How Does Moisture Cause Damage Inside A Cargo?

Moisture may be a major issue when items are being stored or transported. For example, moisture has a greater probability of causing damage to shipping containers stored for an extended period.

Fremont, CA: Moisture damage is a major source of concern when cargo is stored or carried throughout the world. Moisture, such as humidity and condensation, may result in broken containers, tainted goods, and dissatisfied consumers. However, users can reduce the likelihood of moisture harming containers by using moisture protection packaging, desiccants, and a few helpful storage recommendations.

How Does Moisture Cause Damage?

Moisture may be a major issue when items are being stored or transported. For example, moisture has a greater probability of causing damage to shipping containers stored for an extended period.

Moisture inside shipping containers is generated by various sources, all of which can result in damaged containers and contents. Moisture damage can be caused by excessive humidity levels, poor weather conditions, floods, leaks, broken containers, inadequate ventilation, and abrupt temperature fluctuations that cause condensation. Moisture damage can also be caused by a lack of moisture protective packaging or inadequately sealed or waterproofed packing. The dampness can harm the shipping container and whether it reaches inside the cargo. Moisture may corrode metals, remove labels, and cause the packing to break down. In addition, it may contaminate food and drink and dilute or pollute gasoline, oil, and lubricants.

How Do You Absorb Moisture in a Container?

There are several viable methods for protecting shipping containers against moisture damage. It involves ventilating storage rooms, inspecting containers for deterioration regularly, and assuring containers remain protected from leakage and inclement weather.

The most efficient technique to protect containers against moisture is to get rid of the moisture or absorb it before it causes damage. In this regard, utilizing a dehumidifier in storage or transit locations can aid in moisture removal. However, desiccants should be used within shipping containers.

Desiccants include basic silica gels and more powerful Absorpole or AbsorGel products that can absorb any moisture that enters a container.

 

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