For the first time, our high strength patented Grade 120 ICE material allows for a one size decrease in the nominal diameter when compared to Grade 80 lashing chain. This ensures that no matter what the size of the Grade 80 lashing chain being used, the next smaller Grade 120 lashing chain will have the same lashing capacity up to -60°C. The proven technical advantages of the VIP-Program have been kept and further improved with this ICE-Lashing chain. The components for tensioning, connection and shortening have been improved considerably with regard to the weight and function. A very noticeable thing is the ICE-CURT; it is a tensioning and shortening element all in one. The integrated shorteners of the ICE-CURT have the advantage that there is nearly no lost adjustment. That means there is additional adjustment as there is no need for a shortening hook or claw on the lashing assembly. The danger of an incorrect shortening is prevented. The ICE-Lashing chain can be quickly shortened and tensioned effortlessly. This means that by using the ICE-Lashing chain there is considerable weight deduction, better ergonomic, better assembly and more safety.