The Importance Of Using Lashing Straps To Restrain Cargo

Perhaps more than any other load restraint solution, lashing straps are of critical importance to ensuring that cargo arrives safely and undamaged to its destination. This simple yet highly effective technology provides a reliable, strong and extremely secure means of keeping cargo stable during transportation. Virtually no other cargo restraint solution is capable of comparing […]

How To Ensure Lashing Straps Are Used Safely

Cargo lashing straps are an indispensable part of cargo restraint throughout the shipping and logistics industry. These straps are extremely strong and versatile devices that can ensure cargo of all shapes and sizes are properly restrained to avoid any damage to the goods themselves or to personnel working in warehouses and shipping yards. However, the […]

Heavy-duty Lashing Straps: How they work in Shipping Containers

Heavy-duty lashing straps are an important part of securing cargo for transit. This cargo restraint technology is very effective and useful for transporting heavy goods that need strong restraint systems. In this blog, we review how heavy-duty lashing straps work, why they are so important for the moving and transportation of cargo, and the kinds […]

Load restraint methods for shipping containers

There are many things to consider when loading a shipping container, be it a standard GP or reefer container, with product. The number one goal for most is to ensure your cargo arrives at its destination, the way you loaded it. To achieve this, there are many additional factors to consider: Does my container restraint […]

Benefits of Using Lashing For Flat Racks

Flat racks are often used to transport large, heavy, and irregularly shaped loads. However, while flat racks are inherently versatile, allowing for all loads, they do, unfortunately, mean that the cargo will be subjected to extreme elements during transit.   When transported in the open air, cargo secured on flat racks is at significant risk of […]

Compliant Lashing Straps for Shipping Containers

Is Your Lashing Compliant? Lashing is responsible for restraining goods in transit when they are being shipped or transported over long distances – particularly inside sea containers. It is a vital part of keeping goods safe and secure for arrival. Without the correct cargo restraints in place, goods can fall over, get bumped around and […]

What’s The Best Alternative To Ratchet Straps For Export Packing?

Ratchet straps can act as decent cargo securing equipment. However, it might be wise to consider another container lashing system for big jobs such as shipping for export. Compliant lashing straps with attached ratchets can be cumbersome, as they often get stuck or jam during use. Moreover, the ratchets can be prone to rust, especially […]

What Do I Use To Secure Mining Products Inside A Container?

When transporting mining products inside shipping containers, various cargo load restraint technologies, such as X-Pak’s Cargo Lash for containers and lashing equipment, can be employed. Mining products can range from heavy complex machinery and parts to palletised products and drums. Drums often contain hazardous chemicals or flammable fluids, while mining machinery is custom-made and extremely […]

Container Lashing for Heavy Machinery

Many packers around Australia find more oversized machinery items complex and cumbersome to secure with traditional ratchet straps or chains. Often the lashing points are in hard-to-access spaces, and securing the loads is difficult. Whether transporting vehicles or factory equipment, heavy machinery can be costly to transport; therefore, any damage to the cargo in transit […]

Importance of Cargo Restraint in Export Businesses


There’s a lot to think about when you’re at the helm of an export business. Cargo safety is no doubt at the very top of your priority list. Cargo restraint is an integral part of the process. Keeping your freight safe and secure during transit  is crucial. Load restraint laws vary within each country, so […]