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Tips and Advice Machinery and Equipment

Cordstrap can offer tailor made solutions for machinery and equipment manufacturers that provide the physical insurance needed in a highly competitive global supply chain - safely and cost-effectively, while reducing health and safety and damage related incidents.


• 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. 

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