What you need to
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Accurate cargo measurement      The continual review and improvement...
Our cargo measurement guidelines
   All cargo measurements are done and recorded using the metric system.

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Cargo Measurement Handling Factsheet

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Cargo Measurement Handling Factsheet

  1. 1. What you need to know about cargo measurement Accurate cargo measurement The continual review and improvement of our cargo measuring procedures is part of Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics’ (WWL) ongoing is important to us and to effort to achieve the goal of zero damage to your cargo. you. Accuracy is required to determine the amount of What types of cargo do we measure? Virtually every type of cargo is measured, including, but not limited to stowage space necessary non-container and breakbulk, high & heavy, new and used Ro-Ro, boats, to safely stow your cargo. newly manufactured automobiles with modifications and/or exterior accessories, and privately owned vehicles that are over 20 years old. It also enables us to utilize New automobiles with standardized dimensions are not required to stowage space on board be measured. Newly manufactured Ro-Ro units shall be measured at the beginning of the model year or after any product changes or if any our vessels as efficiently market accessories are included. as possible. Where and when does the measuring occur? All cargo measuring is done at the port of load prior to the loading of cargo. Who does the measuring and what tools do they use? Cargo is measured by either third party surveyors, union personnel, or WWL employees who are designated by each port, according to the port’s regulations. WWL employees at local port offices periodically conduct audits of measurement accuracy. The basic measuring tools include a tape measure and measuring pole with level. Everyone who measures undergoes training in the use of the tools and how the measurements are to be taken.
  2. 2. Our cargo measurement guidelines All cargo measurements are done and recorded using the metric system. The amount of space necessary to safely stow a unit of cargo is determined by multiplying its overall length by its overall width by its overall height. This includes external items such as side mirrors, exhaust stacks, reefer and/or air-conditioning units, trailer tongues, boat swim platforms and out-drives, etc. Measuring normally occurs at the time of receipt at the port of load. Cargo is measured in its “in-stow” position (the position in which it will be stowed on our vessel). Unless otherwise agreed, booms and buckets on high & heavy units should be pulled in upon delivery. When shipped on WWL equipment, only cargo itself shall be measured. When shipped on customer’s equipment, customer’s cargo carrier shall be included in the dimensions and counted as cargo. It is recommended that added parts which can easily be dismounted such as antennas, mirrors, exhaust stacks, etc., are removed or pulled in if possible before delivery. In the event of a discrepancy between measurements specified at the time of booking and the measurements taken at the port of load, you will be contacted by one of our Customer Care representatives. If you are dissatisfied with the finding, you can request a joint measurement. For more details, contact your local Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics Customer Care Representative. www.2wglobal.com

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