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Does good load securing always present your company with challenges? Do your employees have different levels of knowledge on the subject? Your...

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

Episode 14: Misjudgements in Load Securement

Many people are involved in the transportation of goods in order to achieve a common result. The common result is the safe transportation of goods from the producer to the consumer. In between, there are several transportation phases in which the goods are subject to the so-called TUL stresses. TUL stands for transportation-transhipment-storage. In each phase, the goods/cargo must be secured in such a way that the...

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

Episode 8: Form fit in the container

Securing loads in containers is not really a problem, but inspection practice and the damage rate show that many shippers/stevedores have difficulties with "knowing how!". In this episode, I want to explain the principles of form-fit stowing/packing and the possibilities of implementation. In many places, the difference between frictional locking and positive locking has already been...

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

Episode 7: The incoming inspection of the container

A significant proportion of all general cargo transportation worldwide is handled by container. Millions of these metal boxes are transported by sea, rail and road. They are subject to special transportation stresses everywhere and when loading, shippers sometimes have no inhibitions about handling them with little care. Although there are globally applicable rules for container testing and...

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

Episode 3: Technical features of the container

The container is often considered as a transport box with which you can do anything. Loads are stowed in the container for which it is not built at all. Therefore, it seems necessary to describe the characteristics of the container in addition to the technical standards and regulations.

Dimensions of a container

Since the container in its current form...

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

Episode 2: CSC badge and ACEP - explanation of abbreviations and inspection criteria

CSC

The "Convention for Safe Containers" was adopted by the IMO (International Maritime Organization) in 1972 and incorporated into German law in 1976 with its publication in the Federal Law Gazette. It is a set of rules designed to ensure that all container manufacturers and owners worldwide manufacture, test and repair the means of transport according to uniform criteria. The regulations...

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

Episode 1: Container Identification - What does a container door have to say?

As containers are one of the most common means of transportation, you can see many of them on the road, usually from behind. There is a lot of information on the rear doors that is very important for those who have to load containers. Therefore, I would like to explain the labeling and its meaning in this episode.

Rear doors

The upper third contains...

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