs on pallets. The freight should occupy only the inner area of the packaging pallet used.
  • Freight forwarder or the airline will decide the device to be used.

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Unitised Cargo – 6: AMJ 10 Ft

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Introduction To Unitised Cargo

Just as in the last article, this one, too, will deal with  unit load devices that have been developed for loading on the aircraft main deck. These containers or devices cannot be loaded into the belly area because of the size and like most of the lower deck containers, they have contours.  Aluminium is the material used in the manufacture, although new materials are being tested. AMJ 10 Ft container is a main deck loading device and is used on wide body aircraft ( MD-11, B747, B777). A tall and wide contoured container AMJ can be used for loading long and high freight. There are no doors and screens secured at the borders keep the contents safe.

Main Deck Construction

The article about AMH 10 Ft showed the construction of the main deck floor, especially the ball mat area. For easy reference the same images are being added here. The containers are guided along the prepared area to finally be arrested to their final position.  They locked in position to prevent any form of movement during taxiing, take off or landing procedures.

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Ball Mat Area :  Courtesy and ©  Airbus

Shippers should, however, remember that although the containers are professionally loaded, the top of the freight  will always register a higher moment (laws of physics). Hence, the contents are to be packaged to prevent any free movement.

Air Cargo Size And Packaging

Questions have been asked about when a freighter may be needed. As a rule of thumb consider any freight over 160 cm in height to be main deck freight. On wide body aircraft (airbus 300, or B747, B767, B777, MD11 etc.) , any freight above 160 cm will be considered as main deck category. Hence, to give you more flight possibilities, it is always better to limit your freight to a height of maximum 160 cm.

A freight of 300 cm may be considered oversize (Any freight over 400 cm is oversize) but the width and the height matter. Hence, always consult your freight forwarder, who can advise you about the possibilities. Although freight is flown in containers; in this article here, in AMJ 10 Ft; no cargo that is not packaged will be accepted.

Since containers are made of aluminium, consignments should not have sharp edges. Unit Load Devices that show a certain amount of damage are not permitted to be used in air freight

AMH 10 Ft Container (Main Deck Loding Only)

  • IATA Specification : AMJ 10 Ft contour container
  • Maximum Load Volume : approx. 16.5 cbm (cubic meters)
  • Maximum Weight Tolerance (tie-down slots):907 Kg
  • Maximum Payload : 6804 Kg
  • Inner Dimension : Length 306 cm x Width 230 cm x Height 240 cm
  • Aircraft : (wide body) MD-11F, B747F, B777F

 

Advice To Exporters

  • Strong and wear resistant packaging. Protection against manipulation is mandatory for all air cargo
  • Please use card board pallets to organise your freight. Wooden pallets increase weight!
  • Make sure that there is no overhang on pallets. This will avoid increasing the used volume.
  • Inner packaging to be secured tightly  and  all openings  to be sealed. Please inform the freight forwarder about any special handling requirements (remember to affix the required labels such as FRAGILE, DO NOT THROW etc. If the consignment is valuable cargo, your freight forwarder will inform you of any special packaging needs.
  • It is the freight forwarder’s decision whether to use a container or not.
  • Optimising the cargo will be done either by the airline or by the freight forwarder. Various factors will determine the decision-making. Unitised Cargo is a point to be thought of, when you have a lot of freight packaged in cartons and especially when you have regular shipments.
  • The details given here are only to give you an idea of unitised cargo. You must consult your air cargo agent to find the best possible solution

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A330F Main Deck Loading Procedure: Courtesy poor student for the video

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unit_load_device

A unit load device (ULD) is a pallet or container used to load luggage, freight, and mail on wide-body aircraft and specific narrow-body aircraft.

Unitised Cargo – 5 AMH 10 Ft

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Introduction To Unitised Cargo

Since an aircraft is divided into two major sections called lower and main deck respectively, unit load devices have been developed for both the decks. Since the last few articles discussed the lower deck containers, the coming articles will discuss the main deck unitised cargo variety. The current article will consider the AMH 10 Ft container, which is restricted to main flight deck.

 

Main Deck On Freighter Aircraft

Air freight is required to move fast and for this all operations around freight handling must be fine tuned for speed. Perfectly time operations procedures and equipment are mandatory for the smooth functioning of freight movement in the airline world. Air freight containers and pallets give the organisational framework for the freight space logic, loading equipment provide the transition from warehouse dollies to the apron and the final movement of the organised freight into the aircraft. The flooring of the aircraft is constructed to help the equipment to slide into pre-determined position. Slots and tie-down points help fasten the containers to the floor to keep them from moving while taxiing, take off, flight manoeuvres  and while landing.

 

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AMH 10 Ft Container (restricted to main deck)

  • IATA Specification : AMH 10 Ft contour container
  • Maximum Load Volume : approx. 16.5 cbm (cubic meters)
  • Maximum Weight Tolerance (tie-down slots):907 Kg
  • Maximum hanging load : 2500 Kg
  • Inner Dimension : Length 306 cm x Width 230 cm x Height 240 cm
  • Maximum Permissible Payload: 6804 Kg
  • Aircraft : (wide body) MD-11F, B747F, B777F

Advice To Exporters

  • Packaging should be strong and secure. Protection against manipulation should be provided. This applies to all air freight consignments
  • If you have a lot of cargo, try using card board pallets to organise your freight (unless the weight of the consignment is too heavy)
  • No overhang on pallets. This will reduce the volume available by taking up more room
  • Inner packaging to be packaged tight (no wobbling of contents). Joints and slits to be sealed. Please inform the freight forwarder about any special handling requirements. If the consignment is valuable cargo, packaging should be able to withstand any kind of handling
  • Please note: the freight forwarder will decide whether to use a container or not! Leave the decision to the air cargo agent to take this decision
  • Freight forwarder will organise the freight in the best possible way. If the freight forwarder does not containerise the cargo, the airline will.
  • The details given here are only for your general information

 

A Word Of Caution On Main Deck Load

This section does not concern the AMH container. Please do not compare the main deck loading possibility of B777 to that of B747. Although B777 is more modern in comparison to B747, there is a structural difference to the contour of the aircraft inside!! Please let the freight forwarder and the loadmaster decide. The loadmaster can advise you about dismantling your large freight .

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References to air freight and unitised cargo

Air cargo – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Air Cargo is any property carried or to be carried in an aircraft. Air cargo comprises air freight, air express and airmail. Contents. [hide]. 1 Aircraft types; 2 History.

General Air Freight – Alaska Air Cargo – Alaska Airlines

General Air Freight is the lowest cost alternative for customers that do not have time-sensitive shipments and can wait for space available service.

Unitised Cargo – 4 AVA LD3 Val

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Introduction

The last article on unitised cargo was about the AKW LD3-45 . Commercial cargo and passenger luggage are transported using containers and pallets, as these ULDs (Unit Load Devices) provide a very good method of organising freight in modules designed for loading into aircraft. The staff involved in organising the movement of cargo at airport has only a limited time on their hands making time management a very high priority factor in their routine work. Unitised cargo gives them the possibility to manage that time, thereby helping the tight time schedules to be maintained well.

AVA LD3 Val Container

Just as the AKW LD3-45 the AVA LD3 can be used for transporting valuable cargo and possibility for locking the container is provided. AVA LD3 is also a contour container, which means that its construction on side corresponds to the contour of the aircraft. While AKW is used for narrow body aircraft the AVA is used in wide body planes and has slightly different dimensions. AVA containers are constructed to transport garments. This is the major difference when compared to the AKE container. AVA can be loaded into Airbus, Boeing and McDonnell Douglas aircraft (wide body)

AVA LD3 Val Container

  • Suitable for : cargo in cartons and garments. Palletised cargo is to be avoided. Valuable cargo : container can be locked
  • Standard name : AVA LD3 . The term Valuable is added, and the container can be locked and secured, which is a mandatory condition.
  • Synonyms : Pod, can
  • IATA Specification : AVA LD3 contour container
  • Door Size : Width  150 cm x Height  141 cm
  • Maximum Load Volume : approx. 4.3 cbm (cubic meters)
  • Maximum Weight Tolerance (tie-down slots):907 Kg
  • Inner Dimension : Length 146 cm x Width 144 cm x Height 160 cm
  • Maximum Permissible Payload: 1588 Kg
  • Aircraft : (wide body) Airbus: A330, A340 and A380 . McDonnell Douglas : MD 11 freighter . Boeing: B747, 767 and B777 (bother passenger and freighter)

Advice To Exporters

  • Packaging should be secure. Protection against manipulation should be provided (seal any opening)
  • If pallets are needed, please use, hard board pallets. Secure using straps (cross strapping). Straps should prevent cargo from moving on the pallets.
  • No overhang on pallets
  • Inner packaging to be packaged tight (no wobbling of contents). Joints and slits to be sealed. Please inform the freight forwarder about any special handling requirements. If the consignment is valuable cargo, packaging should be able to withstand any kind of handling
  • Insurance cover: A freight forwarder has to be given written instruction to provide your freight with insurance cover. Instruction on telephone alone will not suffice. A copy of the letter is to be filed. Do not forget to include your request for insurance on the SLI (Shipper’s Letter of Instructions). If freight is to return to the exporting country, please manage your customs papers! Your freight forwarder will inform you about actions to be taken.
  • Freight forwarder will need to know the value of the consignment (valuable content)
  • Certain valuable cargo will be picked up and transported using dedicated vehicles.

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Anybody needing help or advice to plan air freight Please get in touch using the contact form. However, consultation with your freight forwarder /air cargo agent cannot be stressed enough.

 

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References for air cargo

Air Cargo – IATA

Air cargo transports goods worth in excess of $6.4 trillion on an annual basis. This is approximately 35% of world trade by value. The sector itself generates …

Air cargo tracking – track-trace

The air cargo tracking page lets you track air cargo for 176 airlines. A track-trace service.

Air cargo – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Air Cargo is any property carried or to be carried in an aircraft. Air cargo comprises air freight, air express and airmail. Contents. [hide]. 1 Aircraft types; 2 History.

World Air Cargo Forecast – The Boeing Company

The Boeing Company issues the biennial World Air Cargo Forecast (WACF) to provide a comprehensive, up-to-date overview of the air cargo industry.