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Tips and Advice Flat Rack Securing

Valuable cargo can be exposed to extreme external influences on flat racks. Cordstrap’s dynamic cargo securing solutions protect against these and ensure cargo arrives at its destination without damage.

Particular care should be taken with over-wide cargos such as crated machines on flats to secure against sideways sliding and tipping. Cordstrap has developed solutions to ensure that such cargos remain perfectly in place for the entire transport chain – our Cargo Lashing Plates.

Lashing should be applied only after consideration and calculation of the forces and movements that may act on the cargo. Calculations should be based on relevant codes or standards such as the CTU Code. Cordstrap’s team of cargo securing experts can advise for specific applications.

Compliance with the latest version of the CTU code is important for shippers – who are now explicitly responsible for delivering a cargo which is safe and suitable for transport. All Cordstrap shipping solutions are fully CTU code compliant.

Different securing materials have divergent load-deformation properties – and different types must thus not be used to secure the same item of cargo.

Cordstrap strapping and lashing comes in different strengths, from 1,000 lbs (450 daN) to in excess of 45,000 lbs (20,000 daN). Note that polypropylene based straps, whilst superficially similar, have completely different elongation properties from Cordstrap strap.

The best lashing for a particular solution depends on a variety of factors such as the nature and weight of products and mode of transportation.

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