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									                     Guideline for crated / boxed cargo
This guideline is based upon rules and regulations for cargo stowage and securing on
board ships and is in compliance with:

    •   SOLAS chapter VI and VII.
    •   Code of Safe Practice for Cargo Stowage and Securing (2003 edition).

The reason for this guideline is to avoid particular hazards to the crew or vessel, as well
as preventing damage to the cargo itself. Our philosophy behind this is simple: your cargo
is our main concern.




The picture above illustrates the reason for the required lashing standard for
rolltrailer cargo.
Vessels often experience 22 degrees of rolling and may encounter up to 35 degrees of rolling in heavy seas.




Elements to be considered by the shipper, forwarding agents and customers:

Shippers, forwarding agents and customers or any other party involved presenting cargo
inside crates or boxes, shall appreciate that such items can be subjected to forces of
great magnitude, especially in severe weather conditions.

The risk of cargo damage increases dramatically if the crate / box is badly packed
(unsatisfactory stored and secured inside the crate / box) or the crate / box itself is not
solid enough in relation to the cargo inside.
                 Guideline for crated / boxed cargo

To ensure safety on board, Höegh Autoliners requires that all crated / boxed parts
and static cargo have the following:

   •   All movable parts must be secured mechanically
   •   Static cargo inside a box / crate shall be adequately secured to prevent any
       movement or loose items during cargo operation and sea transportation.
   •   Marking of each piece's weight.
   •   Marking of each piece's center of gravity. For recommended marking view please
       see following link: http://www.export911.com/e911/prod/caution2.htm
   •   Marking of sling and fork lift points.
   •   Capable to be lashed at a height at or above the center of gravity
   •   Lashing capacity which is capable to withstand forces of at least equal to the total
       weight of the cargo on each side (2 sides - port and starboard) and allow for equal
       distribution of such forces from at least 4 points.
   •   Marking of lashing points.
   •   Marking of safe stacking loads.
   •   Packing, designed and capable of sustaining sea transportation and cargo
       handling
   •   All contents inside box / crate to be accounted for, and packing list to be attached
   •   Delivered and available for terminal preparation according to Höegh Autoliners
       local requirements. Crane hire or other preparation needs may require earlier
       delivery. It is recommended Höegh Autoliners representative is contacted for
       coordination.

For crated / boxed: Static cargo weight greater than 10 MT:

   •   Direct access to the packed unit for lashing (at or above center of gravity)
   •   Crate to be of sufficient strength to allow forklift handling.
   •   Each crate/box to have inspection hatch.
   •   Shipper's Cargo Stowage and Securing Declaration provided to Höegh Autoliners
       Representative prior to booking.

For crated / boxed: Static cargo weight greater than 50 MT:

   •   An Equipment design / drawing plan shall be provided to Höegh Autoliners
       Representative prior to booking. Plan shall contain markings for lashing point's
       location and mean safe load.




The Company reserves the right to refuse cargo that is considered unsafe and/or not
in compliance with lashing requirements.
Guideline for crated / boxed cargo


  Cargo weight greater than 10 MT
        Guideline for crated / boxed cargo

Cargo of all weights to be adequately stored and secured
                    inside crate / box

								
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