An empty shipping container contains 2 to 4 liters of water under normal conditions. Around another 15 liters or more are often added when the container is loaded with goods.
If you’re not careful, an additional 50 liters (or much more) may be accidentally added via the packaging material and a wet container floor. Top this cocktail of with several liters added through container breathing (common in containers in bad shape) and you have a problem.
This problem is common and due to poor knowledge of moisture in the packaging and loading process. It all comes down to the ironic fact that you’re yourself adding the water that will damage your goods.
That’s why the common question ‘How many desiccants do I need?’ is hard to answer. It depends on how successful you are eliminating excess moisture, and keeping the loading process under control. Consistently.
These are examples of issues that cost a lot of money while being easy to fix, if only the knowledge was there. With a proactive approach to moisture damage, you can identify several more and squash them.
The upsides are, on top of saving money, that you become a more reliable partner to your clients.
You also get better control of your shipments, giving you a competitive advantage. Add an improved environmental footprint to the mix, and it’s a no brainer, right?