WHAT IS THE CONTAINER LOAD FACTOR?

2024-01-16T21:03:01+00:00January 12th, 2024|FAQs, Featured Video, Freight Talk, Video Library|

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What is the Container Load Factor?

Container load factor is the ratio of weight or volume of cargo in a container to the container’s maximum capacity. It is a measure of efficiency to understand how much capacity is being utilized. The container load factor is important for shippers to optimize their costs and increase efficiency.

Increasing the container load factor can also reduce emissions overall for a supply chain. By increasing the load factor, less containers overall must be utilized to move the same amount of cargo, therefore reducing the overall emissions needed. According to a study by the World Shipping Council, increasing container load factor by 10% can reduce emissions by 6.5%.

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