Frequently Asked Questions

  • Positive Load Securement means that the load is stowed away without any gaps and rests directly on the vehicle body. The prerequisite for this, however, is a sufficiently stable vehicle body
  • Non-positive Load Securement means that the load is pressed onto the loading area by lashing it down. The frictional force increases as a result of the pressure. This in turn secures against slipping. Ultimately, it is not the lashing devices that secure the load directly, but rather they increase and maintain the friction force. The frictional force secures the load.
A distinction must be made here whether it is a temperature-controlled container (reefer) or a standard sea container. Reefer containers have no lashing eyes on the floor or ceiling; the following securing devices can be used here.
  • Screw-in lashing point (this can be attached to any rail on the floor so that lashing straps can be used for retention.)
  • Tygart System (This is an oversized adhesive tape. This is stuck 2 pieces per side to the container wall at any height and sealed in front of the goods. This is done by tensioning the side tapes, which in turn are glued together with an adhesive tape. The length of the side tape must not be less than 150 cm.
  • Dunnage bags in all variations
  • SAM System
The following systems can be used with standard containers.
  • Prefabricated lashing systems
  • Loose belt (bagged goods)
  • Dunnage bags
  • SAM
  • Container tarpaulin
  • Wood cladding
It is important to note how stable the goods to be shipped are.
The basics for the requirement of load securement can be found in the following laws / regulations: ADR; CTU CODE; CSC law; VDI, StvO, HGB.
That the goods are thrown out to the side and / or damaged and / or passers-by are endangered.
Through the use of anti-slip mats on the floor and the use of dunnage bags. With the latter, the load is pressed right and left against the wall, thereby increasing the friction between the wall and the goods.
Reliable loading includes the carrier's obligation to provide a suitable vehicle. Taking into account the prescribed dimensions, weights and axle loads, this must be able to safely transport the goods during normal, contractual transport (even in extreme situations).
If the so-called discard status of a belt has been reached, it must be disposed of. Further use is no longer permitted.
The operational safety of a vehicle is not only the responsibility of the driver, but also of the loader and his supervisor. How can the loading obligations be observed in a legally compliant manner? What influences must be taken into account? What information must the loader provide?

Goods must always be properly secured.
CSC label (Convention for Safe Containers) is a set of rules intended to ensure that containers are manufactured, tested and repaired worldwide according to uniform criteria. This also includes regular inspections and the documentation of this on the CSC label of the container. But what does this say in detail? And what criteria must a container fulfill?

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