Transported on specially constructed rails in specialized road vehicles or freight containers. With allegations of shortages from trailers/containers it is advisable when carrying out initial survey to identify, not only the number of garments missing, but also the size of each garment where possible.
Where garments have been loaded by size, and those missing contain garments of a size loaded in the centre, and away from doors, openings, etc., then shortage would indicate the possibility of incorrect allocation prior to shipment.
Damage may occur by collapse of hanging rails or by contamination with rust, dirt, etc., which may have adhered to the hanging rails themselves. In addition, external damage to the polythene covers can occur caused by contact with grease, oil etc., resultant from brushing against machinery or container door hinges at the time of loading is carried out, i.e. from the original storage location through to the placement within the container. During movement the friction of the hangers causes the rust, dirt, etc., to flake away and drop on to the unprotected collars of the garments.
Damage is more prevalent with light-coloured garments. Attempts to individually protect each garment by polythene cover is not completely successful in that the constant movement of the garments against each other causes the polythene bag, where opened around the extended hanger section, to tear and leave the collar and shoulder area exposed. Pre-shipment surveys of hanging/container units should involve close scrutiny and examination of the hanging rails.
The transportation of hanging garments really is our niche. We recognised this growing market over 10 years ago, since then our fleet of vehicles have been fully fitted with garment rails. On average each vehicle has 40 metres of rail, with 2 tier stacking making Argo the perfect partner to support your garment business.
Our security features include satellite tracking, panic button, satellite navigation, and a box body meaning your valuable items are kept safe at all times.
All of our drivers are experienced in the transport and handling of garments and understand the need for safe loading and careful handling.
With our own vehicles and a small selection of trusted partners across Europe, we are able to offer a first class package with value for money.