Use Load Securing to Keep Your Products Safe during Shipment
A large number of all incidents involving cargo movement within ocean containers or on flatrack containers are caused during transport when loads aren’t properly secured. To keep products secure while in transport to their final destination, it is crucial that the proper steps be used to keep them in place. Not only does load securing help to keep your products in their proper position, but it also ensures that the vehicle transporting the goods to or from the port locations stability isn’t compromised and that the load doesn’t present a hazard loading, unloading or transporting.
There are a variety of products available to secure your load during transport. If you want to protect your investment and ensure that your products arrive damage-free, it is crucial that you select the right load securing solution. At Nefab, we can evaluate your needs and help you to choose the right products that will keep your shipments – and staff – safe.
Anti-Slip Rubber Matts
Friction force is a critical factor in securing loads, and increasing this force is one of the most effective ways of keeping a load secured. That’s where anti-slip rubber comes in. With a high coefficient in kinetic friction, anti-slip rubber mats can reduce the sliding properties of smooth loading surfaces. When anti-slip rubber is in place, the danger of freight slipping or shifting during transport will be decreased.
The increased friction that is provided by anti-slip mats will minimize the need for other load securing products. The required tensioning force for lashing will be reduced significantly, which also lowers the number of total lashing straps that are needed. Not only will this save you both time and money, but it is also beneficial for transporting items like plasterboard, pipes, panels, or any other product that could deform or become compressed under loading stress.
In addition to these benefits, there are several other reasons that you might want to invest in anti-slip rubber for shipping your products:
Reusable. You’ll save money by reusing your anti-slip rubber for more than one shipment.
Durability. Not only is anti-slip rubber strong against friction, but it also stands up well to extension and traction.
Easy to store. Anti-slip rubber is easy to store and doesn’t take up a lot of room in a warehouse, making it a long-term investment for your load securing needs.
Lashing is a broad term that refers to securing arrangements that are used in containers and on flatracks being shipped by ocean. It includes using nylon ratchet straps, polyester or polyethylene webbing, chains and binders, inflatable air bags, rubber mats, and lumber or plywood in order to keep the cargo in place during transport. Items such as the nylon ratchet straps, rubber friction mats, chains and binders, and dunnage bags can be reused so it is not a onetime investment.
Paper Dunnage Bags
Dunnage bags are a cost-effective solution to ensure that your freight arrives at its final destination without damage. They are typically manufactured from one or more layers of polyethylene and kraft paper – two ply bags are good options for trucks and intermodal ocean shipments, while stronger four ply bags are better suited for heavier truck and larger vessel shipments. There are several benefits to choosing paper dunnage bags during load securing: Available in custom sizes, Bags easily deflate without sharp objects, Can be reused, Conforms to the shape of cargo, Sidewall loading is designed for maximum bracing, 100% recyclable.
Dunnage bags are inserted into the empty cavities between the cargo and container walls and between pallet or crated items in the container. Once they are positioned in place, they are inflated with compressed air up to the recommended level. Once inflated, the bags stabilize the load and prevent movement of the cargo forward and aft as well as side to side. This eliminates the need for using custom cut lumber bracing or strapping to lashing rings in the container.
Choose Nefab for Your Load Securing Needs
At Nefab, we understand the importance of proper load securing. Not only does proper load securing protect your products from damage from movement and tipping, it also helps to protect employees, other vehicles and persons on the road, as well as the environment. The correct load securing products can also support your company image, and we can create the right solution for your products. We offer port services in Hamburg, Los Angeles, and Shanghai which allows us to secure your cargo before ocean shipment.