- Unbalance load may damage the container
- Heavier packages on top of the light one may damage products
- Improper loading and exposure to elements of the nature may weaken or destroy outer package
What happens when an outer package is wet due to rain?
Rainwater, if seeps in can do serious damage to the contents such as leather goods, wooden products, electronics and electrical parts. So it is best to avoid exposure to rainwater during loading. However, there are times when shipment loading just cannot be stopped. One can make a makeshift roof to reduce exposure of rain while loading container. Here is how it is done.
How to make a temporary tarpaulin roof to avoid rain damage when loading container
- Park your container as close as possible to loading bay to minimize transit time between loading bay and the container.
- Get a roll of tarp or plastic at least 10 feet (3 meter) wide
- Tie two sides to the top of the container
- Tie other two sides of plastic or tarp to the door of the loading bay
- If possible, tie another layer of tarp to a higher wall and container in such way that top layer overlaps the bottom layer.
- This makeshift tarpaulin roof will minimize exposure to rain. Water may accumulate on top of the roof so you may have to drain it intermittently.
- Avoid contact with the tarpaulin roof to any live electric wire
- Remove safely once the container is loaded.