I285E Informative Material Related to the CTU Code

Further information on the IMO/ILO/UNECE Code of Practice for Packing of Cargo Transport Units (CTU Code)

Informative Material related to the CTU Code, the companion publication to the CTU Code, provides further practical guidance and background information, including:

- consequences of improper packing procedures
- typical documents related to transport
- CTU types
- species of concern regarding recontamination
- quick lashing guides
- intermodal load distribution
- manual handling
- transport of perishable cargo
- CTU seals
- testing CTUs for hazardous gases.

The informative material does not form part of the CTU Code but provides additional information and is applicable to transport operations by all surface and water modes of transport and the whole intermodal transport chain.