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  • Writer's pictureWallace Ng

Prevent Product Damage With Loose Stuffing

Updated: Oct 19, 2020

Most manufacturers who have an export business use their logistic department to package all their goods.

Normally, managers will instruct workers to fully utilize the space of the container, so that they can load as much of the goods into the container as possible. The intention is to save freight cost and maximize the loading quantities of the goods.

The Problem of Loose Stuffing

Loose stuffing by workers

To fully utilize the space of the container, workers will lose stuff cargo containers manually by hand, instead of loading the container by forklift with the cargo on a pallet.

The term ‘loose stuffing’ is commonly used for manually loading by hand instead of using a forklift.

The problem is, loose stuffing can cause gaps in between the goods in the container. The gaps causes product crushing during its transit to the customer, leaving them with damaged goods.

As a result, the follow situations can occur during sea transportation:

  • Damaged Goods, causing complaints or refund requests.

  • Goods may fall down and hit to the workers who open the container door. This is caused by improper securing methods in the container.

In Malaysia, Companies only take preventative actions when there’s a complaint from customers due to damaged goods or injury cases.

You might have even seen or heard about logistic and warehouse workers using nylon string to bundle or roll up the stretch film to hold the cargo together.

This method doesn’t prevent and danger and serves no purpose. Damaged goods, injuries and complaints will continue if you continue to use this method.

Loose stuffing by workers.

A Simple Container Securing Method

Dunnage air bag

Placement of dunnage air bag

Once the dunnage bag is placed in between the carton boxes, you can use an air gun to inflate the dunnage air bags. It will tighten the goods in container, and is an effective and simple way to maximize the space of the container and reduce internal movement during sea transportation.

Cargo Net

A cargo net being used by the US military

What if there are no more gaps in between the goods when workers lose stuff the goods?

There’s still another way to secure cargoes in transit – Cargo netting or container nets. These nets are specifically designed for loading stacked up cargo with no gaps into containers. Please be reminded, the cargo net is a temporary hold for goods during transit. It’s an ideal way to reduce product damage.

The Cargo net is reusable and simple to use.

We’re confident in the container securing solutions that can solve and reduce your cases of damaged goods. It’s a practical and useful way to ensure package safety during transit, and to increase customer satisfaction. Also, it will increase your brand reputation as well by ensuring your customers receive their goods in perfect condition.

The container securing solutions only minimize the percentage of product damage. They won’t stop all cases of damaged goods, but they will massively reduce them.

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