Container loading, container cargo securing

Goods and products placed in a container may move, slip or overturn due to effects during transport (vibration, acceleration, braking, cornering, etc.). Proper securing of the loaded cargo ensures that this is prevented. The favourable cargo securing solution can be determined by knowing the unique characteristics of the products – the type, size, load capacity of the means of transport and the possible securing points and locations.

These solutions are:

  • Friction-increasement
    The easiest and most obvious way to secure cargo. Increasing the value of thecoefficient of friction between the product and the floor increases the frictional force due to gravity, which ensures the fixation of the product partly or fully.
  • Propping
    In most cases, the goods in the container cannot be properly secured by friction alone. (High loads, loads with non-symmetrical centre of gravity.) Additional load securing must then be provided in such cases. One possible version of this is propping up the cargo.
    During prop-up, either nailing or wedging can be used depending on the properties of the container. The floor of the container is made of thick plywood, so in many cases it is forbidden to nail it. The loading surface of road vehicles is often covered with metal, so nailing there is not possible either.
    Propping is often combined with lashing. This is unavoidable for larger cylindrical objects because the support is not sufficient.
    The timber used in the support can only be imported into some countries (USA, Australia, Japan, etc.) if a Plant Health Certificate is issued. Our company always uses heat-treated wood for the support.
  • Mooring, lashing
    A stand-alone or additional solution for cargo securing. It may be related to the increase of the friction or the propping. Mooring and lashing are very widely used in cargo securing for container transport. The invention of polyester and woven straps opened this solution. These load securing tools have many advantages over the wire and steel wire ropes previously used in lashing.

Our employees with extensive experience in container cargo securing use one or a combination of the abovementioned solutions during our container cargo securing. Our professional cargo securing ensures that the goods reach the consignee safely.