The consequences of inadequate loaded and secured cargo can be devastating and everyone who works with transports has a responsibility to keep damages to people, environment and property to a minimum.
When it comes to cargo securing at sea, the rules and regulations are divided into cargo securing to the vessel and cargo securing in cargo transport units. Safe transportation of cargoes requires both of these tasks to be properly performed. The efforts should be guided by applicable international rules and regulations, the structure of which is described in this section.
This section describes the basic principles for cargo securing; the forces that cargo may be exposed to, the movements that may occur during transport and different methods that can be used to prevent the cargo from these movements.
Cargo securing on board is done by using various types of cargo securing equipment and the most common types are described in this section.
This section will show good and bad examples of cargo securing.