As part of our commitment to safety, we ask that our customers review some of the guidelines and requirements for tendering shipper-built units to Air Canada Cargo as we head into peak months for air freight.
Pallet height — The maximum height for all pallets and containers is 64 inches, which allows freight to fit safely inside the holds our aircraft.
Interlocking— When placing multiple boxes or units on a single pallet, be sure to interlock the pieces to distribute weight more evenly and prevent shifting or collapse during transit. This means overlapping small pieces when possible and, if all items are of the same size, loading pieces so that each layer offsets the one below.
Netting and strapping — Some shipments require netting and/or strapping. Proper netting and strapping ensures that items remain firmly in place, avoiding shifting and damage during transport. Examples of shipments that require netting and/or strapping include the following:
- Items of cylindrical form (barrels, tires, etc.)
- Pieces that protrude and can pierce
- Individual pieces weighing 150 kgs or more (HEA)
- Equipment on casters or wheels
- Shipments containing liquids
We appreciate your cooperation in helping us provide a safe environment for our employees, customers, partners and agents.
If you have any questions about shipping requirements, please contact your local Air Canada Cargo representative.