Intermediate Bulk Container
Dispatching IBCs by rail, road or sea (or a combination) requires the right packaging to guarantee load security and ensure that your goods are received by your customers quickly and securely.
The IBC (Intermediate Bulk Container) is a transport-safe loading unit itself.
Studies of the German Department of Transportation could show that badly or not secured loads are one of the most frequent causes of accidents of trucks. Nearly 70 per cent of trucks on german motorways are badly or not secured at all. As such badly or not secured cargo is one of the most frequent causes of accidents in road traffic. This makes it even more important to know what measures need to be taken for effective load securing. This is the best way to minimize the risks of transport damages and accidents, fines or legal consequences.
Important auxiliaries for load securing IBCs are:
- Slip resistant materials like anti-slip mats
- Lashing straps (pressure ratch or Ergo-long lever ratchet)
- Edge protectors (cardboard variant of 600 daN point load bearing capacity)
Edge protectors should be applied to avoid point load to the frame. Should the frame bend the inner receptacle might be damaged.
The competent team of Grönheit & Weigel is happy to support you in choosing the adequate means for load securing and the matching auxiliaries.