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Why Clear Communication Is Vital for Your Crating and Shipping Provider
When you hand over valuable assets to a specialty crating, packaging and shipping company, it can feel like those items have gone into a blackhole. It’s vital that you work with a crating and shipping company that practices clear communication. Your shipping provider should also be proactive in their communications with you.
Craters & Freighters Global Logistics: Single-Source Crating/Logistics Solutions
Craters & Freighters Global Logistics serves companies that have unique shipping requirements. This may include factors like the frequency, international points of origin and/or destination, type of cargo, cargo value and overall complexity of their shipments.
“You Shipped What?” Our Most Interesting Specialty Crating and Shipping Projects.
When people think of crating and shipping services, the image that often comes to mind is an item being put into a simple, rectangular wood box with some packing peanuts or moving blankets being thrown in to provide a little cushioning. They also tend to envision common items like furniture, office equipment, etc. being the focus of the move.
Moving Resources in an Emergency: How a Specialty Shipper Can Assist FEMA
As a specialty crating, packaging and shipping company, Craters & Freighters helps businesses and individuals move important assets across the country and around the world every day. In some cases, those shipments are time-sensitive. However, nothing compares to the sense of urgency when resources are needed following a natural disaster.
A Look Inside the Crate: Bracing, Padding and Other Protective Measures
Ensuring that your items arrive safely at their destination in as-shipped conditions requires multiple layers of protection. The first layer, in many instances, is a strong wood crate. Often this is a custom-built wood crate specifically designed to maximize the protection of the assets being shipped. Customized wood pallets and skids may also be used.
Important Considerations for Shipping Lithium Batteries
The critical first step in shipping lithium batteries for cars or other uses is properly packaging them in a container that is strong and damage-resistant, and that can capture and retain any electrolyte leakage. Our packaging engineers can design and test the right UN-certified shipping container for any need.
How to Ensure Valuable Assets Survive the Rigors of Ocean Transport
The world’s oceans and seas are vast, uncrowded paths for transporting goods and materials that many businesses rely on. Another constant with ocean freight shipping is that the waterways are a harsh environment that can wreak havoc on assets that aren’t properly protected. How can you and your shipping company help ensure that your goods get to their destination port in as-shipped condition?
8 Ways To Protect Sensitive Electronics During Shipping
And with businesses having to be agile and mobile in order to stay competitive, it is very common for them to ship sensitive electronics. In addition to these items being subject to damage if not handled properly, they tend also to be very expensive. In many ways, it is a “perfect storm” of risk.
Shipping an Unmanned Aircraft System? Here’s How to Do It Right.
Drones contain sensitive technology and can cost anywhere from hundreds to thousands to millions of dollars in the case of the most advanced military unmanned aerial vehicles. Consequently, it is important that they be handled with care and by a company that excels at specialized packing, crating and shipping, and is trusted by companies and organizations to transport these valuable assets.
Corrugated Cardboard: The Perfect Shipping Material for Many Scenarios
Corrugated cardboard—sometimes called corrugated fiberboard—is material made of thick paper stock with a fluted (or grooved) middle layer surrounded by flat layers on either side. The result is sheets that are lightweight and surprisingly strong.
What Is a Packaging Engineer in the Crating and Shipping Business?
The term “packaging engineer” has different meanings in different industries. In the manufacturing world, packaging engineers help companies design and develop new containers and materials that are mass produced and used to package their products.
Office Moving & Relocation: 12 Tips for a Stress-Free Transition
If you have ever participated in an office relocation, you know it can be a chaotic and stressful process. Not only are there the countless details that must be attended to, the move typically must be completed in a short period of time so that the business can return to normal operations quickly.
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