Most types of cargo can be stowed using the following materials:
Wood beams, props and support plates to receive and distribute pressure, spreading forces over a greater surface area.
Adjustable wooden lath strips, sticks, or straps to secure the cargo by sections, facilitating mechanical discharge of cargo, etc.
Extra covers, partitions, movable planks, plywood and other material to separate several cargo layers or to segregate different types of cargo in separate sections.
Plastic foam cushions and airbags to reduce vibration and to eliminate cargo movement.
Used tires and inner tubes or bags filled with scrap paper or sawdust to fill empty spaces, to deaden sudden impacts and to avoid friction.
Nets to secure fragile articles.
Cord (hemp, manila, sisal, etc.), wire, straps, belts and other synthetic tie-down materials.
Wood supports to secure beams, planks, and other long materials to the floor of the container.