Weight Load Factor

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The ratio of the weight of a shipment to the weight capacity of the vehicle used for transportation.

What is Weight Load Factor?

The weight load factor in shipping refers to the amount of cargo weight carried on a ship compared to its total capacity. A ship’s weight load factor can affect its fuel efficiency, stability, and safety. Carriers may adjust their rates or refuse to take on additional cargo if the weight load factor exceeds a certain threshold. 

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