Saturday, 4 July 2020


container stuffing inspection
One of the top ten major mistakes that 95 percent of first time exporters make is paying minimal attention to stuffing their containers properly. It is however critical to the success of the export transaction especially with regards to agricultural commodities.

Stuffing the container correctly reduces the risk of spoilage and quality deterioration by more than 90 percent. It starts with examining the empty container thoroughly to ensure that there are no holes in it.

Afterwards, proper dressing materials- dry bags and paper-in the right proportion are used to line the sides of the container to reduce the effects of condensation and moisture. Lastly, the container is stuffed with the minimum required number of bags to allow for proper aeration.

Overloading the container in a bid to maximize space is a recipe for disaster. When your container is finally opened at destination, will your buyers be impressed with your goods or will they strike you off their list of suppliers? In exports, it’s better to be safe than sorry!

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