Confused by your FOBs and CIFs, need some information on Customs Regulations, or just have an interest in different ULD specifications?  Our Resource section is designed to answer these, and many more questions that you may have at the click of a button – as well as provide you with some interesting facts about freight forwarding services and logistics.C-TPAT Business Partner Security AssessmentAs a part of our commitment, Horizon International Cargo Inc. must assess the security practices of all our business partners and service providers.  A questionnaire has been produced to complete as fully as possible, which serves as a tool for that assessment. We expect our business partners to cooperate with C-TPAT Program to strengthen the security of the global supply chain and the effectiveness of the supply chain management solutions offered to customers. Credit Application FormsAs international freight forwarders, Horizon International Cargo trades under various established trading terms and conditions, many of which are standard to the freight and logistics industries.  All customers are asked to fill out one of our credit application forms in order to apply for credit accounts so that they don’t have to pay up front for shipments.

Copies of our Credit Application Forms can be found on our documents page and they are unique to each geographical location. Horizon’s FMC Tariff Rules for the USA are also published here.



This chart is a general outline of costs and risks. For specific guidance, consult Incoterms 2010, published by the International Chamber of Commerce. Only CIF and CIP place an obligation on anyone to purchase cargo insurance. However, it is usually a good idea for the seller or buyer to purchase insurance to protect against risk.


Container Sizes
Aircraft loads can consist of containers, pallets, or a mix of ULD types, depending on requirements.

  • 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 ofaluminum or combination of aluminum (frame) and Lexan (walls). Depending on the nature of the goods to be transported, these may have built-in refrigeration units.

A Full Container Load (FCL) is a standard (20 or 40 ft length) container, depending on the country of origin.  FCL means the loading reaches its allowable maximum weight or full measurement. In practice, FCL in sea freight does not always mean that container shipping companies will pack a container to its full payload or full capacity. Сontainer loading is a difficult procedure and during the loading it is necessary to take great care in order to avoid cargo damage

Less than Container Load (LCL) is a shipment that is not large enough to fill a standard cargo container.


Click for a list of Air Freight Containers


Click for a list of Air Freight Pallets


Click for a list of Ocean Freight Containers

Dangerous Goods

IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations

  • International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) regulations about transporting dangerous goods by air

International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code

  • International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) guidance on the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) code for the shipping of dangerous goods by sea

US Export Administration Regulations

U.S. Export Administration Regulations

  • Commonly known as the EAR, this acts as a connection to the actual U.S. export regulations

US Customs Forms