Expert estimates indicate that 5-10 % of all insured losses on goods can be traced back to inadequate packaging. Above are some examples highlighting consequences of poor packaging.
Convenient goods handling entails designing transport packaging in such a manner that it may be held, lifted, moved, set down and stowed easily, efficiently and safely. Packaging thus has a crucial impact on the efficiency of transport, handling and storage of goods. It should therefore be designed to be easily handled and to permit space-saving storage.
It is important that packaging is optimally designed to store the contents for the required time duration. Special attention needs to be paid to packaging designed for long term storage. Potential risks due to mechanical stresses and climatic conditions can get significantly amplified as the duration of storage increases. Proper packaging design with appropriate corrosion protection, cushioning and marking can help mitigate risks during storage.