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Package Testing procedures

Package testing, more accurately referred to as package performance testing, is a logical step in package design. Developing empirical data on a packaged item’s susceptibility to damage from a transportation environment, including handling and en route storage, can enable a company to properly design and package their product.

This risk bulletin analyzes the factors that a shipper should be aware of when designing packaging materials to use in the transport of their cargo aboard any vessel - whether by air, rail, ship or motor truck. Quantitative measures for improving the quality of packaging materials, and for their pre-transport testing, are provided and best practices shared, to assist the shipper in safely delivering good to market.