Intermodal transportation. The complete guide

Intermodal transportation has been a popular method of transportation since the 18th century. In this blogpost we will explain what intermodal transportation is, how it works and the advantages and disadvantages of this method. What is intermodal transportation? Intermodal transport involves the transportation of good in containers through multiple modes of transports, without handling the goods themselves when changing modes. Examples of transportation modes are ship, rail, truck or aircraft. For example when a container...

Hoefon Security Seals producer of HMRC accepted security seals

Laws and regulations on transporting goods between the United Kingdom and EU countries have changed after the Brexit. Free traffic of goods between these regions is no longer possible. This means that companies transferring good from or to the UK have to declare these often to local customs. It also means that transports have to be sealed properly. Hoefon Security Seals is an official supplier of trader seals which are accepted by HM Revenue &...

Cable seal. What is a cable seal and its applications

A cable seal is a type if security seal that consists of a body, a lock and a steel wire rope (the cable). It is a versatile type of seal since the length of the locking mechanism can be variable. Most cable seals are for one time use, but reusable cable seals exist as well. In this article you will learn more about cable seals and their applications. Aluminium body cable seal Cable security seal...

Hoefon’s CEO Niels Pas on the latest innovations with container seals

Transport faces all kind of dangers, such as contamination, theft, intrusion and damage. Container seals are often used to not only seal but also protect containers from these dangers. John Bensalhia of Portstrategy.com investigates this market and assesses the financial and practical considerations involved. Hoefon’s CEO Niels Pas is also interviewed to give his expert opinion about this subject. What do you have to pay attention to when choosing for a type of container seal,…

Bolt Seal. What is a bolt seal and its applications

A bolt seal is a strong type of security seal that is applied for sealing transports. Bolt seals are one time useable and are often uniquely numbered. Because of their great breaking strength they also provide an extra layer of security. In this post you will learn more about bolt seals and their applications. ISO 17712:2013 certified bolt seal High security bolt seal Most bolt seals are certified as ISO 17712:2013 high security seals. Certified...

ISPS Code’s implication for the usage of security seals

The International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code is a comprehensive set of measures to enhance the security of ships and port facilities. ISPS Code is developed by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in reaction to the 9/11 terroristic attacks as well as the increased risks for harbors and ships. ISPS Code is enacted into law by among others the United States, the European Union and the United Kingdom. The code has overlap with...

How to protect your truck and trailer from cargo theft

Though cargo theft statistics vary, the global financial loss of cargo theft probably runs into billions of dollars each year. Reducing the risk of theft and taking prevention measures do not only reduce financial losses, but also avoid other burden. In this article we will therefore advise you how you can protect truck and trailer cargo from being stolen. Recruit for reliable employees Cargo theft prevention starts with recruiting reliable and trustworthy employees. You should...

This is how you check whether your security seals supplier is CTPAT compliant

CTPAT dictates that a high security seal must be affixed to all loaded containers bound for the United States. All seals must meet or exceed the ISO 17712:2013 standard for high security seals. In this article CTPAT and its benefits will be explained shortly. Then ISO 17712:2013 standard’s implications for CTPAT compliant security seal suppliers will be discussed. Finally, this post describes how you can check whether your security seal supplier is CTPAT compliant. CTPAT...

What is ISO 17712?

What is ISO 17712? Hoefon Security Seals is a supplier of high security seals for, amongst others, shipping containers and trailers. All our security seals are ISO 17712 certified. In this blog we will explain what ISO 17712 means. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is the global leading developer of voluntary international standards. ISO creates documents that provide requirements, specifications, guidelines or characteristics that can be used consistently to ensure that materials, products, processes...