Maritime traffic logistics with containers

Cargoes in containers go through a long transport chain in various steps that take place both on land as at sea. Therefore, the cargo must be secured in overseas shipping containers on all sides. It is particularly important, however, to secure the cargo towards the side of the door, for when opening it, components of the load must not be permitted to fall out. Most containers are so-called ISO-containers, the size, holders and stackability of which are standardized. Maritime containers contain the following components for cargo securing: lashing bridges at the corner posts and longitudinal roof and bottom beams or lashing rings in the floor, ribbed steel side panels and a wooden container floor. The load securing equipment can be attached to these components. You can secure your load e.g. by strapping it or by using dunnage bags. Furthermore, loading should be effective and cheap, for time is money in container logistics as well. Accordingly, you will find a large number of load securing systems in our online shop that will surely present you with a solution for your goods. 

Cargo securing in containers by strapping

Product strapping or bundling belts can be made of steel, plastic, textile or e.g. polyester. Determining factors for the right choice of the lashing material are the load itself, its weight and the presence of sharp edges. These and other factors determine what tear strength is needed for the lashing belt, and which kind of material should be used. In the case of loading units on pallets, lashing belts can be a sufficient means of securing cargo when used properly. Belts made from polyester have the advantage that they are as strong as steel but also reduce the user's risk of injury. Moreover, they will cause less scratching of sensitive product surfaces. 

Please use lashing belts if the goods are shipped abroad

“Lashing” is as a concept used in maritime traffic when disposable lashing belts are being used. They are often preferred over reusable lashing belts if certain goods are being shipped abroad and if a high level of stability is needed. There are different load types that can be lashed in containers, such as goods in barrels, IBC containers, soft packages or loading units in bundles or on pallets. For every loading unit, there is a different lashing material. We will be happy to advise you which system is best suited for your cargo. Dunnage bags are essential, also when securing cargoes in maritime containers, for they help fill the gaps between the cargo and the side walls. If you should have any questions, you can reach us via the contact form or call us. We will advise you about the suitable securing material for your maritime container.