Maritime transport – The world’s top ports by continent

The world's top ports by continent - Strapa-pack

Maritime transport accounts for 90% of the world’s international trade, so the economic importance of ports is beyond doubt. The business of a port is determined primarily by the amount of containers passing through. In this article we’ll show you the best ones!

Environmentally conscious freight transport: Multimodal logistics in focus

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Carbon dioxide emissions, energy consumption, space utilisation and noise levels. These are the factors that most affect how each mode of transport promotes sustainable development. Transport of goods by road, rail, sea or air – which is the most environmentally friendly alternative? What do we mean by multimodal (combined) transport?

Importance of sea packaging – What are the risk factors?

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Maritime transport is one of the most cost-effective forms of transport – if long delivery time is not a problem, it is an excellent solution. However, special care must be taken with regard to packaging, as the goods can easily move or be damaged by high humidity in a short period of time. If you know the most common risk factors and are properly prepared for them, you won’t face any unexpected annoyance.

Guidelines for load securing during transport

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Almost all types of goods can be transported in containers from clothing to high-value technical articles to machinery and hazardous waste. If the cargo inside the container is shaking, moving back and forth, it may pose a risk to both the handling staff and the safety of the cargo. The most common methods of securing are increasing friction, using support and lashing. In order to find the right technique, a number of factors must be taken into account. For example, the nature of the goods, the packaging used and the transport vehicle.

An important step which you can’t leave out as an exporter: inspecting container loading

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It is necessary to verify the condition of the container (structural stability/damage), the quantity and quality of the goods and whether the packaging has been carried out professionally and carefully. The inspecting person shall also check that the container is properly sealed and that the necessary documentation is available. A full-scale inspection will allow everything to go as planned leaving no chance for any mistakes. The process may also help to clarify the liability of both the exporter and the transporter.

Special packaging materials: Indicators, container securing products, foils and vapour barriers

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Four special packaging materials that are less known but more practical! Indicators provide information on incorrect handling of goods – for example, if the shipment is exposed to too high or too low temperature. We can really utilize the inflatable dunnage bag when the goods are secured into the container. Absorbent substances such as bentonite provide effective protection against high humidity.

Container rain – what is it and what to do against it

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Maritime transport is one of the most popular and cheapest forms of transport where we face many challenges. Heat and humid air are responsible for the formation of container rain. Unfortunately, containers do not lock airtight; there is always some moisture in them. A sudden change in temperature could result in condensation dripping down from the side of the tank and from the ceiling, causing serious damage to the shipment. Fortunately, there is a solution.…

Sustainability of the supply chain – Think Green!

Green logistics aims to reduce the environmental impact of transport tasks, the importance of which is increasingly recognised not only by large multinationals but also by retailers, suppliers and consumers. You don’t need to worry – taking sustainability into account is not the same as deciding on outdated, less effective solutions that do not serve your economic interests. If you are aware of your options, you can simply reduce your company’s carbon footprint without having to make any more serious sacrifices.

Strapa-Pack desiccant – safe and dry

strapa-pack desiccant

Vapor barriers are essential for the transport and storage of moisture-sensitive products (e.g. parts, medicines, textiles). Bentonite is a natural mineral that can absorb many times its volume in moisture. It can be effectively used in many fields, including the construction industry (for example, as a raw material for slurry) and the beauty industry (creams, […]