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Payload Definition:

Payload is the maximum or total cargo weight a ship, truck, rail, or aircraft can carry, excluding the container weight.

Payload represents the total and actual cargo, freight, or merchandise quantity being shipped. However, this excludes the weight of the shipping vessel or means. The payload is essential in determining the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of the shipping activities. Shipping operators consider the payload concept to optimize the cargo capacity, space, and safety standards for compliance and timely delivery. It's important to note that payload capacity significantly varies depending on the shipping mode. Different transportation modes have varying ways of determining payload.

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