In order to carry out the careful transportation of cargo by any means, it is necessary to take care of its packaging in advance in order to protect it from inevitable mechanical damage.
Forwarders of all transport companies accept absolutely various groupage cargoes for transportation on one truck, without special equipment for certain types of cargo.
The shipper must independently take care of the proper packing of his cargo and prepare the cargo properly in order to ensure the safety of its transportation and the safety of the cargo, or order a packing service from a transport company.
In order to choose the appropriate packaging for your cargo, you need to take into account the distance and method of transportation, temperature conditions, compatibility with other cargo. For example, if you need to transport professional skis, you should understand perfectly well that just packing them in a package is not enough. You need a wooden crate to protect fragile cargo from possible accidental breakage.
Each cargo, in addition to the original packaging, must have the strength of the shipping container – necessary for the transportation of cargo, storage, as well as unloading and loading.
Cargoes that can be mechanically damaged during transportation or during loading and unloading operations (chips, scratches, etc.) or, by their nature and shape, require a certain calibrating or forming into packages, must be packed in a suitable size and properties. cargo packing.
For example, bulk products should be packed in tight bags that prevent the contents from spilling out. Glasses are packed in wooden boxes or battens pre-lined with shock-absorbing cushioning materials.
Read more in the additional services section about cargo packing.
Sheathing or timber frame – a rigid package of timber and planks to minimize damage to the goods. Protects against any mechanical stress, prevents contact with other loads or vehicle walls.
It is used for especially valuable cargo and fragile cargo. Certain types of cargo are accepted for carriage only if crates are available.