Cargo securing in containers – One-way securing
Containers are increasingly being used as load carriers. By using a container the risk of the goods moving during transport is reduced as it can be blocked by the stable container walls. Cargo shifting can damage the cargo, but also, in a worst case scenario, create chain reactions that put both the ship and its crew at risk. If the cargo shifts this can cause serious injury during unloading if it falls out when the doors open.
In addition to mass forces, another major problem is moisture, which can cause rust, mould and damage to packagings. 10% of all transit damage in containers is moisture-related.
Insurance companies and inspection authorities estimate that the cargo in at least half of all containers is inadequately secured. The value of related cargo damage is estimated at a massive 500 billion USD annually. Why should this be the case when adequate cargo securing is such a profitable investment and a cheap precaution? Poor knowledge is probably the main problem, but another reason is that many take a narrow view of the costs of stowage and lashing, instead of seeing them from a wider perspective. Sooner or later, costs will arise somewhere else.
Various regulations exist for cargo securing in containers, depending on the transport mode. If intermodal transport is used, the regulations for each transport mode must be followed. The CTU Code of Practice issued by the IMO is the most central set of regulations. Special regulations exist for hazardous goods. For more detailed information, visit the Mariterm website.
Forankra has long experience of cargo securing in containers and offers a wide range of products for all cargo securing applications. Our solutions meet CTU Code and AAR regulations. Forankra also represents Cordstrap in Sweden and their unique solutions for cargo securing in containers. These solutions also make work easier, faster and more efficient.
Forankra has a wide selection of relevant products and tools for cargo securing in containers. Remember that the goods must be stowed correctly and that the cargo securing material must be chosen and used in the correct way, which requires good knowledge. Feel free to contact Forankra for advice and recommendations.
There are many regulations for ensuring cargo securing in containers. Contact us to discuss how you can secure your cargo in the optimal way.
Forankra offers several services in cargo securing for containers:
• Training in cargo securing
• Customized products and solutions
Example of products used for One Way Securing
There are many different products which can be used for one way securing in containers. Below you will find examples of such products. Click the product link for more information and to see which other products are available within the selected product category.
Straps and buckles
|Description:||CC105/230UF-strap | 32mm Composite White | SBS: 2600daN with CB10 | 230m/coil | 2coil/package|
Key-Lock webbing 50mm
|Description:||Key-Lock webbing 50mm | Breaking: 2000kg | Color: White | Packed in bags | 250m/bag|
Oneway buckle Key-lock 50mm
|Description:||Oneway buckle 50 mm | Key-lock | Breaking: 2000kg | Color: Black | packed in bag | 50pcs/bag | 200pcs/box | 9000pcs/pallet|
Lashing buckle HDB12*N* 40mm Cordstrap
|Description:||Lashing buckle HDB12*N* 40mm | Cordstrap | SBS: 8500daN w. Cordlash 200 | Galvanized | 30pcs/package | 2250pcs/pallet|
Safety strap for container 120cm
|Description:||Safety strap for container 120cm | Width: 50mm | Breaking: 8000daN | Color: Orange|
Lashing for lift dumper
|Description:||Lashing for lift dumper / Container lashing | Long part 2 meter with TPL-7/8 | Ratchet with direct mounted doublehook | No stop seam | LC: 1600daN|
Towingstrap model 2
|Description:||Towingstrap modell 2 | 4 cross straps | Red marking | 10pcs/box|
Strapping tool Cordstrap CT40 manual
|Description:||Strapping tool CT40 manual | Cordstrap | for strap widths 25-40mm | with cutter|
Strapping tool Cordstrap CRT50 manual
|Description:||Strapping tool CRT50 manual |Cordstrap | for strap widths 30-50mm | Pull|
Tensioning tool for oneway system
|Description:||Tensioning tool for oneway system |Ergo | 50mm | "Key-Lock"|
|Description:||Pneumatic tensioner | For oneway lashings 50 mm | 7500 N|
Dunnage bags, Inflators for dunnage bags
Dunnage bag inflator Cargo Tuff
|Description:||Dunnage bag inflator Cargo Tuff | incl. 2x battery & charger | 6600 Mah + Quick connect|
Dunnage bag inflator for PP AirGoBag
|Description:||Dunnage bag inflator | for PP AirGoBag | Quick connect | Aluminum | Black|
|Description:||Corner protection Basic | For 50mm webbing | Height: 100mm | Width: 90mm | Width for slit: 54mm | Thickness: 2,2mm | Plastic, Green | 390pcs/box | 3120pcs/pallet | 8 boxes/pallet|
|Description:||Corner protection | Heavy duty | Measure: 120x120x15x6000 | Plastic, Blue|
|Description:||Corner protection Heavy duty | For 50mm webbing | Measure: 85x120x30 | Plastic, Red | 200pcs/box | 2400pcs/pallet | 12 boxes/pallet|
Contact our experts
Mgr Technique, Quality & Lashing / Lifting
Technical product and compliance specialist
Do it right from the beginning
By securing the goods correctly from the beginning you avoid damages due to goods displacement during transports. For advice and recommendations please, contact our experts.
Products you can trust
CornerLash is a product specially designed for cargo securing of heavy loads in containers (up to 30 ton). CornerLash solves the problem with weak lashing points by using the strongest point of the container – the corner posts – to achieve optimum security.
This and other quality products from Cordstrap make it possible for us to offer a unique range of products suitable for cargo securing in containers.
One Way Securing
One Way Securing is a combination of several different products which together create the required cargo securing solution in a container. Apart from lashings and buckles, products like corner protections, friction material, desiccants and dunnage bags are included in the concept.
Prevent moisture damage
Moisture will move in and out of the container during the course of the voyage. By using desiccants you can prevent the buildup of moisture in the air to levels where it may cause damage to the goods.
Prevent accidents when opening container doors
Seal your containers before transport