What Is Container Stuffing and Destuffing?

by Michael Kotendzhi | Logistics
What Is Container Stuffing and Destuffing

Container stuffing and destuffing is simply the loading and unloading of goods or products into and out of containers for shipping.

Sometimes container stuff and destuffing refers to the loading and unloading of containers to or from one mode of transport to another, such as from ship to rail or truck to ship. But container stuff and destuffing can also refer to the loading and unloading of goods into or out of storage in a warehouse.

What is important about container and stuffing and destuffing is efficiency. How quickly and efficiently the products can be loaded or unloaded plays a major role in the overall cost of the shipping process.

You want containers to be stuffed or loaded to put the most goods in the least amount of space. However, it’s important that the goods are handled appropriately so that they do not sustain any damage in the process.

Similarly, if containers are going to be destuffed or unloaded into a warehouse, then it will be important the warehouse has different efficiency controls in place. The goods need to be carefully stored, and the warehouse needs to know exactly where they are stored and exactly how much the products weigh. The weight will be important for arranging the next leg of the journey.

Container stuffing and destuffing may sound like a humdrum topic, but, in fact, it’s a very important consideration when arranging shipping and logistics. If you have questions about this topic, you are welcome to call us as we are experts on it in Vancouver. (604) 439-8938.

For over 30 years, 18 Wheels Logistics has strived to be the most customer-centric trucking, warehousing, and logistics company around. Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 18 Wheels relies on experience and integrity to make customers happy and remain on the cutting edge of shipping and logistics management.

If you have any questions about this article or you would like to talk to us about your shipping needs, please call us at (604) 439-8938.

Michael Kotendzhi is President of Operations & Transportation and a partner at 18 Wheels. Michael has over 15 years of experience and is equipped with a degree in Logistics from the University of British Columbia Sauder School of Business. As well as a background in logistics from XPO Logistics (formally Kelron Logistics), North America's largest contract warehousing provider.

Michael's experience includes supply chain management, reverse logistics, & domestic transportation. He has developed 18 Wheels' trucking solutions, effectively utilizing the sister company's vehicle fleet and building a transportation supply-chain network across North America.