Moisture damage can be very unpredictable. Not every shipment suffers from moisture damage, so even if twenty container transports are perfectly safe, the twenty-first can be a disaster. Which may result in substantial losses and costs for your company.
Very small differences in the cargo and voyage conditions can have a huge effect on the outcome. In some cases even a few tens of grams of water in the wrong place is enough to cause significant damage. And even small changes can result in big improvements.
The humidity of the air changes as a result of the change in temperature. When air cools it becomes more humid, even though the moisture content in the air remains the same. The humidity in a container will go up and down throughout the voyage, as a result of temperature fluctuations. If the temperature changes rapidly there is always a moisture risk, even if the container may be fairly dry.
Part of your supply chain
Protecting products from moisture during shipment should be as natural as protecting them from physical damage or theft. Our customers avoid costly moisture damage by making moisture protection an integrated part of their supply chain. They create a framework where the moisture protection applied is carefully specified.
Important factors that affect the kind and number of desiccants needed to protect your cargo.
- Weather conditions when loading?
- Is the container in good condition?
- Is the container airtight?
- Is the container dry when loading?
- Type of packaging?
- Dry or moist goods?
- Container position on vessel (below or upper decks)
- Temperature differences
- Relative humidity
- Duration and conditions during transport