What the lockdown consequences teach us about moisture damage

During the atypical situation we are living in, many freight companies and other parties involved in the supply chain have taken some extraordinary actions.

Apart from taking measures to protect their employees and visitors, they have taken exceptional decisions to help companies with cargo in transit. They have set up special container storage services at some container ports where companies can hold their cargo in transit while the COVID-19 situation lasts.

Extended transit times (months, for some companies) have brought new problems related to moisture damages.

After many years of helping companies to protect their products from moisture, we have noticed that most of the times when companies are using containers for transport, they don’t calculate the right number of desiccants they need in their containers to protect their cargo.

Most of the companies don’t have any method to prevent moisture damages to their products.

A correct desiccant dimensioning calculates the right absorption capacity and the right amount of desiccants to protect the cargo. It also takes into consideration unexpected extended transit times and deals with situations like the coronavirus lockdown.

Under normal conditions, it is not unusual that shipments suffer delays: weather conditions during shipment, Holidays, port congestion…

Does your company prepare for unexpected delays? Does your moisture damage prevention solution include possible delays?

Here you can find more information about the important factors that affect the quantity of desiccants needed to protect your cargo.

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