Stevedore strapsare essentially additional straps that attach in some way to the polypropylenestraps that are sewn into a FIBC. They are sold separately and/or with the bagsthemselves. There are several different types, but all of them are loopedthrough the existing bag loops to offer additional ways to lift the bag. Themost common uses are for forklifts. These straps give easy access pointsfor forklifts to slide into and move the bag throughout any facilitymaking them very popular in many warehouses where FIBCs are in use.
Stevedore strapsare often referred to as ‘loading belts’.
There are three stevedore strap types that are the most commonly used:
1) Standard Stevedore Straps
Standardstraps are often referred to as simply stevedore straps. In this type,four individual straps attach to each of the straps sewn into the bags.
2) Double Stevedore Straps(double loading belt)
A double stevedoreset up involves two longer straps where each is looped through two of thestraps that are sewn into the bag. This is a very common type of stevedore foruse with forklifts as it makes it very easy to put the forklift’s arms throughthe straps for easy lifting.
3) Single Stevedore (singleloading belt)
A single stevedoreset up involves a single strap that loops through all four straps that are sewninto the bag offering a very simple and easy option. This is another verycommon set up where forklifts are involved as it makes it very easy to pick upand move the FIBC throughout a facility.