Container Stuffing is important to avoid cargo overflow or wastage of space, it is essential for shippers to have a stuffing plan before cargo is loaded into the container. It becomes especially important when the shipment has more than a few containers where it becomes important to optimize the weight and volume over multiple containers. A small change in design can lead to a big gain in efficiency and can lead to lower costs.
Benefits of Containerization
- Reduced and Speedier Handling both in case of Tight and Secure Stow.
- Reduced Packaging and therefore reduced costs. This directly affects the time it takes to get all the cargo loaded onto the container.
- Big cargo can be optimized in stages and demur rage charges on containers can be avoided.
Container Stuffing and Stripping Checklist
- Cargo Type
- Cargo Dimensions
- Cargo Weight
- Cargo Volume
- Transport Route
- Is it the Right Container?
- Is it the right size?
- Is it the rating adequate?
- Check for holes and cracks in the wall
- Are the doors easy to operate
- Locking devices and handles are easy to operate
Container Packing Aim
- Rapid Packing with no delays
- No heavy Manual Handling
- Avoiding Accidents and Preventing Damages
- Position and Preparing Container
- Using Appropriate Equipment
- Using Dunn-age Correctly and ensuring it is treated. Also that the dunn-age wood has low moisture content
- Preventing Condensation – adequate usage of Desiccants to reduce moisture
- Creating the Load Plan
- Closing and Sealing the door
- Attaching Fumigation Labels
- Weighing the Container
Preparing to Unpack
- Positioning and Securing the Container
- Inspection and Removal of Door Seal
- Inspecting Container Content
- Unpacking in sequence and tally
- Sorting and reassembling the consignment at door
- Using Material Handling Equipment
- Checking each package for condition and identity
- Taking damaged packages to appropriate holding area
- Removing dunn-age and wooden items for bracing carefully