The safest way
to the destination
At Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics, we are dedicated to the
safe and careful transport of different types of cargo across
the seas and on land. As we take pride in delivering our
customers’ cargo safely to the intended destination, we
follow closely all regulations stated by international and
IMO*, the International Maritime ments for all cargo onboard. From
Organization, the main governing 2004 the new regulations have
body for maritime matters, has been affecting by all shipping lines.
codified the guiding framework for These instructions form the basis
safety at sea in the SOLAS Conven- for how Wallenius Wilhelmsen
tion (Safety of Life At Sea). IMO has Logistics prepares and handles all
issued a set of regulations for the cargo that travels across the seas
safe stowage and securing require- on our vessels.
*IMO – established by the United Nations in 1948.
Motion at sea IMO Regulations
A vessel at sea is exposed to then combined into three different Vertically (10 m/sec2 =1,0g).
six different movements, these accelerations that must be taken Cargo must be secured with at
movements can occur simul- into consideration for securing least 100% of the cargo weight.
taneously. The motions are of the cargo.
Sideways (8 m/sec2 = 0,8g).
Cargo must be secured with
80% of the cargo weight.
Forward, Backward (4 m/sec2 =
0,4g). Cargo must be secured with
at least 40% of the cargo weight.
Depending on the trade for the
vessel IMO have stipulated require-
ments on what accelerations the
Roll Pitch loaded cargo must be secured for.
Similar acceleration requirements
exist for road, air and train trans-
The key factors of
safe cargo handling
All cargo onboard our ships is handled with great preci-
sion and care. More than 140 years at sea have built a
unique experience in handling a wide range of cargo
efficiently and expertedly. Our modern fleet is designed
for flexible handling and tailor-made transport concepts,
giving us a solid foundation for taking cargoes safely to
Quick Reference Check List Securing points well distinguished
for shipping packed static cargo and properly marked for “lashing only”
1. Plan your shipment as early as 5. It is advisable that heavy 8. It is always the Master on- The securing points shall be attached directly to – The securing point is accessible and of
possible – deliver the packed covered cargo is fitted with board the vessel that has the the unit inside the box/crate. This may be done in sufficient size for the hooks on the lashing chains.
cargo well in advance of load viewing panels for inspection final decision whether to load a variety of ways. The important points are: If the securing points are not designed for lifting it
date in order for us to ensure and must be supplied with the cargo or not. – That the method used is strong enough to is of utmost importance that this is marked.
proper packaging. information including contact secure the cargo onboard the vessel.
To be able to ship your cargo on
list in order to verify that
2. Properly package, label and the planned vessel we need to
contents have been properly
prepare your cargo – clearly have the cargo in the port in
mark/label with name of advance of the vessels load date.
consignee, ID-number and 6. Packed cargo must be se- The reason for this is that we
Port of Discharge cured inside the packaging so need time to inspect the cargo,
that the cargo under no cir- unitise the cargo onto rolltrailers,
3. Crated cargo shall be clearly cumstances can move inside arrange cranes to discharge the
marked with dimensions, of the packaging. The packing cargo etc.
weight plus the centre of must be of such strength that
gravity. it withstands all forces it can Contact
4. Access for lashing directly be exposed to in ports, by Contact your local Wallenius
from the cargo to the deck of lashing and forces caused by Wilhelmsen Logistics office
the vessel must be provided the vessels motion at sea for cargo delivery times and
for all four sides of the cargo (SOLAS). information.
which is over 10 000 kgs. For contact information see:
7. Ensure wood packing com- www.2wglobal.com/www/
The securing points must be plies with regulation, ISPM
well marked. officesAgents
Standard and marked accord-
Securing cargo is
a necessity at sea
The SOLAS Convention delineates proper handling of cargo.
The convention constitutes the cornerstone of the handling
requirements defined by Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics. All
cargo is loaded, stowed and secured throughout the voyage in
strict compliance with the Cargo Securing Manual.
Marking on cargo
Information required on the unit
Port of discharge
Center of gravity Port of transit
Length x Width
Wood treatment x Height. Name
XX - 000
and address of
SOLAS Chapter VI taken during loading and transport written statement explaining how
of cargo units on board RoRo the securing inside the case/
“The shipper shall provide the ships, especially with regard to the package has been arranged, the
master or his representative with securing arrangements onboard explanation must be attached and
appropriate information on the such ships and on the cargo units accessible on the unit alternatively
cargo sufficiently in advance of and with regard to the strength of the case/package should have in- Cargo carrier
loading to enable the precautions the securing points and lashings.” spection openings to verify securing
or Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics A rolltrailer is a cargo carrier that can be used for a wide variety of cargo types. Packed cargo is
which may be necessary for proper
Cargo Securing Manual reserve the right to open the case/ mostly unitised on roll trailers, unless the size, weight, shape and customers requirement allow us
stowage and safe carriage of the
package and inspect the cargo to handle the cargo with forklifts. This means that the height of the cargo increases with the
cargo to be put into effect. Such ”Packed cargo must be secured
securing. Units weighing 10 metric additional height of the rolltrailer by approximately one meter.
information shall be confirmed in inside the packaging so that the
writing and by appropriate shipping ton or more must have securing
cargo under no circumstances can
documents prior to loading the points directly connected to the unit
move inside of the packaging. As a
cargo on the ship.” itself and accessible for securing
general rule all cargo shall be safely
the unit to the vessel. The securing
bolted to bottom support beams of
“Cargo and cargo units carried on points must be marked. Exceptions
sufficient strength and dimension. may be granted by authorized
or under deck shall be so loaded,
The packing itself must be of such Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics
stowed and secured as to prevent
strength that it withstands all forces Operation personnel if specific
as far as practicable, throughout
it can be exposed to in ports, by information and/or visual inspection
the voyage, damages or hazard to
lashings and forces caused by the show that cargo is safely secured
the ship and the persons onboard. inside the packing.”
vessels motion at sea. Shipper
Appropriate precautions shall be must provide a drawing/picture or
From factory to dealer
Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics is factory to dealer, or anywhere in offices in the Americas, Asia,
the leading independent provider between. Our services include Europe and Oceania. Together,
of outbound logistics solutions for ocean transportation, terminal and we operate a seamless network
manufacturers of automotive and technical services, inland distribu- that adds to our customers
rolling equipment. We offer global tion and supply chain management. competitive power and agility.
and integrated solutions from We have 3,200 employees and
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