Compliance, Approval & Certification

Cordstrap is trusted by over 25,000 businesses worldwide to handle their domestic and international shipping challenges. At Cordstrap, we believe that safety comes first in everything we do. To ensure our products and solutions meet the highest international standards we work with the world’s leading accreditation organisations. With knowledge of their approval, our customers can trust in our ability to support their business.

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Find out more below about the different organisations we work with to build the safest cargo-securing solutions.

Association of American Railroads

AAR is the world’s leading railroad policy, research, standard setting and technology organization and focuses on the safety and productivity of the US freight rail industry.

Like Cordstrap, AAR puts tremendous focus on ensuring cargo is transported safely. We work closely with AAR to thoroughly test our solutions and spent over a year testing, improving and developing our Container Solutions with AAR to achieve the best possible result. In 2016, Cordstrap Container Solutions were awarded AAR approval. With several GIS certificates in place, our customers can be sure that their products can be safely transported on American Railroads.

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International Maritime Organization

IMO is the United Nations specialized agency with responsibility for the safety and security of shipping and the prevention of marine pollution by ships.

IMO jointly developed the CTU Code. The CTU Code contains comprehensive information and reference on all aspects of loading and securing of cargo in containers. The CTU Code can be used as a reference source for national regulations and a model for internationally unified legislation. Cordstrap is taking the initiative by ensuring that our global solutions comply with the CTU Code and ensure the highest level of safety. 

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Lloyds Register

Lloyd’s Register is a global engineering, technical and business services organisation that operates across many industry sectors, with some 9,000 employees based in 78 countries.

Lloyd’s Register have a long-standing reputation for integrity, impartiality and technical excellence. We worked with them to assess whether our Container Solutions were CTU Code compliant. We are proud to confirm that Cordstrap’s Container Solutions are CTU Code compliant according to Lloyds Register.

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MariTerm AB

MariTerm AB is a knowledge-based consultancy that specialises in the field of safe, rational and efficient transportation.

MariTerm lends scientific support to Cordstrap in developing solutions that are thoroughly tested and designed to the highest standards. With calculations and models on friction factors, dynamic and static forces, elongation and much more, MariTerm assists Cordstrap in building the best solutions for our customers.

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DNV is the world’s leading classification society and a recognized advisor to the maritime industry.

DNV is Cordstrap’s primary partner for product verification. Through regular collaboration, we can ensure that mechanical properties of all our products are externally assessed and witnessed.

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Bureau Veritas

Accredited by over 60 bodies internationally, Bureau Veritas is a leader in certification of quality, health and safety and environmental management systems.

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