Not packing goods, the right way could lead it being more and more vulnerable to potential damage. And this damage cause could account a lot in the books of accounts and also in terms of overall profit margins. Thus increasing the overall cost, the considering businessman would have to bear. In order to avoid this and make sure to avoid potential damage, a businessman ought to consider the different measures he could use in order to control such unwanted and additional costs. The following are some of the most important aspects to consider in order to make sure that the damage to the cargo is minimum or almost non-existent.
All goods are fragile and their fragility could vary based on different aspects and degrees. Regardless of this, it is essential that you do indeed consider the kind of product you are handling. A good that is more fragile would require a lot of protection and strong and effective packing material to be covered with. While one that is less fragile could be transported easily in a cardboard box or in a wooden crater without facing much damage at all. This is because as the fragility degree of the product increases, it needs more and more protection from the damages that could happen due to shifting about within the shipping container in Brisbane or the delivery truck. In order to prevent these from happening frequently, some dealers either ship more products together within a crater by either compartmentalizing or individually packing them with specialized packing materials. This way the room for movement is minimized to almost minimal to none at all. And so, it is essential that you consider the fragility levels of the transporting good before you transport anything with any sort of packing material. This is because on the whole the packing material to be used varies based on how damage prone the product is.
The ECT level
This is mainly in consideration with the weight levels that could be stacked upon a particular box wall. ECT stands for the Edge Crush Test, and exceeding this level while stacking such boxes one on top of the other could lead to it falling apart and completely collapsing destroying the box in itself along with the contents inside it. and because of this is better to use single-walled boxes for products that are small or medium in size and for larger ones it would be best to use doubled or tripled walled ridged boxes.
In addition to these it would also be best to consider the specialized packing material used for the transport of liquids as well. as these too need special attention when being transported especially if it is liquid chemicals that could pose a threat. So consider the above and choose the most suitable packing materials for your goods!