Some say that “any fool can stuff a container” but at TT Club, we understand the complexities and importance of correctly packed cargo. TT Club developed the Container Packing Game as a simplified but fun way to highlight some key packing skills. The game consists of blocks of various shapes and sizes, which need to be packed correctly into a scale model container. The blocks display their nominal mass and a number of other symbols that are commonly used in the industry to denote specific risks.

By attending to the symbols etched onto the blocks, looking out for fragile or dangerous goods, it is possible to ensure that your container has optimal load distribution and is safe. In this simplified game schema, if packed correctly, your container would be likely to proceed through the supply chain without incident.

While it may be entertaining to pack against a stopwatch, we’d urge you to remember that accuracy is more valuable than speed! If you’d like to try your hand at achieving packing perfection, please contact

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Start with the larger item weighing 1000kg with directional arrows. There is no room to stack anything on top of this item, so it will be placed against the head board.

Now we have a smaller item weighing 5000kg. It can sit on the bottom as there is room for another item to sit on top and there are no other symbols to note. 

The next block is another heavy item, so it should also sit at the bottom of the container.

Next, select the same shaped block, marked as 2000kg. Being lighter, it should be stacked on top.

A more compact item, marked as 5000kg, should be selected next and packed on the floor of the CTU. 

Next we have a larger item weighing 5000kg. Being heavy, this will again be packed on the bed of the CTU.

Here we have a fragile item weighing 2000kgs, which may be packed on top of the heavier items. 

Next, a tall item weighing 3000kg with directional arrows and no room to pack other items on top. This will be packed on the bed of the CTU.

This 1000kg package we will pack on the bed of the CTU.

Now select the smaller 1000kg package that has markings to state that nothing should be packed on top of it. We will pack this above the other 100kg item here.

Next is a 1500kg item, which can be packed on top of the existing items here.

We now have four 125kg drums containing corrosive liquid. These should be packed on the bed of the CTU near the doors for easy emergency access. Labels should face out so the contents are easily identified on opening the CTU.

Finally we have a small package weighing 500kgs that we will pack here on top of the drums at the doors. 

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