Container specifications


United Cargo offers shipping containers that are specially designed to help control the costs of packaging and transportation and to improve security for all of us. Learn about which containers are compatible with our aircraft, the sizes of our cargo bins, and all of the available types and sizes of our containers.

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  • LD-2 – IATA rate class 8D

    Internal capacity: 116 cu. ft. / 3.3 m³
    Maximum gross weight: 2,700 lbs. / 1,225 kg
    Max external dimensions (l x w x h): 47” x 60” x 64” / 119 cm x 153 cm x 163 cm
    Tare weight: 175 lbs. / 80 kg
    Container prefix: DPE
    Aircraft accepted for: 777, 787, 767

  • LD-3 – IATA rate class 8

    Internal capacity: 150 cu. ft. / 4.36 m³
    Maximum gross weight: 3,500 lbs. / 1,587 kg
    Max external dimensions (l x w x h): 61.5” x 60” x 64” / 154 cm x 153 cm x 163 cm
    Tare weight: 257 lbs. / 117 kg
    Container prefix: AKE, AKN, AVE
    Aircraft accepted for: 747, 777, 787, 767

  • LD-4 container – IATA rate class 7A

    Internal capacity: 195 cu. ft. / 5 m³
    Maximum gross weight: 5,400 lbs. / 2,450 kg
    Max external dimensions (l x w x h): 96” x 60” x 64” / 244 cm x 153 cm x 163 cm
    Tare weight: 275 lbs. / 125 kg
    Container prefix: DQP
    Aircraft accepted for: 777, 787, 767

  • LD-4 pallet – IATA rate class 7A

    External displacement: 195 cu. ft. / 5 m³
    Maximum gross weight: 5,400 lbs. / 2,450 kg
    Max external dimensions (l x w x h): 96” x 60” x 64” / 244 cm x 153 cm x 163 cm
    Tare weight: 134 lbs. / 61 kg
    Container prefix: PNA, FQF, PQP, FNA
    Aircraft accepted for: 777, 787, 767

  • LD-7 pallet – IATA rate class 5

    External displacement: 350 cu. ft. / 9.9 m³
    Maximum gross weight: 10,200 lbs. / 4,627 kg
    Max external dimensions (l x w x h): 125” x 88” x 64” / 317 cm x 223 cm x 160 cm
    Tare weight: 214 lbs. / 98 kg
    Container prefix: P1D, P1P, P1G, PAJ, PAD
    Aircraft accepted for: 747, 777, 787, 767

  • LD-8 – IATA rate class 6B

    Internal capacity: 243 cu. ft. / 7 m³
    Maximum gross weight: 5,400 lbs. / 2,450 kg
    Max external dimensions (l x w x h): 96” x 60.4” x 64” / 244 cm x 153 cm x 163 cm
    Tare weight: 285 lbs / 130 kg
    Container prefix: DQF
    Aircraft accepted for: 747, 777, 787, 767

  • LD-11 container – IATA rate class 6B

    Internal capacity: 242 cu. ft / 7 m³
    Maximum gross weight: 7,000 lbs. / 3,182 kg
    Max external dimensions (l x w x h): 125” x 60” x 64” / 317 cm x 153 cm x 163 cm
    Tare weight: 376 lbs. / 171 kg
    Container prefix: AWB, ALP
    Aircraft accepted for: 747, 777, 787, 767

  • LD-11 pallet – IATA rate class 6

    External displacement: 242 cu. ft / 7 m³
    Maximum gross weight: 7,000 lbs. / 3,182 kg
    Max external dimensions (l x w x h): 125” x 60” x 64” / 317 cm x 153 cm x 163 cm
    Tare weight: 214 lbs. / 98 kg
    Container prefix: P9A, PLB, PLA, PQF
    Aircraft accepted for: 747, 777, 787, 767

  • Type N pallet – IATA rate class 6B

    External displacement: 218 cu. ft. / 6.17 m³
    Maximum gross weight: 5,400 lbs. / 2,449 kg
    Max external dimensions (l x w x h): 61.5” x 96” x 64” / 156 cm x 244 cm x 162 cm
    Tare weight: 180 lbs. / 82 kg
    Container prefix: FNA, PNA
    Aircraft accepted for: 747, 777, 787, 767

  • Envirotainer RKN t2 – IATA rate class 8

    Internal capacity: 106 cu. ft. / 3 m³
    Maximum gross weight: 3,500 lbs. / 1,588 kg
    Max external dimensions (l x w x h): 78.7” x 60.4” x 63.8” / 153 cm x 200 cm x 162 cm
    Tare weight: 584 lbs. / 265 kg
    Container prefix: RKN t2 / LD3
    Aircraft accepted for: 747, 777, 787, 767
    Temperature range: -4 to +68 °F (-20 to +20 °C)
    Max main loading space: 55” x 53” x 53” / 139 cm x 134 cm x 134 cm

  • Envirotainer RAP t2 – IATA rate class 5

    Internal capacity: 289.5 cu. ft. / 8.2 m³
    Maximum gross weight: 10,200 lbs. / 4,626 kg
    Max external dimensions (l x w x h): 125” x 88” x 64” / 317.5 cm x 223.5 cm x 162.5 cm
    Tare weight: 992 lbs. / 450 kg
    Container prefix: RAP t2
    Aircraft accepted for: 747, 777, 787, 767
    Temperature range: -4 to +68 °F (-20 to +20 °C)
    Max main loading space: 99.8” x 81.3” x 55.9” / 253.4 cm x 206.5 cm x 142.5 cm

  • Envirotainer RKN e1

    Internal capacity: 81.9 cu. ft. / 2.3 m³
    Maximum gross weight: 3,500 lbs. / 1,588 kg
    Max external dimensions (l x w x h): 78.7” x 60.4” x 63.8” / 317.5 cm x 223.5 cm x 162.5 cm
    Tare weight: 1,400 lbs. / 635 kg
    Container prefix: RKN e1 / LD3
    Aircraft accepted for: 747, 767-200, 767-300, 767-400, 777, 787
    Temperature range: +32 to +68 °F (0 to +20 °C)
    Max main loading space: 52.7” x 51.9” x 51.7” / 133.9 cm x 131.8 cm x 131.3 cm

  • CSafe RKN

    Internal capacity: 70 cu. ft. / 1.975 m³
    Maximum gross weight: 3500 lbs. / 1590 kg
    Max external dimensions (l x w x h): 77.25” x 59.25” x 63.56” /
    196.2 cm x 150.4 cm x 161.4 cm
    Tare weight: 1425 lbs. / 646 kg
    Container prefix: RKN, LD-3
    Aircraft accepted for: 747, 767-300, 767-400, 777, 787
    Temperature range: +39.2 to +77 °F (+4 to 25 °C)
    Max main loading space: 48” x 50.1” x 50.3” / 121.9 cm x 127.3 cm x 127.8 cm

  • P6 – IATA rate class 2BG

    External displacement: 438 cu. ft. / 12.38 m³
    Maximum gross weight: 11,100 lbs. / 5,035 kg
    Max external dimensions (l x w x h): 125” x 96” x 63” / 317 cm x 244 cm x 160 cm
    Tare weight: 229 lbs. / 104 kg
    Container prefix: PMC
    Aircraft accepted for: 747, 777, 787, 767

  • E – IATA rate class 9

    Internal capacity: 17.9 cu. ft. / 0.50
    Maximum gross weight:
    500 pounds / 226.7 kg for E containers routed solely on widebody aircraft (and trucks)
    350 pounds / 158.7 kg for E containers whose routing includes any narrowbody aircraft
    250 pounds / 113.3 kg for E containers of perishable commodities regardless of routing
    Max external dimensions (l x w x h): 42” x 29” x 25.5” / 107 cm x 74 cm x 65 cm
    Aircraft accepted for: All aircraft types
    Max floor bearing weight: 200 lbs.
    Total cargo capacity: 600 lbs.

  • EH – IATA rate class 9

    Internal capacity: 9.0 cu. ft.
    Maximum gross weight:
    350 pounds / 158.7 kg for EH containers regardless of routing
    250 pounds / 113.3 kg for EH containers of perishable commodities regardless of routing
    Max external dimensions (l x w x h): 36” x 22” x 22” / 91 cm x 56 cm x 56 cm
    Aircraft accepted for: All aircraft types
    Max floor bearing weight: 200 lbs.
    Total cargo capacity: 600 lbs.

  • EO – IATA rate class 9

    Internal capacity: 5.25 cu. ft. / .15 m³
    Maximum gross weight: 150 lbs / 68 kg
    Max external dimensions (l x w x h): 18” x 28” x 18” / 45 cm x 71 cm x 45 cm
    Aircraft accepted for: All aircraft types
    Max floor bearing weight: 150 lbs./sq. ft.