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Drayage provides a critical link between container terminals and customers, railroads, and other facilities—driver’s play an essential role in the fabric of port operations, the economy, and air quality. Navigating terminals can be difficult on the best day and can become extremely difficult as rules can change from terminal-to-terminal or even hour-to-hour. To navigate the ports effectively – and avoid wasting time, shippers need to ensure their drayage carriers employ highly experienced drivers.

Each terminal has its own rules on container pickup, driver processes, appointment booking, hours of operation, chassis usage, etc. Your drayage partner needs to understand the rules of each port to ensure efficient pick up or drop off.

Cincinnati Port Drayage

Experience, Experience, Experience!


Drayage is more than showing up and retrieving a container. Drivers must have intimate knowledge of the terminals, while also having the ability to adapt to daily rule changes. It can be difficult enough to locate the container, saying nothing of the challenges associated with getting in the right gate in the correct line on time. Without this knowledge, drivers will log unproductive hours just navigating port complexity – costing you both time and money. An experienced driver is more than getting in and out of the terminals quickly. Experienced drayage drivers act as an extension of your business and find ways to save you money.

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The information below represents average container sizes and limitations for steam-ship line equipment. There could be variances in the dimensions between some containers and the numbers below. Additionally, these numbers represent the containers’ limitations; in many cases state laws further limit the weight capacity of these containers for over-the-road transport.

20’ Container

Inside Length: 19’ 4.25”

Inside Width: 92.5”

Inside Height: 94”

Weight Restrictions: 38,000 lbs

Pallets: 9–10

40’ Container

Inside Length: 39’ 5.69”

Inside Width: 92.5”

Inside Height: 94”

Weight Restrictions: 43,500 lbs

Pallets: 20

40’ High Cube Container

Inside Length: 39’ 5.69’

Inside Width: 92.5”

Inside Height: 104”

Weight Restrictions: 43,500

Pallets: 20

45’ Container High Cube Container

Inside Length 44’ 5.59”

Inside Width: 92.59”

Inside Height: 106”

Weight Restrictions: 43,500

Pallets: 22

53’ High Cube Container

Inside Length: 52’ 6.5”

Inside Width: 98.5”

Inside Height: 109.5”

Weight Restrictions: 43,500

Pallets: 26-30

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