Pre-slinging is a relatively simple, low-cost method of unitising a variety of cargoes. In addition to being probably the best method of unitising several commodities, it is a possible alternative to break-bulk and the more sophisticated unitisation methods for a wide range of other commodities. Consequently many transport operators and shippers who have hitherto only used break-bulk cargo handling methods make their first move towards unitisation by pre-slinging. The report is intended primarily as a guide to pre-slinging for those who have up to now not been greatly involved with the problems of handling unitised cargo. It should also prove useful to those who already have experience in the field. The report concentrates on flat synthetic fibre slings, which are the main sling type in use for pre-slinging purposes. Safety and regulatory aspects have been given particular emphasis. The second part of the report looks at an alternative to pre-slinging, the use of strapping as a means for lifting cargo. The first copy of this publication is available free of charge to Corporate Members. Additional copies and those for Private and Library members are priced at 4.75 pounds and the price to non-members is 9.50 pounds.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • A report by the ICHCA Technical Advisory Sub-Committee.
  • Corporate Authors:

    International Cargo Handling Coordination Assn

    Abford House, 15 Wilton Road
    London SW1V 1LX,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1977-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 48 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00179429
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Cargo Handling Coordination Assn
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 19 1978 12:00AM