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PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2021 11:37 am    Post subject: Loading of ship containers Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I am helping a friend load tractors and equipment in a sea van
destined for Belgium. I have asked the shipping company for
requirements on how to make the items secure. The office
personnel says they have no such form. Can someone with
experience help me? I want to make no mistakes.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 2021 6:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Loading of ship containers Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Remember that no one is going to check the inside till it gets where it is going(customs)If it is laying on it side you better have it blocked good.It is all up to the shipper to secure the load.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2021 6:47 am    Post subject: Re: Loading of ship containers Reply to specific post Reply with quote

what i found is that it is the same as RR open top loading specs.
That would mean 3g for and aft, 2g side to side and 2g verticle. So a 2000 lb. load would need securing equal to 6000 lbs front to rear, 4000 lbs side to side and the same verticl. Can be a combination of blocking and straps/chains/banding,etc.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2021 12:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Loading of ship containers Reply to specific post Reply with quote



They have slots cut into the interior for chains, correct?
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2021 2:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Loading of ship containers Reply to specific post Reply with quote

No, I have never seen a box container with chain tie downs. Would I weld some and spray paint the outside where the weld marks show? Yes I would.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2021 3:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Loading of ship containers Reply to specific post Reply with quote

A 20 foot standard shipping container has five tiedown loops along the floor and ceiling at the walls. Thats is twenty loops in a 20 foot container.
Double the above for a forty foot container.

The loops are half inch rod bent into a U and welded tio the horizontal members.



Industry standard for 25+ years now.

This post was edited by DoubleO7 on 06/13/2021 at 04:48 pm.

 
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2021 8:19 am    Post subject: Re: Loading of ship containers Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Most people throw a cup of coffee on the floor after its loaded to mask the smell of gas and oil
 
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 19, 2021 2:05 am    Post subject: Re: Loading of ship containers Reply to specific post Reply with quote

From having hauled some for a few years I didn't see where they worried about securing freight in them load and send. If it shifted so sad to bad.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 20, 2021 5:28 am    Post subject: Re: Loading of ship containers Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Every container we ever received at work with machinery & tooling (weighing 5 & 10 tons in some instances) from over seas was well cribbed in place with 4x4's & 6x6's meant to keep it from shifting on the floor, and timbers structured to support it against the roof. Some were on massive skids that fit the floor with only a couple inches clearance to the walls, and 4x4's holding it to the floor from the ceiling. Thousands of containers can be loaded to a ship every day, let alone the transport to & from the starting and ending location. Shiit does happen. Containers can also be tipped sharply during handling, and as much at 45 degrees as the ship rolls out to sea for days on end. As mentioned earlier, once the doors are closed on a container, nobody will be checking your load. Not sure how damage is contended with at the other end, but with old tractors, it's the irreplaceability that is the greater concern. Overkilling on packaging & cribbing & tie downs is your safest bet.
 
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