Tag Archive: lashing

Assumptions

Mar 03 2015

In our classroom we receive several times a month experts from all over the world. Course members like CSI’s, surveyors or experts from shipping lines or insurance companies. In the beginning, some are a little uncertain, as they don’t know the competence or education level from the others and some can be very sure of themselves, even cocky. Others are waiting to come out of their shell until they get to know their fellow students. Because our course is very interactive, we...

Agreed Safety Percentage

Jan 29 2015

During our daily load-outs, we meet many different parties; shipping lines, supercargoes, surveyors, clients and insurance companies. All those parties have their own way of thinking, which is good of course. When a load- out occurs under ‘class’ regulations, another party will join the discussion. Having an opinion is very good, because communication should always be open and in the end and opinions should lead to results. A result of how the load-out should occur, under which restrictions, rules and...

Friction included or excluded in calculations?

Oct 02 2014

Friction is a magic word in transport engineering. For some companies it means saving money on lashing & securing. For another companies it means to create additional safety for the cargo. When is friction used? How is it used? We all know what the coefficient of friction will be when using steel on timber, or steel on steel etc. Some rubber mats manufacturers state they have mats which could create a coefficient of 0,8g. Amazing…No more lashing and securing for shear...

Just cowboys…?

May 22 2014

Sometimes we meet people on board of ships who pretend to be the king of the world; they start shouting if things are different than their mindset and always trying to convince others of their expertise. Bragging about their many load-outs and the importance of their expertise is mostly dripping of their business cards.I want this, I want that… But why? Because they say so. When these people meet someone who really knows what he’s doing, they suddenly feel intimidated....

“Can it be slightly more?”

Mar 24 2014

If you go to the shops to buy your groceries, often the question is asked “Can it be slightly more?” As often the client agrees on this, but it is hard to see how much more it will be at the end. In lashing & securing of cargo on a ship, very often more lashing will be applied then necessary. For the insurance surveyor this will be very good but for the one who has to pay for all the additional...