Old 3rd Jan 2019, 18:44
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Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: England
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Incorrectly packed containers are often the cause of container loss during heavy weather, I witnessed a number of ships missing containers whilst sailing around Asia just before the typhoon season. One example I saw was a 20ft container with two steel coils inside, clearly strapped down with insufficient straps. As soon as the ship got a roll on, the steel coil broke free and straight through the side of the container.

A disproportionate amount of containers lost contain personal effects, usually everything a person/family owns stuffed into a TEU whilst they move abroad/back home. Putting a container high up on the stack costs next to nothing
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