Containers that haven’t been loaded correctly pose the risk of damaging or losing cargo, containers, the vessel, and may cause potential hazards to people and marine life. This can lead to significant economic losses for carriers and customers. The shipper can be held liable for any accident or event attributable to poor cargo packing, securing, or handling.
As the shipper, you should be familiar with the CTU Code, which is the international best practice guideline for the safe loading of containers. A key message in the CTU Code is to dedicate careful planning prior to loading the shipping container.