Cargo securing for the economically minded
How to cope with soft objects
This is posting number 20 in a series of cargo securing advice and useful hints. These are meant for people who think economically. They do not like to waste time, muscle power, risk their health or pay fines.
Sacks, boxes, big bags and octabins that are so weak, they will break under the straps?
Use a strong fabric, where the lashing forces are transferred to the fabric. This way you will distribute the lashing forces as evenly as possible on the surface. The surface pressure is the same all over the top and therefore therefor the packages have a lot better chance of surviving. At the same time, you will prevent the items from moving. This saves a lot of time compared to the alternative, climbing up and placing first the straps in the correct places (if possible) and after that the corner protectors.
Cargo Lashing Expert