Courses that address Freight Container packing for the transportation industry

This course introduces the Code of Practice and includes an overview of its development and objectives.  We highlight how you can swiftly navigate to key Sections in accordance with your day-to-day role and responsibilities and how the Code helps to support training in packing and securing cargo into/onto Cargo Transport Units (CTUs). The course will cover:

  • Introduction to the course – introduction to the Code of Practice and outline the course learning objectives
  • Development of the CTU Code – key contributors to the Code of Practice and background on its development
  • Legal Situation and Compliance - the regulatory status of the Code of Practice and how it is enforced 
  • Overview of the CTU Code structure - the information provided in the Code of Practice highlighting what is contained in each Chapter, supporting Annex and Informative Material
  • How to access the CTU Code - accessing the online versions of the Code of Practice

Throughout the course there are links to the CTU Code, either in the text of the main pages or in the reference bar at the bottom of the page.

As soon as you have completed the course there is a final summary and a course assessment.

This course provides an overview of some of the main considerations when packing a freight container. It is cross referenced with the IMO/ILO/UNECE Code of Practice for Packing of Cargo Transport Units (CTU Code) and is aimed at those who are involved with the packing and transporting of cargo transport units (CTUs) in general and freight containers in particular. It covers:  

  • Considerations before packing
  • Planning, preparation and packing
  • Cargo securing
  • Closing and sealing the container

Once completed the student should have an understanding of the main packing and securing considerations to ensure the safe and effective transport of cargoes as covered in the CTU Code with respect to freight containers and be able to consult the CTU Code for further relevant information.