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Our high performance team of sea freight service professionals offer many years’ experience delivering shipping containers to USA.

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Chicago, located in the state of Illinois, is the third-most populous city in the United States, following New York City and Los Angeles. With a population of 2,746,388 according to the 2020 census, it is also the most populous city in the Midwest region. Serving as the seat of Cook County, Chicago is the central hub of the vast Chicago metropolitan area, which ranks among the largest in the world.

Situated on the shores of Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837, strategically positioned near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed. It experienced rapid growth during the mid-19th century and became the youngest U.S. city to surpass a population of 100,000 by 1860. Despite the devastation caused by the Great Chicago Fire in 1871, which left over 100,000 people homeless, the city’s population continued to rise, reaching 503,000 by 1880 and surpassing one million within the following decade. The construction boom that ensued contributed to its remarkable population growth, and by 1900, Chicago was the fifth-largest city globally. Throughout its history, Chicago has made significant contributions to urban planning, including innovative architectural styles such as the Chicago School, the development of the City Beautiful Movement, and the birth of the steel-framed skyscraper.

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Chicago serves as a global hub for finance, culture, commerce, industry, education, technology, telecommunications, and transportation. It stands as the financial center of the U.S. Midwest and is notable for being the birthplace of the first standardized futures contracts issued by the Chicago Board of Trade, which now forms part of the world’s largest and most diverse derivatives market. O’Hare International Airport consistently ranks among the busiest airports worldwide, and the city’s transportation infrastructure includes a vast network of federal highways and a prominent railroad system. With a GDP of $689 billion in 2018, the Chicago area possesses one of the highest economic outputs globally. Its economy is diverse, with no single industry employing more than 14% of the workforce. The city is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies spanning various sectors, including Archer-Daniels-Midland, Conagra Brands, Exelon, JLL, Kraft Heinz, McDonald’s, Mondelez International, Motorola Solutions, Sears, and United Airlines Holdings.

International Freight Shipping to Chicago USAChicago experiences a typical hot-summer humid continental climate characterized by four distinct seasons. Summers are hot and humid, often accompanied by heat waves, with average temperatures in July reaching 75.9 °F (24.4 °C) and occasionally exceeding 90 °F (32 °C). Winters are relatively cold and snowy, with January and February being the coldest months. Blizzards can occur, and measurable snowfall may continue through early April. Spring and autumn are mild and brief, with low humidity.

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Chicago boasts the third-largest gross metropolitan product in the United States, reaching approximately $670.5 billion according to estimates in September 2017. Its economy is highly diversified, leading to its recognition as having one of the most balanced economies in the country. The city has been regarded as the fourth-most important business center globally and is home to major financial and futures exchanges, including the Chicago Stock Exchange, Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), and Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME). The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, serving the Bank’s Seventh District, is also located in the city. Additionally, Chicago’s labor pool ranks as the third-largest in the United States, supporting its thriving business environment. The city’s industrial sectors include manufacturing, printing, publishing, food processing, and medical products and services. Furthermore, Chicago’s historical significance in transportation, particularly with the construction of the Illinois and Michigan Canal and the development of railroads, solidified its position as a prominent transportation and distribution center.

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In recent years, Chicago has emerged as a burgeoning hub for web startup companies, drawn by a combination of large business customers, federal research funding, and access to a skilled workforce from the area’s universities. Notable startups based in Chicago include CareerBuilder, Orbitz, Basecamp, Groupon, Feedburner, Grubhub, and NowSecure.

Chicago International Airport: O’hare International Airport

Chicago Shipping Port: Illinois International Port District


20 ft Standard Dry (8’6″ x 8′ x 20′)

20 ft Standard Container Measurements

Weight: 4500lbs
Max Gross Weight: 66,139lbs

Interior Dimensions:

Length: 19′ 5″
Width: 7′ 8-⅛”
Height: 7′ 9-⅝”

Door Opening:

Width: 7’ 8-½”
Height: 7’ 5-¾”

40 ft Standard Dry (8’6″ x 8′ x 40′)

40 ft Standard Container Measurements

Weight: 8500lbs
Max Gross Weight: 66,139lbs

Interior Dimensions:

Length: 39′ ⅜”
Width: 7′ 8-⅛”
Height: 7′ 9-⅝”

Door Opening:

Width: 7’ 8-½”
Height: 7’ 5-¾”

40 ft High Cube (9’6″ x 8′ x 40′)

40 ft High Cube Container Measurements

Weight: 8750 lbs
Max Gross Weight: 68,008lb

Interior Dimensions:

Length: 39′ 4”
Width: 7′ 7”
Height: 8′ 9″

Door Opening:

Width: 7’ 8″‘
Height: 8’ 5”


CargoMaster offers weekly services for break bulk shipping and shipping large items overseas. These types of services vary greatly between shipment , this area of international shipping should be left to only a few true Australian heavy shipping specialists with many years’ experience (like CargoMaster with 35 years transportation experience) Once again, you need to be very careful when choosing a international freight forwarders to handle the shipping of heavy items overseas this is a specialised transportation mode .choosing the wrong freight forwarder could be devastating and cost you heaps of money (there are plenty of stories of freight forwarders failing when it comes to shipping heavy machinery overseas.! The bottom line is Call CargoMaster if you need to ship heavy equipment from Sydney!

Dimensions of 20ft flat rack container

Internal length 5.94 m / 19.5 ft
Internal width 2.35 m / 7.7 ft
Internal height 2.35 m / 7.7 ft
Tare weight 2,360 kg / 5,203.8 lbs
Payload capacity 30,140 kg / 66,458.7 lbs
Cubic capacity 32.7 m³ / 1,154.3 cu ft

Dimensions of 40ft flat rack container

Internal length 12.13 m / 39.8 ft
Internal width 2.40 m / 7.9 ft
Internal height 2.14 m / 7 ft
Tare weight 5,000 kg / 11,025 lbs
Payload capacity 40,000 kg / 88,200 lbs
Cubic capacity 62.2 m³ / 2,195.7 cu ft

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