Handling Unit

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A unit of measurement used to describe a group of items bundled or packaged together for shipping purposes.

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What is a Handling Unit?

A Handling Unit (HU) is a term used in the shipping industry to refer to a single package, container, or piece of cargo that can be easily handled and moved by a single piece of equipment, such as a forklift or a crane. A handling unit can be any size or shape, and it may contain one or more individual items. It is used to simplify the management and tracking of cargo during shipping and transport. 


The use of handling units allows for greater efficiency and speed in the loading and unloading of cargo. It also simplifies the process of inventory management, as each handling unit can be assigned a unique identifier and tracked throughout the shipping and transportation process. 

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