This Packaging Handbook makes reference to the loads arising in connection with different means of transport. These loads have been defined in a variety of standards and guidelines, such as the Guidelines for Packing of Cargo Transport Units (CTUs) from the International Maritime Organization (IMO). In order to ensure that this Handbook reflects the state of the art, a variety of standards were used for defining the materials and their quality. The use of standards in this Handbook is intended to ensure that packaging is able to withstand the loads it will be subjected to.
If the use of other national or international standards achieves the same effect, the objectives of this Handbook will have been met and the use of such standards in the context of this Handbook is appropriate and acceptable.