Seals Policy

ISO guidelines on freight container seals will help combat terrorism, theft, smuggling and illegal immigration. To complete the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS), the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) program and the Maritime transportation securty Act 2002 (MTSA), the container seal policy has been implemented.

With international trade largely dependent on freight containers, the new ISO specification on the mechanical seals used to protect the contents has a huge potential to improve security measures taken against terrorism, theft, smuggling ans illegal immigration.

In the best interest of all parties, we ask our clients to ensure the sealing of all packed containers immediately after stuffing is completed, before placing them at our disposal for all destinations in our trades.

All seals should meet the specifications for High Security Seals issued by the International Organization for Standardization under ISO / PAS 17712. The compliance criteria offered by this policy are:

Tensile 10.0 kiloNewtons
Shear 341 kilogram force
Bend Rigid Bolt: 50 Newtonmeters
Flexible Bolt: 501 cycles
Impact 40.68 Joule

When possible, the seal should always be placed in the SecuraCam position:

After securely stuffing and sealing the container, it’s important to include details of the precise contents of containers and the seal number when giving the shipping instructions.

Gondrand is committed to global supply chain security and protecting your cargo. Only a strict compliance with this policy could substantially reduce the unsafty of the international container trade. We look forward to working with you.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us should you have any questions regarding this container seal policy.