• For heavy steel and metal cargos such as coils
or slabs concentrated on a small cargo footprint,
particular attention should be taken to ensure
that the floor of the cargo is not damaged and that
the weight is equally distributed over the whole floor
of the container. Cordstrap’s specialists can help
plan the most appropriate securing methods.
• 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.
• Dynamic Cargo Securing can prevent damage
to product transported on flat racks, where external
forces can cause a static cargo like steel coils
to behave dynamically. Dynamic Cargo Securing
maintains lashing strength and a high level of security
in transit. It utilizes Cordstrap’s patented grooved
Dynablock buckle and industry leading Cordlash
product to create a single flexible solution.
• Lashing should be applied only after consideration
and calculation of the forces and movements
that may act on the cargo. Such calculations should
be based on current codes and standards.
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.