One area that new clients are often pleasantly surprised to find out about is that PSA Ameya specializes in container stuffing and destuffing. Container stuffing is also known as vanning. PSA Ameya is experienced at filling both non-refrigerated and refrigerated (reefer) containers of any size.
It may sound simple and easy but stuffing a container is actually quite complex. One needs an experienced handler, in order to ensure that the container is efficiently stuffed and that the merchandise will arrive at it’s end destination in the condition in which it left.
To avoid problems such as cargo overflow or wastage of space, it is essential to have a stuffing plan before cargo is loaded into the container. The actual capacity of a container depends not only on the dimensions of the carton boxes but also on many other factors such as the packaging material and the competence and experience of the stuffing personnel.
Besides the cargo’s measurement, the stuffing plan should also take the weight into consideration. It is important to note that in many countries the permissible weight limits for road and rail transportation are lower than the maximum payload a container can afford.
Often pallets are used in stuffing a container. There are different sizes and weights and a shipper must be experienced to ensure that the pallets will not move around while the container is in transit. Sometimes, slip sheets are used in place of pallets in order to save space and maximize the container’s load. Occasionally, neither pallets nor slip sheets are used for maximum loading.
An experienced company, such as PSA Ameya, is your logistics partner to ensure that your shipment arrives at its destination in the most cost effective and also in the most pristine condition possible.