Transporting ceramics: What to consider?

March 16 2021
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Today from CST Group we want to talk about certain points to take into account when transporting ceramics to different countries.

Ceramic is used as a material for different utilitarian and decorative purposes, and that of Spain, due to its historical quality, becomes one of the country’s first exports to different parts of the world. Specifically, the ceramics from Castellón are really famous, which is why there is a high number of transport routes for this material from this point of the peninsula to various parts of the world.

In this post, we explain, among other things, who are the countries that most demand this material and how to transport ceramics safely, ensuring that your merchandise arrives in perfect condition at its destination.



Importing countries of Spanish ceramics


Spanish ceramics, either in the form of tiles, bricks or even in the form of functional or decorative elements; It is highly demanded by different countries, whose transport can be carried out by land, sea or air.

Among the main countries that have imported Spanish ceramics in 2020, we find:

  • Germany
  • France
  • UK
  • Israel
  • U.S


Transport ceramics safely


When we talk about transporting fragile goods such as ceramics, we have to take into account different factors to ensure it during the journey and thus avoid damage and breakage on arrival at its destination.

CST Grupo, due to its long experience in the transport of this type of materials, has managed to specialize over the years in the transport of ceramics. This means that we carry out each of the necessary measures so that the shipment is carried out correctly and the merchandise arrives in perfect condition. Likewise, we remember that in our company we are very committed to the agreed dates and deadlines to comply with the established planning.


Particularities of the packaging according to the type of ceramic


We pack the ceramics in corrugated cardboard boxes, as it is the material that presents the greatest resistance and offers great protection to the merchandise. In general, most ceramic tiles can be placed vertically, one on top of the other, since it is the same product that supports the weight and not the cardboard box. In this way, we can transport several boxes without risk.

However, we must bear in mind that some more fragile ceramic products have to be placed horizontally, not grouping more than two levels of boxes to significantly reduce weight. An example can be decorative or functional items, such as vases or decorative figures.



Palletizing and stacking: Essential for the transport of ceramics


Each pallet must not support more than 1,200 kilograms so that the structure is not damaged and the safety of the load is compromised. IMPORTANT: This limit is essential for the transport of ceramic. On the other hand, do not store in humid environments, check its integrity at each use (that it does not have loose boards or nails) and do not damage the pallet or pallet; They are security measures that must be checked before making the journey.

To stow the ceramic products, the boxes will be placed with the product in a vertical direction. It should always be indicated by the corresponding labeling those precautions that must be taken into account, such as keeping the upper part up at all times. To stow the ceramic, it is advisable to cross between boxes, achieving greater stability and minimizing the risk of breakage.



To take into account when loading the ceramic


  • Check the maximum height of the container to avoid damaging the product.
  • Make sure that the pallets are placed symmetrically.
  • Secure the pallets with ropes to avoid sudden movements during the journey.
  • Put the heaviest and most resistant loads on the lower levels and the less heavy and resistant loads on the upper ones.



CST Group: Specialists in ceramic transport


If you need to carry out the transport of large quantities of ceramics or other fragile materials to different countries of the world, do not hesitate to contact a trusted group that can ensure your merchandise and guarantee its arrival at its destination on time and in good condition.

Contact us if you need more information, or request a quote through our website.