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Ensuring safety and efficiency in Chemical cargo securing

Safety is of key importance to all chemical shippers, but this is not always evident in the supply chain. In fact, only 2% of all outgoing containers worldwide are inspected before shipping – and poorly packed cargo accounts for 65% of all damage incidents.

As the global leader in chemical cargo securing, Cordstrap has experts around the world, in constant contact with supply chain and logistics managers. Our daily conversations with them suggest four key issues that chemical shippers need to be aware of: 

  • Operators and dockworkers often lack proper knowledge of cargo securing regulations. And even when adequate, they often get sidelined by daily operational pressures.
  • There is a constant trade-off between customer satisfaction and brand image on one hand and cost on the other.
  • For multi-site locations there is often friction between HQ policy and local implementation.
  • If transportation of goods is being handled by a 3PL supplier, this can create tension with the manufacturer – who wants to lower cost in order to support competitive prices for their products. 3PL’s then find it hard to comply with rules and regulations – with all the risks that this entails during transport.

We believe these daily conflicts can be resolved by moving cargo securing away from a loading bay conversation to becoming a business topic with four key pillars: 

  • Damage reduction and control
  • Efficiency in cargo handling and loading
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Supply chain optimization

In this way, total cost of ownership (TCO) will be reduced – and the risk of damage, poor loading, injuries, spills and accidents can be contained.

Increasingly, cargo worldwide will be inspected more accurately (the Hapag Lloyd ‘Cargo Patrol’ search engine now ensures 20% of dangerous goods are examined in transit) and regulated to avoid incidents in the supply chain. From January 1st 2018, the CTU-Code will become law for the shipment of dangerous goods.

All Cordstrap’s cargo securing solutions are CTU compliant. And our experts can ensure that all global rules and regulations are fully complied with, as well as auditing existing supply chain securing procedures to optimize safety and TCO.

With four simple questions, we can give preliminary cargo securing advice. Just click here and you can be applying our knowledge to your specific requirements within minutes.

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