Correct selection, design and construction of the packaging is just as important for loss-free transport as are the requirements placed on the product itself. Savings are often made on packaging in order to reduce total costs. These packages often do not fulfill the requirements placed upon them, such that they cannot withstand the mechanical, climatic, biotic and chemical stresses to which they are exposed during transport, storage and cargo handling. Simply because packaging is incapable of withstanding such stresses does not, of course, mean that a loss will inevitably occur, but the risk will in some cases be greatly increased. The following sections contain helpful hints and information relating to packaging.
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