What is “container rain”?
Shipping is a large industry across the nation. Products are transported through various methods to include water and truck. Regardless of the mode of transportation, all containers are susceptible to moisture. The moisture content of the air during load as well as the temperature during transit both impact the moisture level in the shipping container. Moisture trapped in the container condenses to the cooler areas and as the temperature rises, condensation accumulates on the walls and ceiling. As the container sweats and temperatures rise, the moisture collects in larger amounts and essentially “rains” inside the container. This moisture puts all of its contents at risk of mold and damage. Approximately 10% of goods transported in containers are discarded due to damage from moisture and impacts a company’s bottom line.
Luckily there are preventative measures to minimize the moisture content in shipping containers. Cargo Dry Pak and Cargo Dry Plus are products used to inhibit the formation of mold, mildew, and rust. These desiccants will prevent damage to the product packaging and labels as well as maintain the integrity of the product as it entered the shipping container. Cargo Dry is environmentally safe. Each unit of Cargo Dry Pak contains 1,500 grams in a sewn bag and can easily be placed in a shipping container. Cargo Dry Plus has 3 bag strips of 1,000 grams which can be hung on the walls of the container. Each case of the Cargo Dry Plus or Cargo Dry Pak will protect a 20’ container.
With transportation timeframes often being lengthy, Cargo Dry Pak and Cargo Dry Plus both offer 50 days of moisture protection. Delta Adsorbent has these products in stock today so you can protect your shipping investment tomorrow. Contact us today if you have any questions about our desiccant products.