Are you shipping cargo overseas? If so, you may be wondering how the container stays safe. After all, there is a wide range of risks that any cargo faces as it travels across the ocean, including the weather, moisture, vibrations, extreme temperatures, theft, vandalism, and other criminal activity. How is your container protected? Below are a few steps we take to protect all of our used shipping containers.
One of the biggest threats to any shipment is theft or criminal activity. While containers are generally safe from this threat while on a cargo ship, it’s hard to predict what will happen when the container leaves the ship. Needing protection is especially true in countries that don’t have strict controls on their customs and import processes. We use different types of locks to secure our containers for you to use during the shipment process.
Temperature and Weather Protection
Are your items sensitive to changes in weather and climate? Could they be damaged by extreme heat or cold? Weather can be an issue when you’re shipping overseas and in transit through multiple climates. We use a variety of tools to protect against extreme temperatures. For example, desiccant is an effective protection tool and so are dehumidifiers. Many of our shipping containers have vents to help provide air circulation within the container.
Vibration and Other Disruptions
The ocean can be a rocky environment since there are waves, storms, and other challenges. You obviously want your products to survive the trip. Working with shipping companies that use world-class stabilization tools to protect their containers can keep your products safe. Many strap their containers from the top row down with multiple stabilization tools, so you can feel peace of mind.
Ready to safely ship your products overseas? Contact us today to get a quote and start the process.