Sea Containers are an economical and safe way of shipping almost any kind of cargo. But putting a cargo into a closed strong box also entails a constant risk of moisture damage for every kind of cargo on every voyage.
- Metals corrode, discolour and loose their shine
- Cargo and packaging get mouldy, soft, crumbled and discoloured.
- Bad smell
- Physical damage from water, ice, things gluing together, caking etc
Such damage may result in substantial losses and costs. Yet obviously not every shipment suffers moisture damage, and most of those that do, suffer only limited damage. In fact, lots of moisture damage remains unrecognized, because it is considered “normal”. Very few shippers have a good system of feedback from the receivers of their goods. There may be lots of things they don’t know.
The pattern of moisture damage may seem random. The moisture processes are examples of strongly non-linear physics…
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