Goods in Maritime Containers

Forming transport-safe loading units

In 1956 containers were loaded on ships for the first time. In 1961 the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) established the measures of ISO-containers that are still valid today. The world has changed since then! Initially met with a pitying smile, ISO-containers are an integral part of today’s worldwide logistics. In the meantime more than 70 per cent of goods in international carriage are transported in standardized containers. Freight has to be secured in containers against damages.

Due to many advantages, usage of ISO-containers has replaced other forms of transport, increased transportation volumes and has lead to significant cost savings. Also due to globalization container transport achieves annual growth rates of 10 per cent and more. It is necessary that transport-safe loading units must be formed. Initially they must be secured by means of load securing and auxiliaries for load securing in compliance with the CTU packing guidelines. These require the securement of the load to prevent the load falling out when doors are open.

Products utilized for load securing in logistics are anti-slip mats, dunnage bags, strapping bands, restraint systems, edge protectors but also wooden dunnage.

Customs reasons for high-security seal

After loading and securing the load it is sealed with a manipulation-safe high-security seal. This sealing is required for customs. As an alternative for sealing, the container can also be interlocked with a container bar that protects goods not only against damage but also against theft.

The competent team of Grönheit & Weigel is happy to support you in choosing the adequate means for load securing and the matching auxiliaries.