Securing of the cargo shall guarantee that the cargo remains in place, does neither topple nor collapse and remains intact throughout the voyage. Technically, while planning and/or assessing a securing arrangement, the following incidents must be avoided and considered:

– transverse sliding
– longitudinal sliding
– transverse tipping
– longitudinal tipping
– excessive racking
– collapsing of a stack of cargo
– floating up of deck cargo
– local damage in form of scratches, dents, cuts, corrosion and others.