The Cargo must be properly lashed and braced in order to avoid movement of the Cargo forward and aft.
Proper measures must be taken during stuffing/unstuffing, in order to prevent damage to the container.
Metal pipes packed in cardboard/plastic packaging should be treated the same as loose metal pipes.
1.1. Container's side panels as well as end panels shall be protected by plywood boards/wooden pieces/boards of thickness of at least 10 mm in order to distribute the weight of the Cargo on the side panel and bulkhead.
1.2. The Cargo must be packed tightly against the end walls; gaps at the door end must be braced.
1.3. Thick plywood boards should be placed between the pipes' ends and the container's front panel in order to avoid damage to the container as a result of chafing and longitudinal shifting. The front end of the pipes should touch this plywood board (about 10mm) to avoid longitudinal movement.
1.4. A hardwood beam, of a cross-sections size of 7.5 cm x 7.5 cm or larger, the ends of which should be inserted in the corrugated part of the container's side walls and then nailed to the container floor along the width of the container, in order to avoid longitudinal movements of the pipes.
1.5. If pipes of different lengths are shipped together, then an appropriate stopper should be placed for the shorter pipes as well.
2.1. For DV40 At least 6 tight lashing belts should be used across the pipes in identical intervals to restrict sidewise and longitudinal shifting of the pipes.
2.2. In DV20 the Cargo should be lashed in the 3 central lashing points inside the container, securing the Cargo at closed loops, 3 on each side.
3. Land Transportations:
For rail companies (especially in the USA and Canada), extra bracing methods are required according to the rail Company's regulations in order to avoid longitudinal movements of the Cargo, and especially creating a stopper between the doors and the Cargo. There is a need to verify that the intended lashing, bracing and stopper are accepted by the rail Company, using photos, before stuffing the Cargo.