SHIPPING CONTAINER SEALS
Rules to follow with security seals
All high-security seals that are installed in containers loaded for export must comply with an international standard. This standard is called ISO/PAS 17712. Documented procedures should be established, controlled and reported if violated. Only designated employees install the seals.
Types of Container Seals
Bolt Security Seals
Considered high-security seals, and made from high strength materials, such as metal or steel wire. Also, their intention is to hinder and delay attempts to unduly open the container.
Cable Security Seals
Security seals with a steel cable, built for the purpose of stopping intrusion attempts on the container. Hence, they offer a limited level of resistance to attempts to open the load.
Plastic Cargo Seals
Made of plastic material. Hence, once used they break easily. Also, emply containers would use these seals or containers moving short distances.