Services Products All Products Container desiccants Absorpole AbsorBag AbsorGel Hanging AbsorGel Blanket AbsorGel Max & Compact AbsorGel Sheet In-box desiccants AbsorGel Pouches AbsorGel Sheet Accessories Packaging Industries Agriculture Electronics Cocoa Automotive Knowledge Moisture Magazine What is a desiccant? Container rain Moisture damage costs Moisture damage Why calcium chloride? FAQ About Our organization R&D Quality and production News Our people Sustainability Sustainable desiccants Circular economy program Contact Language Contact us The costs of moisture damage Moisture damage costs during transport of goods are as unpredictable as they are expensive. No one knows for sure the costs, but the amount is substantial. Insurers estimate that approximately 12% of all container shipment damage is moisture-related. If the retail value of one shipping container is USD 500,000, even at a minor moisture damage rate of 1% you may have to scrap products worth USD 5,000. Multiply the amount scrapped by the number of containers you are shipping yearly, and that could mean goods worth millions of dollars are lost every single year. Payment options Avoidable environmental and other hidden costs Moisture damage goes beyond money, it also impacts the environment and leads to an inefficient use of available resources. The consequences of ineffective management of moisture during transportation take us further away from the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals to achieve a better and sustainable future – something that concerns us all. At Absortech, we think it’s unnecessary to expose your products to moisture during container transport. Surprisingly, many companies still accept the large scrapping costs that follow. But these are only a “tip of the iceberg” cost, and many miss the hidden costs: Re-packing Decontamination Production interruption Bad will, weakening the supplier/customer relationship Damage to the brand Environmental waste/damage Missed business opportunities Seasonal sales Lost revenue from cancelled deliveries How to avoid moisture damage costs? The first step to avoiding moisture damage costs is to become aware of the problem. Then owning the issue to start doing something about it. Faced with a moisture damage issue and costs where the origin is unknown, the smartest thing to do is contact an expert in moisture damage prevention. The Absortech Peace of Moisture Mind® process helps you find the root cause for those costs, and find the right moisture damage prevention solution for your company.