Inland Haulage

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As a member of the Ocean Carrier Equipment Management Association (OCEMA), The below Maximum Gross Allowable Cargo Weights are intended only as a general guideline to promote safe and lawful transport practices regarding the maximum weight of cargo that can be loaded into international containers for transport over U.S. roads. Use of this guideline does not in any way eliminate the obligation of the shipper, consignee, motor carrier, or other user to ensure that a particular load meets local, state or federal road weight limits and is otherwise safe and roadworthy for transport within the U.S.


OCEMA Recommended Maximum Gross Allowable Cargo Weights in International Intermodal Containers for Transport on the USA Highway System
U.S. Pounds Kilos
20’ DRY on “slider chassis” 39,200 17,780
20’ DRY on “TRI AXLE slider chassis” 44,000 19,960
20’ REEFER on “slider” chassis 34,900 15,830
20’ REEFER on “TRI AXLE slider chassis 39,700 18,010
40’ DRY (H = 8ft 6in) on standard GN chassis 44,000 19,960
40’ High Cube (H = 9ft 6in) on standard GN chassis 43,700 19,820
40’ REEFER (H = 8ft 6in) on standard GN chassis 39,800 18,050
40’ High Cube REEFER (H = 9ft 6in) on standard GN Chassis 39,300 17,830

Maximum Gross Allowable Cargo Weight includes product plus all packaging pallets and any blocking, bracing, and dunnage materials.

U.S. Inland Tariffs Available on My Maersk Line

As we continue to develop a faster and more intuitive experience on our website, we’d like to introduce you to our U.S. Inland Import and Export Tariffs available on My Maersk Line.

This feature allows you to look up your inland rates instantly, at any time of the day and night. Your rates are available to you upon login with your valid contract number. If you are not a registered user, we encourage you to register by clicking here. For your reference, we have designed a step by step guide to use this new feature which can be downloaded by clicking here.

Maersk Line optimizes North America service network

The following maps represent a general illustration of the Maersk Line service network via the corresponding port gateways. Unless otherwise noted, maps cover both import and export routings. Should you have questions concerning booking to/from these gateways please contact our customer service team at +1 800 321 8807.

Maersk Line is continuously making strides towards improving our service offerings. Our newest initiative has simplified our North American service network, including port and intermodal coverage. The resulting product is a comprehensive service network designed to offer cost effective, reliable inland transportation ensuring coverage of key intermodal service points. By aligning inland traffic to specific ocean port gateways, it enables us to reduce the number of inland routing options. In addition, we are driving inland transportation through key corridors taking the complexity out of the network while increasing end-to-end transportation reliability. This ensures your cargo will move consistently and arrive at your inland location on-time, every time.

This redesigned North American service network offers a cost effective product which will significantly reduce the likelihood of service disruptions, thereby creating a seamless supply chain with production schedule confidence.

In addition to our ocean liner products, our Maersk family of affiliated businesses can fulfill most all your trucking and logistics requirements. For more information on these services, please see the Logistics section of this product guide or contact your local Maersk representative.

North America Network Optimization Client Advisory

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