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Do Away with Dangerous Steel Strapping and Call Redback Industries

Redback Industries high quality cord strapping is quickly replacing steel banding throughout the country. Our cargo restraint systems are an economical alternative to expensive and dangerous steel strapping. Steel banding has the potential to rust and damage any cargo the banding touches and the potential for serious injuries is high. We recommend either POWERWEB Woven Cord Strapping or POWERFLEX Composite Strapping which both stay tight, and retain tension better than other methods of load securement. These two products will absorb…
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Factors to Consider in Export Packaging

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International shipping puts a number of demands on exporters. There are four potential problems to keep in mind when designing export packaging: breakage, excess weight, moisture and theft. Export cargo is generally carried in containers. Besides the normal handling encountered in domestic transportation, a shipment transported by ocean freight may be loaded aboard vessels in a net or conveyor which puts added strain on the package. Woven cord strapping can absorb impacts and load shifting that would normally break steel…
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Increased Rail Capacity on Washington’s Coast

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The Port of Grays Harbor Commissioners authorized an $11 million rail construction project recently. Combined with the recently completed first phase rail project, the Port of Grays Harbor is adding more than 36,000 feet of rail capacity in the marine complex to accommodate growing automobile and grain export volumes. This rural port district on Washington State’s Pacific Coast is demonstrating how their unique transportation links between American producers and growing international markets can stimulate the economy. With export shipping volumes…
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Containerization and Load Securing

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Containerization originated in early coal mining regions in England and Germany in the late 1700s. By the 1830s, railroads were carrying containers that could be transferred to other modes of transport. Originally used for shipping coal on and off barges, “loose boxes” were used to containerize coal. The early 1900s saw the adoption of closed container boxes designed for movement between road and rail. Containerization continued to evolve and toward the end of World War II, the United States Army…
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