When it comes to direct lashing, we differentiate mainly between two types: inclined lashing and diagonal lashing. Diagonal lashing is by far the most commonly used method. This is why we focus here on this type of direct lashing.
Diagonal lashing is always preferable to tie-down lashing, since no special static pre-tensioning forces need to be applied. In contrast to tie-down lashing, the lashing equipment/lashing points are only subjected to light pre-tensioning. The lashing equipments are only subjected to higher loads if the forces occur as a result of strong braking, starting or intensive cornering.
It is important that a number of characteristics are taken into account for diagonal lashing. This concerns the arrangement and positioning of the lashing lines in relation to the respective loading directions. Two angle plans (horizontal and vertical) must be taken into account for diagonal lashing and thus two angles must be defined. The two figures are intended to facilitate a clear definition of the angles to be taken into account.
Horizontal angle β
Vertical angle α