|Standard number:||BS 5073:1982|
|ISBN:||0 580 12834 2|
This standard BS 5073:1982 Guide to stowage of goods in freight containers is classified in these ICS categories:
- 55.180.10 General purpose containers
This British Standard provides general guidance to those concerned with the stowage of goods in freight containers designed for movement by surface modes of transport (road, rail, inland water and sea), with special emphasis on ways of achieving satisfactory levels of safety and minimizing damage to cargo. It does not cover the special precautions which have to be taken when stowing containers for transport by air.
The standard does not cover the special requirements applicable to the stowage of goods requiring temperature or atmosphere control, e.g. the provision of optimum air circulation paths in refrigerated, insulated or ventilated containers, nor the additional requirements relating to the stowage of dangerous goods. It does not cover the stowage of bulk cargoes.
NOTE The requirements relating to dangerous goods are covered in the IMCO IMDG Code (in particular, see Section 12 of the general introduction to that code) for carriage by sea and in the relevant national and international regulations for transport by road and rail (see foreword).
NOTE The titles of the publications referred to in this standard are listed on the inside back cover.
General guidance for those concerned with the stowage of goods with special emphasis on ways of achieving satisfactory levels of safety and minimizing damage to cargo.