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Answers to test your shipping knowledge Week – 50

Answers to test your shipping knowledge Week – 50

1) What is the height in feet of a 40’ Standard Container

(GP containers come in either 8 feet or 8.6 feet height)

2) What is the height in feet of a 40’ High Cube container

(High Cube containers have a height of 9.6 feet and have been designed to carry more cubic capacity and some of the industries like the furniture industry use them extensively for their cargoes and some even design their cargo around the carrying capacity of a high cube)

3) What is the width in feet of a 40’ High Cube container

(Width of all containers in general – are 8 feet..)

4) What is the difference between a 40’ High Cube container and a 45’ High Cube container..??

(A 45′ container is a unique container that was designed primarily for use in North America for certain clients who wanted more volumetric carrying capacity.. Although this container is very popular in USA, its not yet that popular in other parts of the world, for example Africa.. A 45′ container has lifting points at 40′ and at 45′ so that even if a certain port or vsl doesnt have a spreader capable of spreading to 45′, the standard 40′ spreader can be used for loading and discharging)

5) What is the difference between a Clean on Board, Shipped on Board & Received for Shipment..??

(A Received for shipment bill of lading is confirming that the carrier has “received” the containers at their container yard for loading onto a specific ship or voyage.. This DOES NOT mean that the container(s) has been shipped on board..

A Shipped on board bill of lading confirms that the carrier has received and loaded the containers physically on board the specified ship or voyage.. This is DEFINITE proof that the container(s) have been loaded..

A Clean on board bill of lading is a bill of lading that is predominantly used in the breakbulk or multipurpose vessels.. This confirms that the cargo has been received the carrier in GOOD ORDER AND CONDITION and by certifying this, the shipowner, carrier and/or master can be liable for any damages that the consignee might notice to the cargo upon discharge and as such is a dangerous clause as far as a carrier is concerned..

In containerised shipping this clause is not accepted or granted by any shipping line UNLESS UNDER VERY RARE circumstances as in the case of FCL containers, the carrier is NOT aware of what has been packed in the container and in what condition..)

Hariesh Manaadiar
Hariesh Manaadiar
I am Hariesh Manaadiar, the Founder of Shipping and Freight Resource.. I have been in the dynamic shipping and freight industry for over three decades and have worked in several sectors.. I share my experiences and knowledge of the industry through this blog for those looking for help in the industry.. Stay subscribed for more free useful content about shipping, freight, maritime, logistics, supply chain and trade..


  1. Hello, Can any body please help me understand the difference between GP and HQ exactly? I know that HQ is taller than GP in height. Please help me.

  2. Hi this is the first time I am responding to a blog…(BBC -Born Before computers).

    I am not sure if this is the correct place to ask my question.

    I am involved with training in the shipping industry, both the forwarding and customs side. I am very interested to hear peoples thoughts on training NQF level 3 and 4 (equivelent to the old matric). Especially the medium used to train the learners, ie: Chalk and Talk opposed to e- Learning.

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