What’s the best alternative to ratchet straps for export packing?

Published 19th October 2016

What’s the best alternative to ratchet straps for export packing?

The 32mm or 40mm X-Pak Lashing system is a one way lashing system used by clients exporting their goods out of Australia. As well as being a more cost effective (cheaper) alternative to the standard ratchet straps there are a few more key advantages:

  • Easier to use. With most ratchet straps you have to either get ‘J’ hooks or use D shackles to fasten the ratchets onto the container lashing points. Ratchet straps are also a lot harder to use in tight spaces – especially inside a shipping container. The lashing can simply be fed through the lashing points inside the container and can also be tensioned from anywhere you like.
  • Faster to apply. Using ratchets can be time consuming and cumbersome when lashing into containers. Using the X-Pak lashing is much faster and is more flexible┬áin complex packing situations.
  • ┬áNo waste. If you buy a 50mm x 9m ratchet strap, you pay for all 9m. When using the X-Pak lashing or strapping you will only use the required amount, there will be no ‘wasted’ coils of ratchet strap.