4This quiz is based on a customer query which our team witnessed recently during a customer meeting. The customer was planning to import some shipments from China to India.  The plan was to import these shipments and then store the material in India in order to reduce the ‘time to market’, so that as and when client’s client demands these products, the same can supplied to them immediately.

The client had given the details of these shipments to couple of other ‘leading logistics companies’ as well but most of them have responded with the standard freight rates for shipping and storage only as below:

  • Freight from China Port to India warehouse – USD 2500/40 feet container (All inclusive)
  • Cost of storage in pallet in the warehouse in India – INR 1000/Pallet per month (~USD18/pallet/month)

No one had responded on the exact customer queries. As part of the discussions, the client gave the shipment details to our team as well. The details are as:

The customer was planning to bring yarn from China. The yarns spools were to be packed in cartons which in turn would be stuffed in a 40 feet container. This container would be brought to India via Ship. In India, these cartons were to be de-stuffed from the container and to be placed in standard pallets and stored for about 2 months, until sold.

The client wanted to have minimum cost of shipping as well as storage per carton. This meant that maximum cartons should be stuffed inside the container and also maximum cartons should be placed in one pallet.

The dimensions of the carton, container and pallet are as:


Length – 580mm,
Width – 385mm,
Height – 525mm


Container (Inner Dim)
Length – 39.39 feet,
Width – 7.71 feet;
Height – 7.80 feet


Length – 1.0 Meters
Breadth – 1.2 Meters
Height – 1.5 Meters

Customer queries for you as Logistics experts:

Question 1 – How many of these carton can be stuffed in the 40 feet Container?

Question 2 – How many pallets are required to accommodate the total cartons stuffed in 40 feet container?

Question 3 – What is the minimum cost per carton for freight and storage in pallets for 2 months?

You can write your answers to any of the below:

In order for your answers to be eligible for a prize and listing of your Name & Photograph in Genex Logistics media pages, your replies should reach us on or before 6PM of 12th February, 2013 !

Wacth out our Social media Pages for results as well as for more quizes and case studies !

This quiz is a prologue to series of case studies that Genex Logistics plans to bring to you to stimulate your brains and test your Innovative Quotient in Logistics & Supply Chain.

Genex Logistics has always been at the fore front of offering innovative solutions to its clients in Contract Logistics, Service Logistics, Reverse Logistics, Freight Management, Project Logistics and consolidation service for International Freight across industries. Come tap into our network of International Freight, Bonded warehouses, Logistics Centers and FTWZ footprints spread around the country.

For more information you can check at www.genexlogistics.in  or can write to info@genexlog.com

Note: The above quiz is proprietary of Genex Logistics and any use of the above material for any purpose can only be done with prior written permission from Genex Logistics.