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Washington, D.C., officially known as the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington or D.C., serves as the capital city and federal district of the United States. Situated on the eastern bank of the Potomac River, it forms the southwestern border with Virginia and shares borders with Maryland to the north and east. The city was named after George Washington, a Founding Father, renowned military leader of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and the first President of the United States. Meanwhile, the district derives its name from Columbia, the personification of the nation.

Washington, D.C. holds a significant position as the southern anchor of the Northeast megalopolis, a vast and influential cultural, political, and economic region spanning the northeastern coast from Boston to Washington, D.C., and encompassing New York City, Philadelphia, and Baltimore. As the seat of the U.S. federal government and host to various international organizations, the city holds immense political importance on a global scale. It attracts a large number of visitors, with over 20 million annual tourists as of 2016.

The city is divided into quadrants, centered around the Capitol, and comprises 131 neighborhoods. According to the 2020 census, its population stood at 689,545, making it the 23rd most populous city in the U.S. and the third most populous city in the Southeast, trailing Jacksonville and Charlotte. Additionally, it ranks as the third most populous city in the Mid-Atlantic region, after New York City and Philadelphia. During the workweek, the city experiences an influx of commuters from its Maryland and Virginia suburbs, elevating its daytime population to over one million. Furthermore, the Washington metropolitan area, encompassing parts of Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia, stands as the sixth-largest metropolitan area in the country, with a population of 6.3 million residents as of 2020. Notably, over 54 million people reside within a 250-mile (400 km) radius of the city.

Washington, D.C. is home to all three branches of the U.S. federal government: Congress (legislative), the President (executive), and the Supreme Court (judicial). The city houses numerous government buildings, including iconic landmarks like the White House, the Capitol, the Supreme Court Building, and various federal departments and agencies. Additionally, it boasts numerous national monuments and museums, primarily concentrated around the National Mall, such as the Jefferson Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Washington Monument. The city serves as the headquarters for 177 foreign embassies, as well as international organizations like the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the Organization of American States. Washington, D.C. is also a hub for many prominent industry associations, non-profit organizations, and think tanks, including AARP, the American Red Cross, the Atlantic Council, the Brookings Institution, the National Geographic Society, The Heritage Foundation, the Wilson Center, and others.

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Regarding climate, Washington, D.C. experiences a humid subtropical climate with oceanic influences. Winters tend to be cool to cold, occasionally accompanied by varying degrees of snowfall, while summers are hot and humid. The district falls within plant hardiness zone 8a near downtown, transitioning to zone 7b in other areas.

Summers in Washington, D.C. are characterized by high temperatures and humidity, with an average daily temperature of around 79.8 °F (26.6 °C) in July. The average daily relative humidity hovers around 66%, causing moderate personal discomfort. Heat indices often reach close to 100 °F (38 °C) during the peak of summer. The combination of heat and humidity leads to frequent thunderstorms, some of which may produce tornadoes in the region.

As of 2020, the Washington metropolitan area, including Washington, D.C., and parts of Northern Virginia, Maryland, and West Virginia, boasted the fourth-largest metropolitan economy in the United States, as measured by gross metropolitan product (GMP). Its economy is diversifying, with a growing percentage of jobs in professional and business services, alongside more traditional sectors like tourism, entertainment, and government.

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Between 2009 and 2016, Washington, D.C. consistently ranked at the top in terms of gross domestic product per capita among U.S. states. In 2016, its GDP per capita stood at $160,472, nearly three times higher than that of the second-ranked state, Massachusetts. As of 2022, the metropolitan statistical area reported an unemployment rate of 3.1%, placing it 171st among the 389 metropolitan areas defined by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. Meanwhile, the District of Columbia itself had an unemployment rate of 4.6% during the same period. In 2019, Washington, D.C. recorded the highest median household income in the U.S., amounting to $92,266.

As of July 2022, approximately 25% of the employed population in Washington, D.C. worked for the federal government. The majority of these government employees serve in executive branch departments, agencies, and institutions, while a small percentage work as temporary staff for presidents, members of Congress, or the federal judiciary.

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Many residents of the region are employed by companies and organizations that secure contracts with the federal government or are directly involved in issues related to the government’s work. These include law firms, defense contractors, civilian contractors, nonprofit organizations, lobbying firms, trade unions, industry trade groups, and professional associations, many of which establish their headquarters in or around Washington, D.C. to maintain proximity to the federal government. Several major U.S. government agencies are situated in or near the city, including the United States Department of Defense (headquartered in the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia), the United States Postal Service, the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, the United States Department of Homeland Security, and the United States Department of Justice.

Washington International Airport: Washington Dulles International Airport
Washington Shipping Port: SEATTLE Port USA [US]Un/locode: USSEA


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”


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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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