Lashing System Pilot Project

Beginning the week of February 26, our stevedoring team will conduct a pilot project using a new type of lashing system. The bar and hook portion of the traditional chain lashing used to secure drop trailers to vessel decks during transport will be replaced by a mechanically operated tightener.

The pilot project will take place for approximately 3 weeks with approximately 10 drop trailers on each departure. Our objective is to determine if these units, which are designed to require less physical force to apply and release, are a good fit for our employees, operations, and customers. It is anticipated there will be minimal impact on commercial customers during this pilot project.