The Cargo-Lashing Expert

Cargo securing for the economically minded

Weakest link in the chain /2

Cargo securing for the economically minded

This is post number 27 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.

Second chapter in series how NOT to do things. Be aware of the weakest link.

Sometimes the need of lashing points exceeds the supply.

You are not allowed to connect several lashing devices to same lashing point. The reason is mentioned in legislation in many cases, like “if one component in the lashing fails, it must not cause the entire cargo securing to fail.” Therefore connecting standard claw hooks after each other is not allowed as one hook will not tolerate the tension form two straps.

Connecting two hooks in same lashing point is not allowed if the LC value for the lashing point is exceeded or if the itt is loaded unsymmetrically like in the photo here. The weakest link here is the lashing point on the trailer.

It is also worth a thought if a hole you can find in the trailer really is meant for lashing. It’s generally good to be creative, but like in the picture here, the space and circumstances around the king pin will not allow any lashing devices.

Weakest link in the chain


By the way all these tree pictures are taken in an exhibition for professionals in trailer business!


Drive safely,

Cargo Lashing Expert