2.3.6   Mechanical stresses in inland waterway transport
With regard to the acceleration forces encountered, an inland waterway vessel is regarded by the CTU packing guidelines as a very low risk means of transport, an opinion which is borne out in practice. Point 1.6 states:
    Inland river and water transport is generally smooth. It will not normally exert any forces higher than those of road transport on the cargo and the CTU. Diesel engines of inland river and waterway vessels may create some low-frequency vibrations which under normal conditions should not give reason for any concern.
Negligible acceleration forces in inland waterway transport

Higher frequency vibrations which could result in cargo damage are not a cargo securing but instead a packaging issue. Harmful vibration must be avoided in this case by means of appropriate cushioning materials. One error which is frequently encountered is providing excessive cushioning travel.

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