CTU Code Training Inhouse – Packing containers safely

Are you involved in loading or unloading containers? Then you are obliged to comply with the requirements for the safe packing of so-called Cargo Transport Units (CTU). In our CTU Code seminar, you will learn everything you need to know about the CTU Code in order to pack containers safely.

Who needs a CTU code training?

Whoever loads or unloads cargo transport units (CTUs) must be instructed according to IMDG in accordance with the CTU Code. The seminar is therefore aimed at all persons who handle containers:

Shipping personnel, dangerous goods supervisors, shipping company employees, container packing companies, and loading personnel in a wide variety of fields;

in particular to persons who load containers or are involved in the loading process.

The person who packs and secures the cargo into/onto the transport unit (CTU) is often the last person to take a look inside the unit until it is opened at its final destination. Consequently, many people in the transportation chain will rely on the skills of these individuals, including:

All of the above persons, passengers, and the public may be endangered by a poorly packed cargo container, swap body, or vehicle.


Why is CTU code training important?

The aim of the CTU Code is to provide the persons responsible for packing and loading of transport units (so-called CTUs – i.e. e.g. cargo containers or swap bodies) with tips and procedural rules of cargo transport units with CTU Code for safe packing. Both the theoretical measures and practical tips are given. In addition, the CTU Code also receives advice for all other participants in the supply chain – in particular also for the persons unpacking the transport unit.

Problems arise in particular from improperly packed and thus also unsecured cargo, incorrect information on the gross mass and the contents of the goods, as well as insufficient control of humidity – due to missing information on the transport document.

Special attention is also paid to the issue of responsibilities. According to GGVSee, the person signing the container packing certificate is personally liable for the correctness of the documents and the proper securing of the cargo in the container.

er CTU-Code soll die Industrie, die Arbeitgeber- und Arbeitnehmerorganisationen sowie die Regierungen bei der Schulung ihres Personals im Hinblick auf die sichere Verstauung von Ladung in Containern unterstützen. Der CTU-Code könnte auch als Referenzgrundlage für nationale Vorschriften dienen und zu einem Modell für international harmonisierte Rechtsvorschriften in diesem Bereich werden, sollten sich solche Anforderungen ergeben.

Der CTU-Code ist derzeit neben Deutsch und Englisch auch in Französisch, Arabisch, Chinesisch, Spanisch und Russisch (zum Download) verfügbar.

Inhouse CTU-Code Course

CTU-Code Schulung

To make the training as practical as possible, we come to you. This allows us to train your employees on the basis of the actual conditions that occur. With your products, containers and loading equipment.


  • Legal basis
  • Basic information about containers
  • Physical basics of load securing
  • Other dangers, planning and preliminary work
  • Inspection and loading of the container
  • Load securing equipment and its use
  • Securing (security)
  • Documentation
  • Gassed containers
  • Correct opening of containers
  • Labeling of dangerous goods containers
  • Questions and feedback

1 day (8 hours) at your site.

Procedure of the CTU Code training

Appointment coordination

You coordinate with us a date on which we will visit you on site. We will discuss details, contents and the exact procedure with you. We will gladly take up your individual wishes.

CTU Code training on site at your location

On the date we educate up to 10 participants. The participants do not have to meet any special requirements. The training is aimed at responsible drivers and shippers, shipping managers, responsible employees from transport, scheduling and fleet, i.e. all persons who are responsible for congestion, shipping as well as the transport of containers.

Certificate of Participation

At the end of the training, all participants will receive a certificate of attendance for official positions.

Your instructor for the CTU Code training

Markus Höhfeld has been an instructor for load securing and the CTU Code for more than 10 years. He has many years of experience in the training of logisticians, warehousemen and forwarding agents. It is important to him that his participants receive practical training, which is why he teaches at your premises.

Markus Höhfeld

Prices of the CTU Code Inhouse Training


990 €/ Day
8 hours
  • up to 10 participants
  • 1 day on site at your company
  • Handout for instruction
  • Certificates of participation
  • Travel allowance € 175,- /day

All prices are exclusive of VAT.

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    CTU-Code Course – FAQs

    What is the aim of the training CTU- Code?

    The aim of the training according to the CTU Code is that you will be able to load a CTU (container) in compliance with the law. You will learn how to handle CTUs safely so that goods can be transported without damage. Safe loading is particularly important, which we practice with you on your containers on site. We explain to you the legally compliant documentation as well as the practical feasibility within the framework of the CTU Code Annex 10.

    Who must be instructed according to the CTU Code?

    Ground personnel involved in the carriage of dangerous goods destined for sea transport must have been instructed regarding the dangerous goods regulations of their area of responsibility.

    How long does the CTU code training take?

    The CTU Code training includes eight teaching units and lasts one day. The exact time planning regarding start and end we make together with you. We will clarify details, contents and the exact course of the training together with you. We will gladly take your individual wishes into consideration.

    Where does the CTU Code training take place?

    The CTU Code training takes place at your site. This means that you do not need to plan any travel time for your employees. We train your employees on your containers with your loading equipment so we ensure that the training is maximally relevant to practice.

    What is the maximum number of participants that can attend a CTU Code seminar?

    We recommend training a maximum of 10 people at a time. This way, we ensure that each participant has enough time to practice. Questions of the participants can also be addressed individually.

    What previous knowledge do participants need for the training?

    Participants do not need to have any special previous knowledge to attend the CTU Code training.

    How much does the CTU Code training cost?

    The CTU-Code training costs € 990,– inclusive of VAT plus travel expenses for up to 10 participants. There are no additional costs for handouts or participant certificates, they are all covered within the amount.

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