Condensation is a phenomenon caused by a combination of internal and external temperature difference, together with high humidity levels reaching what is known as ‘Dew Point’.

when the container walls are cooled to the temperatures below the dew point of the air inside, it leads to condensation. This condensation is formed when the air inside the container is no longer able to hold moisture, so it is released onto the cargo inside.


Container Rain

When ever goods are moved from a hot climate to a cooler climate, the air will reach the dew point and vapor will condense into water.
Condensation can form on the ceiling and walls of the container. This moisture can drip on to the cargo.

Cargo Sweat

Moisture evaporating from cargo due to high temperatures in containers which can reach over 60 degrees Celsius.


Name Product
Wooden Mold, Decacy, Odour and Deformation
Textile Fading, Mold, Fragility, odour and Deformation
Metal Erosion, oxidation, odour and fadin
Electrical Odour, Diminished Capacitor Content, Malfunction of Integrated Circuits, Oxidation of Socket Connectors in Electronic Devices
Leather Mold, decrustation, Hair slip, odour and decay
Agriculture Mold decay, Odour and Sprouting of the Seeds

Sources of Moisture inside shipping container

Moisture can be produced by many of the things inside your shipping container. In general, all containers hold moisture to some extent, as air always holds water (warm more than cold). But also the cargo may contain moisture. Cargo with a high fibrous construction, such as furniture, handicrafts, agricultural products, clothes and other fabrics, hold a certain amount of moisture at origin that can be released under the right cooling conditions. Also the packaging material, including pallets, cartons and cardboard, contains moisture. Container wooden flooring contains of few thousand kg’s wood. Wood has natural tendency to absorb, retain and release moisture during the fluctuations in temperature.