|188.8.131.52 Slabs - definition|
Slabs are cuboid semi-finished steel products that are converted into sheet and strip products at the rolling mill.
Cakes are a cuboid semi-finished copper product that is used to make other semi-finished or finished products.
The securing methods used for these semi-finished products vary only slightly due to their different dimensions so no differentiation is made below.
As in the past, this type of cargo remains particularly suitable for conventional shipment. If container transport is the only option, flatracks are the most suitable CTUs, as slabs can be set down most rapidly and secured most effectively on them. Since flatracks are not carried in certain seasons or there are no return cargoes for flatracks in some regions of service, open-top containers or entirely standard box containers are often used.
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