Why Cargo Lashing is a Safe and Efficient Choice for Exporters

Published 31st January 2018

Why Cargo Lashing is a Safe and Efficient Choice for Exporters

Lashing straps are high-quality fasteners made from hardwearing woven polyester webbing. The system was designed for tying down heavy cargo for storage and transport. Due to its versatility, a cargo lashing system is suitable for securing products onto flat racks, inside containers and on ships.

Preventing damage is easy with a quality lashing system. When properly applied, lashing straps lock your goods well, preventing them from moving or falling off transport equipment. Whether you need to carry machinery or large timber crates, lashing straps offer a safe and efficient way of securing your cargo.

Here’s why:


Quality Material

The polyester fibers of lashing straps are a non-abrasive and low stretch material, minimising cuts and scratches on the products while in transit. Unlike other rust-prone strap materials in the market, lashing systems are highly resistant to weather and retain durability even after long voyages.

A Smart, Innovative System

Engineers and manufacturers create each lashing system with the user in mind. With lashing straps, you have a mechanical advantage over other standard and traditional straps for cargo. The lashing technology enables workers to secure and untie the strapping on the products with ease.

The straps utilise a one-way system with sturdy buckles. One side of the belt is looped over a strong metal component of the buckle so that the strap stays taut even under pressure or tension.

Flexibility in Small Spaces

In shipping containers, securing products can be challenging with minimal space in the loading area. With a poly-woven lashing system, you can easily tie the straps and loop the belts into small spaces.

Safety First

Safety is especially important in high-traffic areas where property and worker safety is at risk. Strapping systems that break or snap easily can lead to accidents and injuries onsite.

Since lashing systems are made from high tensile polyester yarn, they reduce risks of injuries for both the user and the receiver, contributing to safer operations and peace of mind.


At X-Pak, we supply a wide range of lashing products in various sizes and fittings that suit different environments in the export industry:

Heavy Lashing

Also known as corded lashing, heavy-duty strapping or container lashing, our range of export lashing systems are poly woven lashing straps often used in flat racks and containers.

  • X-Pak Heavy Lashing 32mm x 250m (with a strength of 4500Kg)
  • X-Pak Heavy Lashing 40mm x 200m (with a strength of 7500Kg)

Drop Forged Ladder Buckles

Designed with superior system strength, the drop forged buckles are ideal for heavy-duty transport requirements. The buckles are made from drop forged durable steel and do not bend or snap when placed under pressure.

  • LB32 Drop Forged Ladder Buckle 32mm
  • LB40 Drop Forged Ladder Buckle 40mm

Lashing J Hooks

The lashing J hooks are excellent for single strap applications. They are made from highly rated and welded steel, preventing slips and slides during use.

  • LH32 Welded Lashing Hook 32mm
  • LH40 Welded Lashing Hook 40mm

X-Pak is a family-owned business based in Tamworth, NSW that specializes in strapping and lashing systems for transport.

See more of our products by browsing our website or calling 1300 551 281.