Safe, cost-effective global shipping solutions for the steel and metal industry
Cordstrap’s mission is to keep the world’s cargo safe. We provide our customers with innovative solutions and expert advice and deliver the physical insurance global shipping needs – on rail, sea, road and air.
The steel and metal industry needs to meet ever-increasing demand for product while maintaining profit margins – pressurizing the supply chain to reduce costs and improve service levels.*
Highly geographically distributed producers address these challenges across global markets; and need to work with efficient specialists to supply their shipping solutions, unifying cargo security across all their divisions.
Working with the global resources of Cordstrap and accessing the company’s innovative products and application techniques allows steel and metal producers to maintain their competitive advantage worldwide, while reducing health and safety and product damage incidents during transit. Our cargo security experts can provide the advice and training needed to ensure total cargo security.
Whether securing rolled steel coils on a flat rack or protecting coated metal products in transit, Cordstrap have a solution specifically designed to meet the needs of the steel and metal industry.
Cordstrap has 50 years experience of working with steel and metal producers to understand the behavior of their products in transit and the specific shipping needs this represents.
Cordstrap’s solutions are tested for maximum safety and reliability, and our products are accepted and approved by regulatory bodies including the International Maritime Organization and the Association of American Railroads. Our strapping and lashing solutions meet the requirements of the Germanischer Lloyd classification society and we are fully ISO 9001 certified.
Importantly, all our applications are fully CTU compliant. The latest version of the CTU code explicitly states that “although the carrier generally is responsible to deliver the cargo in the same condition as received, it is the shipper who should deliver a cargo that is safe and suitable for transport”.*
“50 years experience of working with the steel and metal industry”
Cordstrap cargo securing products provide strong as steel polyester security that can be applied directly to goods in transit without damaging them. With the assurance of full CTU code compliance.
Steel and metal manufacturers often have a need to bundle together and secure highly irregular and heavy items such as fencing and poles. Cordstrap are the leading supplier of strapping and bundling solutions for such cargo.
Cordstrap Strapping Solutions
Cordstrap’s polyester composite strapping solutions provide a high quality, strong solution to securing products for steel and metal manufacturers.
Our composite strap, together with a high quality steel buckle, provides optimal strength in all securing applications. They are easy to use and can be consistently applied with our high quality, low maintenance tooling range. The Cordstrap Battery Operated Tensioner is specifically designed for use with our heavy-duty polyester strapping.
Ergonomically designed to be easy to handle, powerful and reliable, it allows customers to experience all the benefits of our polyester strapping with the latest battery powered technology.
Benefits of Cordstrap Strapping include:
• Strong • Easy, fast and safe to apply • Protective • Shock absorbent • Possibility of personalization • Light weight • Portable • Weather resistant • Rust and rot-proof • Certified and approved by Germanischer Lloyd
Dynamic Cargo Securing
For businesses that have intrinsically dynamic cargo, or static cargo that behaves dynamically during transport, Cordstrap have a solution that will keep cargo still during shipping. For steel and metal manufacturers that transport goods on flat racks, railcars or on board ships, Dynamic Cargo Securing is the safest and most effective way to transport static and dynamic loads quickly and easily. It combines polyester lashing with the patented Dynablock buckle – with specially designed grooves to hold cargo securely in place even when in motion. This provides unrivalled safety and security in an innovative and efficient system.
Dynamic Cargo Securing solutions are safer to apply than steel strapping and more flexible and easier on cargo than chains.
• Dynablock buckles with grooves prevent lashing from slipping • Flexible one-way polyester lashing does not damage cargo or equipment • A safe, quick and easy way to secure cargo of any shape and size • GL witnessed. AAR approved, compliant with DIN (EN) and ASTM standards
Flat Rack Securing
Cargo such as steel plates and pipes will be exposed to extreme external influences, for example g-forces or highly adverse weather conditions, on flat racks. Cordstrap’s dynamic cargo securing solutions protect against these and ensure cargo arrives at its destination without damage. Traditional polyester securing solutions with standard buckles can lead to a risk of slippage under such influences. Cordstrap’s innovative Dynamic Cargo Securing solutions protect against these and ensure cargo arrives at its destination without damage.
Forces in excess of 4G can easily be generated during shunting. Cordstrap’s dynamic cargo securing solutions provide a high degree of shock absorbency, critical in this event – our patented dynablock buckle prevents slippage in all circumstances.
Cordstrap Dynamic Cargo Securing solutions offer a secure voyage for break bulk cargo on board ship. Cordstrap’s heavy duty polyester lashings, manufactured from high tenacity polyester yarns in a woven structure, facilitate securing that will not damage cargo such as steel pipes and coils during a voyage and are easily applied in confined spaces such as a ship’s hull.
Cordstrap Lashing Solutions
Global cargo security is most effectively delivered with Cordstrap lashing. For the prevention of damage in transit, there are many advantages to using our lashing in place of products such as heavy-duty steel straps, chains or wooden blocks and bracing.
Benefits of Cordstrap Polyester Lashing include:
• Certification including AAR and Germanischer Lloyd • Strong – system strength of up to 20 tons • Easy, fast and safe to apply • Protective • Shock absorbent • Light weight • Portability
We work with steel and metal manufacturers that ship cargo in containers to provide a complete solution – including innovative modular systems-for the industry. Our Cordstrap experts will advise on the best combination of products and accessories such as desiccants and anti-slip mats for any specific requirement.
Cordstrap Lashing Solutions
ordstrap lashing is the most effective way to secure cargo for international shipping. Our polyester lashing has many advantages over conventional cargo securing products such as heavy-duty steel straps, chains or wood blocking and bracing, in terms of preventing damage during transportation.
Benefits of Cordstrap Polyester Lashing include:
• Certified by AAR and Germanischer Lloyd • Strong – system strength of up to 20 tons • Easy, fast and safe to apply • Protective • Shock absorbent • Possibility of personalization • Light weight • Portability
Cordstrap dunnage bags are specifically designed to secure and stabilize cargo in containers. Where palletized cartons are containerized, dunnage bags should be used in conjunction with Cordstrap lashing.
They prevent both lateral and longitudinal movement and, using our unique precision inflation system, are much more effective in stabilizing cargo compared with wood blocking and bracing – which are both more costly and time-consuming.
Cordstrap will advise on the most effective dunnage bag to match a customer’s individual requirements.
Benefits of Cordstrap Dunnage Bags include:
• AAR approved • Easy, fast and safe to apply • Moisture resistant • Time saving • Light weight • Re-usable • Easy to remove at destination • Constructed from 100% recyclable materials
For all applications, a comprehensive range of complimentary accessories, including edge protection, dessicants and anti slip mats, allow Cordstrap’s application specialists to design the most precise solution to the shipping challenges of customers in the steel and metal industry – in combination with the appropriate products.