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ground can (G-can)

English translation: (on the) ground can, bin, pod

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English term or phrase:ground can (G-can)
Selected answer:(on the) ground can, bin, pod
Entered by: sazo

20:10 Apr 11, 2013
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Tech/Engineering - Transport / Transportation / Shipping
English term or phrase: ground can (G-can)
The text is about airplane ULDs

• This includes containers and pallets.
• Collapsible Metal Pallet (CMP).
• Ground Can (G-Can).
• Roller Cage – can be various shapes and sizes.

Thanks for any suggestion or picture.
sazo
Croatia
Local time: 14:56
(on the) ground can, bin, pod
Explanation:
This is a sort of educated guess; see the Wikipedia site below under
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unit_load_device

Types

ULDs come in two forms: pallets and containers. ULD pallets are rugged sheets of aluminum with rims designed to lock onto cargo net lugs. ULD containers, also known as cans and pods, are closed containers made of aluminum or combination of aluminum (frame) and Lexan (walls), which, depending on the nature of the goods to be transported, may have built-in refrigeration units. Examples of common ULDs and their specifics are listed below.
Volume indicated is internal volume.

Line 3 gives you cans and pods as alternative names for containers, and according to a cargo handler at Manston Airport,in Kent, UK, the UK term is most commonly bins.

The conclusion we reached was that the "ground can" is one used for storage, but which is never loaded onto an aircraft.
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ground can (g-can)
(on the) ground can, bin, pod


Explanation:
This is a sort of educated guess; see the Wikipedia site below under
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unit_load_device

Types

ULDs come in two forms: pallets and containers. ULD pallets are rugged sheets of aluminum with rims designed to lock onto cargo net lugs. ULD containers, also known as cans and pods, are closed containers made of aluminum or combination of aluminum (frame) and Lexan (walls), which, depending on the nature of the goods to be transported, may have built-in refrigeration units. Examples of common ULDs and their specifics are listed below.
Volume indicated is internal volume.

Line 3 gives you cans and pods as alternative names for containers, and according to a cargo handler at Manston Airport,in Kent, UK, the UK term is most commonly bins.

The conclusion we reached was that the "ground can" is one used for storage, but which is never loaded onto an aircraft.

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