Sea transport is one of the most popular forms of transport around the world due to its high volume capacity and cost-effectiveness.
However, what many do not expect is the extreme exposure during the long transit periods. Saline air and the relative humidity above 50% dramatically increase the risk of corrosion and mold formation.
In case of container vessels, the cargo capacity may exceed 50,000 tonnes, so
the material damage suffered may be much greater than in case of other modes of transport.
The stakes are not small, the amount of damage can be up to millions of euros or dollars.
Although sea transport is a relatively safe mode of transport, there are some risk factors that you have to take into account.
If you want to exclude risk factors and transport damage due to high humidity, multiple movements and transshipment, you need a packaging solution that requires a great deal of caution.
MEETING INDIVIDUAL PACKAGING NEEDS
Our experienced colleagues have encountered a wide variety of packaging requirements during our nearly two decades of existence. Is the shipment an 80-ton oversized machine or a super-sensitive instrument? We know that each item is different, so we focus on unique solutions specifically tailored to the particular shipment.
We are well aware of professional materials, tools and solutions that can effectively protect our customers against corrosion and mold caused by saline air. In our own box and crate plant, the best quality products are manufactured by using only adequate quality raw materials. We manufacture our products quickly for you to ensure efficient and smooth operation.
The required packaging is always determined and constructed
by considering the mode of transport, the quantity, the weight and nature of the goods.
For sea packaging, we use anti-corrosion vacuum bags barrier film bags and laminated foils and with desiccants. Machines that are packaged this way are usually secured in wooden crates.
The packaging of high-value machinery and equipment requires careful care.
The innovative VCI technology forms an invisible protective layer on the surfaces. By using it we can exclude the possibility of corrosion of sensitive machines and components for a long time.
Larger than average machines and equipment where the wooden packaging is not economical are first covered with VCI or vapour barrier film,and then with special high-tenacity shrink film.
We protect the consignment against condensation by the application of internal vapour barrier bags.
We determine the type, presentation and quantity of the required vapour barrier according to the nature of the goods.
Transport control tools, i.e. indicators, are used to prevent shipping damage.
These devices are capable of indicating the mishandling of goods during the journey of the package.
A wide range of indicators allows us to offer our partners the best solution. Impact indicators, rollover indicators, humidity and temperature indicators significantly reduce the risk of shipping damage.
Indicators make it possible to determine the place and time of the shipping damage and draw attention to careful and responsible handling of goods.
Humidity indicators shall indicate the relative humidity inside the packaging, expressed as a percentage, during transport or storage. Humidity indicators are usually used in conjunction with a dehumidifier when transporting sensitive electrical equipment.
When it comes to large quantities of goods, more and more companies choose shipping in container by sea to deliver their export and import products to the destination.
Strapa-Pack Ltd. places particular emphasis on the proper loading, securing, padding and support of the cargo.
We prepare the loading plan and load the goods in a way that is as economical as possible, allowing for the most optimal use of space.
Our colleagues secure the machines and products with straps, inflatable dunnage bags or wood, both packed and unpacked.
Wood material is heat-treated, and they fully comply with the requirements of ISPM 15. This is essential for the delivery of goods to non-EU countries. The lifting equipment (crane, forklift) required for work is also provided for our customers.
What can you expect as a customer of Strapa-Pack?