The global food and beverage industry relies on a complicated supply chain in which every participant must take full responsibility for quality control and safety, with any accident or recall potentially causing lasting, international damage to a brand.
Any bottlenecks during cargo securing can affect total cost of ownership and compromise logistics. One key area where they can arise is at the loading dock of production plants. Inefficient securing methods used at this critical point can slow down the whole supply chain and lead to inefficiency, accidents, spills and rejection of loads. These not only mean losing money, but also loss of confidence in the business as a supplier, expensive customer claims and the complication of dealing with returned containers.
The latest version of the IMDG Code now makes explicit reference to the CTU-Code with regard to properly securing cargo. This means that companies will need to take a much closer look at their shipping responsibilities. The CTU-Code states, “although the carrier generally is responsible to deliver the cargo in the same condition as received, it is the shipper who should deliver a cargo that is safe and suitable for transport.” Complying with the CTU-Code now means complying with the IMDG Code – and by choosing not to comply with the CTU-Code, shippers are not complying with industry best practice.
At Cordstrap, we welcomed the CTU-Code when introduced as clear best practice on how to secure cargo. We have over 50 years experience of the food and beverage industry’s typical loads and a deep understanding of the differing ways in which they behave. Our experts audit customer requirements and then produce innovative solutions that meet their securing needs, working in partnership to eliminate threats to revenue or reputation when fragile goods are in transit. Our revolutionary solutions for container cargo securing, AnchorLash and CornerLash, are fully CTU-Code compliant.
With four simple questions, we can give preliminary cargo securing advice for your fragile loads. Just click here and you can be applying our knowledge to your specific requirements within minutes. And enjoying the peace of mind that working with the global leader in cargo securing brings.
 CTU-Code, 2013