As the shipper, you are the responsible party for the packing and loading of your cargo into the shipping container(s) it will be transported in. While you have the freedom and flexibility to pack and load your cargo as you see fit, you should be aware of proper loading practices. Improper loading of cargo can lead to damage of your goods. Customs may examine your container if an x-ray shows improper and unprofessional loading as it may be a sign of concealing unusual items. This will cause an intensive exam of your shipment which may cause additional delays and significant expenses. Household and Personal Effects Shippers should be especially carefully with loading since they have less experience with proper loading practices.