1.4.5  Loads during handling

[German version]


Direct load values for handling general cargo are not available. Measurements carried out as part of a research project by the BAM (German Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Berlin and the BFSV)* provide guideline values for acceleration loads applicable to the handling equipment used during container transportation, and these guideline values provide good coverage of the accelerations in the relevant directives/recommendations such as the VDI Directive 2700 and the Guidelines for Packing of Cargo Transport Units.

* Load values when handling containers and flats (BAM / BFSV)



Operation max. acceleration [g]
Container floor
Pulling away/stopping 0.3
Cornering 0.3
Lifting/setting down 3.7 (vertical) *

Table 2: Transport, handling and storage loads for van carrier



Operation max. acceleration [g]
Container floor
Lifting/setting down 4.8 (vertical) *
Lowering into ship 3.2 (vertical) *
Swiveling with change in height 0.4 (vertical)
0.2 (horizontal)

Table 3: Transport, handling and storage loads for container gantry

* see section 1.4.1


These load values should initially also be applied to the handling of general cargo.







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