Booklet Published On Bulk Liquids And Solids In Standard Freight Containers

The advantages of using general-purpose dry cargo containers for the carriage of both dry and liquid bulks as opposed to special units, which probably have to bear the costs of repositioning after use, is discussed in a booklet published by the International Cargo Handling Co-ordination Association (ICHCA). The document warns of the need for correct cargo-handling procedures to be properly established and adhered to so that maximum efficiency may be combined with safety to personnel and equipment.

The methods of preparing containers to receive both solids and liquids in bulk are examined and their loading and unloading discussed. The text is amplified by references to 15 appendices, which include: Load height related to stowage factors; Cleaning procedures; Compatibility testing; Bulkhead constructure and detail, and Calculating the size of bag.

This 46-page briefing pamphlet is the first of an occasional series designed to provide background information and general guidelines on various aspects of cargo handling being prepared by members of a technical group set up by the United Kingdom section of ICHCA.

"Bulk in ISO Containers," by John Agnew, MacGregor Centrex, London, and Gerry Askham, Trinicon SA, Geneva, is available from ICHCA, Abford House, 15 Wilton Road, London SW1V 1LX. Price £4 to members (£8 to nonmembers).

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