• For heavy machinery cargo concentrated on a small
footprint, particular attention should be taken
to ensure that the floor of the cargo is not damaged
and the weight is equally distributed over the whole
floor of the container. Cordstrap’s specialists can help
plan the most appropriate securing methods.
• Particular care should be taken with over-wide cargo
such as crated machines on flat racks to secure against
sideways sliding and tipping. Cordstrap has
developed solutions to ensure that such cargo
remain perfectly in place for the entire transport
chain – our Cargo Lashing Plates.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.