Stowage techniques with Wood

As we have seen in previous publications, a correct mooring or cargo holdingis key when transporting a cargo by sea, land or air transport. Therefore, in today’s post we will deepen the different techniques of stowage with wood.

First of all, we must take into account the international legislation required in phytosanitary terms, this would be the one corresponding to ISPM in section number 15. Regulates the requirements that the wood must meet to be introduced in a country other than the country of origin.

Once we take this prerequisite into account, we define four basic types of wood blocking based on their position with respect to the load:

As for the number of nails to be used for fixing, these nail calculations appear in the European Guide. The Tm that holds a nail of about 10 cm depending on the friction is reflected, according to calculations of the IMO Model Course 3.18

The nails will be placed with a separation of 2 cm, the slats being at least 10x10cm. We must also take into account the height of nailing for the calculation of the depth.

As we have seen in this brief summary, the stowage of wood is one of the most economical and simple methods when making a wrinkle, we must take into account the requirements ISPM15 and the different methodology when it comes to carving the load, finally will fix this wood by nails with the guidelines marked above.

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