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Cargo Packaging

Corrugated Cardboard boxes

In order to achieve an efficient handling of the bulk cargo, new boxes made with corrugated cardboard should be used, as they are the most resistant and able to maintain products according to their nature. This is due to the fact that they are built using a structure formed by a central arched layer (called fluting) nerve of corrugated paper and glued with adhesive on the wave crests. We suggest certified cardboard boxes, which show marks describing the maximum weight of product that these boxes may contain, maximum amount for stacking, etc.

Shipments containing solids in powdered form

All shipments in powdered form must have internal and external packaging (combined packaging). This will allow proper handling and transport of the product. This combined packing should include product’s external box and an inner packaging made of polyethylene bags, all of them secured with packing tape. To ensure the staff safety, the contact between the product (powder) and eyes and skin must be avoided, as well as inhalation and consumption of it. Note: If shipments containing solids in powdered form are classified as dangerous goods; please see the packagings specifications in the “Dangerous Goods Regulations Guide”

Stacked Cardboard boxes on Skids

When the boxes are stacked to form a skid, the number of boxes being stacked must be considered, to prevent that the lower boxes are crushed due to the combined weight. The marks on the outside of the boxes must be verified (when visible) to confirm that only the listed number of boxes are stacked, and/or that they do not exceed the maximum weight limit of internal content that it can withstand when stacked (tare). Pallets must contain strapping (metal or plastic) and corner protectors so that the skid will not come apart when it is being handled. Customers should consider the type of strap suitable for the cargo packaging, ensuring that the cargo is not damaged.

Packaging for the rainy season

During rainy season, it is recommended to plastic wrap all shipments that may be affected by water or that may be damaged when wet. Note: The packaging of live animals should never be covered with plastic wrap as this will block their ventilation and air supply.