Properly loading a container will help protect your goods from damage during transit. The goods need to be protected from sliding around during the unsteady ocean leg, and from rattling and banging if the container is traveling via rail.
Your supplier is responsible for loading the container “shipper’s load, stow, and count.” “Shipper’s load, stow, and count” means that the supplier is responsible for loading the container, the number of cartons in the container, and the securement of the cartons. If the container is not loaded correctly, neither the carrier nor Flexport is held liable.
Keep the following guidelines in mind when loading a container:
Secure the cargo using items such as:
Your supplier should know which securements will be most effective for your cargo.
See [Tips for Packaging and Damage Prevention](https://www.flexport.com/help/163-packaging-damage-prevention-guide) for more information on how to package your goods to protect them from damage during transit.
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