When you are shipping goods via Air Freight, you have a choice of shipping container types and sizes. Air freight containers, also known as Unit Load Devices (ULD) vary considerably in shape and size to fit into the internal dimensions of the aircraft. Air freight units are referred to by a three letter code.
The first letter refers to the container type.
- A = Containers
- P = Pallet
- R = Thermal Certified
The second letter indicates the containers base dimensions
- A = 2.23 x 3.18
- L = 1.53 x 3.17
- K = 1.53 x 1.56
This table outlines the most common container types and their dimensions to give you a guide as to what is available.
|Code||Description||Volume (m3)||Net Weight||Length (m)||Width (m)||Height (m)|
|AA2/AAP||LD9 Full size lower deck container||10.6||4890 kg||3.18||2.24||1.63|
|ALN||LD8 full width lower deck container||6.85||2280kg||3.15||1.53||1.63|
|AKE/AKN||LD3 half size lower desk container||4.13||1525kg||1.98||1.53||1.63|
|AKG/AKH||LD3 lower deck container||3.68||1045kg||2.42||1.53||1.14|
|PAP/PAG||LD7-96 Lower deck pallet and net||10.5||4520kg||3.17||2.33||1.62|
|PKC||LD3-45 Wing pallet and net||3.68||1060kg||2.42||1.53||1.14|