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Container identification | Who is responsible for load securing? | Friction value on the truck | Incoming container inspection

Episode 21: Stowage bag load securing - Part 2

Why are there no problems in most cases, even though hardly anyone does the math? This can be proven by means of calculations. Provided that, as described in Part 1, no technical errors are made.

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Container identification | Who is responsible for load securing? | Friction value on the truck | Incoming container inspection

Episode 19: Intermodal transport

Combined transport is a frequently used term in logistics, but you often find that not everyone knows exactly what it means. Generally speaking, the weight 44to is often associated with it. However, it is not that simple. A closer look reveals a regulation of the EU with the unwieldy name: COUNCIL DIRECTIVE 92/106/EEC of 7....

Container identification | Who is responsible for load securing? | Friction value on the truck | Incoming container inspection

Episode 18: Verified Gross Weight - Container

The accident involving the 4,419 TEU container ship MSC Napoli on January 18, 2007 in the English Channel during storm Kyrill resulted in the total loss of the ship. (Source: Napoli Report No9/2008 https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/547c703ced915d4c0d000087/NapoliReport.pdf) The investigation is interesting because the result had a direct impact on the packing/stowing of containers. What happened? Image source: Wikipedia

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Container identification | Who is responsible for load securing? | Friction value on the truck | Incoming container inspection

Episode 17: Accidents and the conclusions about the cargo and stowage

Shipping accidents and disasters occur time and again. Some of these are due to incorrect information about the cargo, the weight or incorrect or missing classification of dangerous goods. Inadequate cargo securing leads to transport damage. It is not uncommon for ships to be totaled.

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Container identification | Who is responsible for load securing? | Friction value on the truck | Incoming container inspection

Episode 15: How does a Twistlock work?

The word is made up of the words "twist" for twisting and "lock" for locking. In other words, a technique that creates a lock by twisting. This is the basic principle, of which there are of course various variations. In this specific case, we are talking about twist locks, which are used in container transport.

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Container identification | Who is responsible for load securing? | Friction value on the truck | Incoming container inspection

Episode 13: Door lock at the container

Opening a container is always an exciting affair for everyone. The inspection authorities know from experience that opening a container can sometimes have unpleasant consequences. To prevent this, they always take precautions to ensure that the door can be opened safely. In my experience, there are two types of loaders. One type creates a danger for those who...

Container identification | Who is responsible for load securing? | Friction value on the truck | Incoming container inspection

Episode 12: How does an anti-slip mat work?

Anti-slip mats are often seen as a panacea when it comes to load securing, but is this really the case? However, the many observations I have made during loading operations often reveal a very different picture in practice. Things are often "made worse". The how and what will be explained below. First of all, the functional principle of anti-slip mats (ARM)...

Container identification | Who is responsible for load securing? | Friction value on the truck | Incoming container inspection

Episode 11: Stowage planning in the container Part 1

The stowage of a container does not only begin when it is standing in the yard with the rear doors open, but already when it is clear that a container is required. Those involved or affected are not only those who load the container, but also those who develop, design, plan the manufacture,...

Container identification | Who is responsible for load securing? | Friction value on the truck | Incoming container inspection

Episode 10: Force-fitting

Form-fitting has already been dealt with in Episode 8. treated. Now let's take a closer look at the frictional connection. What is a frictional connection, how does it work and what is important when securing loads? A frictional connection is a connection between two parts via the surface, whereby both surfaces have a high...

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