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How to avoid Container Damage Charges?

Container damage charges can add up quickly, and avoiding them can save you a significant amount of money. Here are some tips to help you avoid container damage charges:

Proper packing: Properly packing your cargo can prevent damage to your container during transport. Make sure your cargo is secured and properly secured to prevent shifting or movement during transit.

Inspection: Before loading your cargo into the container, inspect the container for any existing damage. If you notice any damage, report it to the shipping company immediately to avoid being held responsible for the damage.

Proper loading: Proper loading of the container is important to prevent damage. Make sure to evenly distribute the weight of your cargo throughout the container and avoid overloading it.

Use of proper equipment: Use the right equipment when loading and unloading your cargo, such as forklifts and cranes, to prevent damage to the container.

Proper labeling: Properly label your cargo to ensure that it is handled and stowed correctly especially important for LCL shipments. This can prevent damage caused by mishandling during loading and unloading. Since the co-loader consolidates cargoes from various parties, if your cargo is not labeled with correct handling instructions, you either risk damaging your cargo due to mishandling or due to collision with other items within the container.

By following these tips, you can help to prevent container damage and avoid being charged for any damage that may occur during transport. If you are looking for a specialist to handle your cargoes, do get in touch with us via WhatsApp at 019-387 3128 or drop us an email at

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