WIT Press


Damages To Goods Transported In Dry Box Containers By Maintenance Deficiencies

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/PORTS000311

Volume

51

Pages

7

Published

2000

Size

679 kb

Author(s)

J. Martin

Abstract

The general use of containers for the multimodal transport of dangerous goods, and particularly of the 20' and 40' dry-box type, is nowadays widely increasing. If we rely on the rules of logic, and also on the evidence of results, we could assure that claims due to damages on goods transported in 20' and 40' dry box containers are increasing as they keep pace with the number of expeditions. A high percentage of these claims are due to the fact that goods were wet or had stains due to wetting in their packages when they were received. This paper is based on the results of a descriptive study on the causes of damages on goods provoked by lack of or deficient maintenance of containers. On the base of lack or deficient maintenance of containers, and as time passes, the deterioration of concrete z

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