ULD Containers


Common designation: LD-1

IATA ULD code: AKC contoured container
Also known as: AVC, AVD, AVK, AVJ, and forkable AVY
Rate class: Type 8
Description: Half-width lower hold container with one angled side. Door is either canvas or solid.
Suitable for: 747, 767, 777, 787, MD-11
lower hold Door opening: 58 x 61-in (147 x 155-cm)
Maximum gross weight: 1,588 kg (3,501 lb)
Tare weight: 70 to 170-kg (155 to 375-lb)
AS1825 volume: 5.0 m3 (175 ft3)
Boeing volume: 5.0 m3 (175 ft3)


Common designation: LD-2

IATA ULD code: DPE contoured container
Also known as: APA, DPA, and forkable DPN
Rate class: Type 8D
Description: Half-width lower hold container with one angled side. Door is either canvas or solid.
Suitable for: 747, 767, 777, 787 lower hold
Door opening: 44 x 60-in (112 x 152-cm)
Maximum gross weight: 1,225 kg (2,700 lb)
Tare weight: 92 kg (203 lb)
AS1825 volume: 3.5 m3 (124 ft3)
Boeing volume: 3.5 m3 (124 ft3)


Common designation: LD-3

IATA ULD code: AKE contoured container
Also known as: AKE, AVA, AVB, AVC, AVK, DVA, DVE, DVP, XKS, XKG, and forkable AKN, AVN, DKN, DVN, and XKN Rate
class: Type 8
Description: Half-width lower hold container with one angled side. Door is either canvas or solid.
Suitable for: 747, 767, 777, 787, DC-10, MD-11 lower hold
Door opening: 58 x 61-in (147 x 155-cm)
Maximum gross weight: 1,588 cm (3,500 lb)
Tare weight: 82 kg (181 lb)
AS1825 volume: 4.5 m3 (159 ft3)
Boeing volume: 4.5 m3 (160 ft3)


Common designation: LD-3 Reefer 

IATA ULD code: RKN contoured cool container
Also known as: RVN
Rate class: Type 8
Description: Half-width lower hold insulated container with one angled end. Door is solid. Most examples are forkable.
Suitable for: 747, 767, 777, 787, DC-10, MD-11 lower hold Door
opening: 54 x 55-in (137 x 140-cm)
Maximum gross weight: 1,588 cm (3,500 lb)
Tare weight: 210 kg (463 lb)
AS1825 volume: 4.5 m3 (159 ft3) plus internal volume (as is)


Common designation: LD-4

IATA ULD code: ALP rectangular container
Also known as: ALD, AWD, AWZ, DLP, and forkable ALB, ALC, AWB, and AWC
Rate class: Type 8
Description: Full-width lower hold container. Door is canvas with built-in door straps.
Suitable for: 767, 777, 787 lower hold
Door opening: 92 x 61-in (234 x 155-cm)
Maximum gross weight: 2,449 kg (5,399 lb)
Tare weight: 120 kg (264 lb)
AS1825 volume: 5.7 m3 (200 ft3)
Boeing volume: 5.5 m3 (195 ft3)


Common designation: LD-6

IATA ULD code: ALF contoured container
Also known as: AWA, AWF, and forkable AWC
Rate class: Type 6W
Description: Full-width lower hold container with angled ends. Door is canvas with built-in door straps.
Suitable for: 747, 777, 787, DC-10, MD-11 lower hold
Door opening: 120 x 60-in (305 x 152-cm)
Maximum gross weight: 3,175 kg (7,000 lb)
Tare weight: 230 kg (507 lb)
AS1825 volume: 9.1 m3 (322 ft3)
Boeing volume: 8.9 m3 (316 ft3)


Common designation: LD-8

IATA ULD code: DQF
Also known as: ALE, ALN, DLE, DLF, DQP, and MQP
Rate class: Type 6A
Description: Full-width lower hold container angled at both ends. Door is canvas with built-in door straps.
Suitable for: 767, 787 lower hold
Door opening: 92 x 62-in (234 x 157-cm)
Maximum gross weight: 2,450 kg (5,401 lb)
Tare weight: 127 kg (280 lb)
AS1825 volume: 7.1 m3 (252 ft3)
Boeing volume: 6.9 m3 (245 ft3)


Common designation: LD-9

IATA ULD code: AAP enclosed pallet on P1P base
Rate class: Type 5
Description: General-purpose enclosed container fitted to P1P base. Door is canvas with built-in net door straps, or solid.
Suitable for: 747, 767, 777, 787, DC-10, MD-11 lower hold Door opening: 118 x 58 in (300 x 147-cm)
Maximum gross weight: Lower hold, 4,624 kg (10,194 lb); main deck, 6,000 kg (13,227 lb)
Tare weight: Canvas door, 215 kg (473 lb); solid door, 270 kg (595 lb)
AS1825 volume: 10.8 m3 (381 ft3)
Boeing volume: 10.8 m3 (381 ft3)


Common designation: LD-9 Reefer

IATA ULD code: RAP cool container on P1P base
Rate class: Type 5
Description: Insulated container with solid door.
Suitable for: 747, 767, 777, 787, DC-10, MD-11 lower hold Door opening: 85 x 58-in (216 x 147-cm)
Maximum gross weight: Lower hold, 4,626 kg (10,198 lb)
main deck: 6,000 kg (13,227 lb)
Tare weight: 400 kg (882 lb)
Internal volume: 9.6 m3 (339 ft3)


Common designation: LD-11

IATA ULD code: ALP rectangular container
Also known as: ALD, AW2, AWB, AWD, AWZ, DLP, DWB, and MWB.
Refrigerated version: RWB, RWD, and RWZ.
Rate class: Type 6
Description: Full-width lower hold container. Door is canvas. Center post swings clear for loading. Refrigerated version has solid door.
Suitable for: 747, 777, 787, DC-10, MD-11 lower hold
Door opening: 120 x 61-in (305 x 155-cm)
Maximum gross weight: 3,176 kg (7,002 lb)
Tare weight: 185 kg (408 lb)
AS1825 volume: 7.4 m3 (262 ft3)
Boeing volume: 7.2 m3 (256 ft3)


Common designation: LD-26

IATA ULD code: AAF contoured container on P1P base
Rate class: Type 5
Description: Full-width lower hold container angled at both ends. Door is canvas with built-in net door straps.
Suitable for: 747, 777, 787, DC-10, MD-11 lower hold
Door opening: 120 x 60-in (305 x 152-cm)
Maximum gross weight: 6,033 kg (13,300 lb)
Tare weight: 250 kg (551 lb)
AS1825 volume: 13.3 m3 (470 ft3)


Common designation: LD-29

IATA ULD code: AAU contoured container on P1P
base Rate class: Type 5
Description: Full-width lower hold container angled at both ends. Door is canvas with built-in net door straps.
Suitable for: 747 lower hold
Door opening: 118 x 60-in (300 x 152-cm)
Maximum gross weight: 6,033 kg (13,300 lb)
Tare weight: 265 kg (584 lb)
AS1825 volume: 14.4 m3 (510 ft3)


Common designation: LD-29

IATA ULD code: RAU contoured cool container on P1P base.
Rate class: Type 5
Description: Full-width lower hold container angled at both ends. Refrigerated version of AAU has solid door.
Suitable for: 747 lower hold
Door opening: 118 x 60-in (300 x 152-cm)
Maximum gross weight: 6,033 kg (13,300 lb)
Tare weight: 450 kg (992 lb)
Internal volume: 11.1 m3 (392 ft3)


Common designation: LD-39

IATA ULD code: AMU contoured container on P6P base
Rate class: Type 2BG
Description: Full-width lower hold container angled at both ends. Door is canvas with built-in net door straps.
Suitable for: 747 lower hold
Door opening: 120 x 60-in (305 x 152-cm)
Maximum gross weight: 5,035 kg (11,100 lb)
Tare weight: 290 kg (639 lb)
AS1825 volume: 15.9 m3 (560 ft3)


Common designation: DEMI

IATA ULD code: AYY contoured container on half pallet base.
Rate class: Type 7
Description: Half-width main deck container with top contour
Suitable for: 727F, 737F, 757F main deck, 747F, 767F, 777F, DC-10F, MD-11F main deck
Maximum gross weight: 3,016 kg (6,649 lb)
Tare weight: 80 kg (176 lb)
AS1825 volume: 5.8 m3 (206 ft3)


Common designation: M-1

IATA ULD code: AMA rectangular container on P6P base
Rate class: Type 2
Also known as: AMF, AMG, AMK, AMP, AQA, AQD, and AQ6
Description: Main-deck container. Door is canvas with built-in net door straps.
Suitable for: 747F, 747 Combi, 777F center loading only
Maximum gross weight: 6,804 cm (15,000 lb)
Tare weight: 350 kg (772 lb), 
AS1825 volume: 17.6 m3 (623 ft3)


Common designation: M1H

IATA ULD code: AMD contoured
Rate class: Type 2H
Description: Main-deck upper contoured container. Door is canvas with built-in net door straps.
Suitable for: 747F, 747 Combi , 777F center loading only
Maximum gross weight: 6,800 kg (14,491 lb)
Tare weight: 370 kg (816 lb)
AS1825 volume: 21.2 m3 (750 ft3)


Common designation: M-2

IATA ULD code: AGA 20-ft box container
Also known as: ASE
Rate class: Type 1
Description: Main-deck container. Door is solid.
Suitable for: 747F, 747 Combi, 777F center loading only
Maximum gross weight: 11,340 kg (25,000 lb)
Tare weight: 1,000 kg (2,204 lb)
AS1825 volume: 33.7 m3 (1,190 ft3)


Common designation: 30-Ft

Description: 30-Ft (9.1m) Long
Suitable for: 747F Nose Cargo Door Only
Volume: 50.8 m3 (1,755 ft3)


Common designation: 40-Ft 

Description: 40-Ft (12.2m) Long
Suitable for: 747F Nose Cargo Door Only
Volume: 66.5 m3 (2,305 ft3)