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Craters & Freighters Helps Trees for the Future Reach 200 Million Tree Mark
Sustainable agriculture nonprofit Trees for the Future (TREES) announced Tuesday that they’ve planted more than 200 million trees around the world. The milestone was met with support from thousands of individual donors and more than 300 brand partners. Craters & Freighters has helped TREES plant 750,000 trees since 2015.
An Overview of the Crating, Packaging and Shipping of Military Assets
When it comes to a worldwide presence and the need to get equipment and other resources to where they are required quickly efficiently, no organization compares to the U.S. military. In fact, logistics are often referred to as the lifeblood of the military. Much of the transporting of goods for the Marine Corps, Air Force, Army, Navy and Coast Guard is handled by the branches themselves. However, they also use outside specialty crating, packaging and shipping companies to assist them with logistical challenges.
What Is White-Glove Delivery Service and Who Needs It?
The term “white-glove” services refers to assistance provided with an elevated level of care and attention to detail. (Learn more about the term and its origins below.) In specialty crating, packaging and shipping, those descriptions certainly apply, but the term can also mean an extension of typical services.
What You Need to Know About Shipping Hazardous Materials
It stands to reason that hazardous materials are even more capable of causing property damage or personal injury when they are being transported. Consequently, it is critical that organizations needing to ship hazardous materials work with a company that has extensive experience in “hazmat” handling and transport.
Estate Shipping: 9 Steps You Should Take
In short, estate moves aren’t simple “blanket wrap and go” transactions. They require careful planning and skillful execution in order to ensure that items arrive in as-shipped condition when and where they are expected.
Shipping Art or Antiques? Use These 8 Proven Tactics.
Finding a nick, scratch or dent in a common business or household item that you’ve shipped can be irritating. Finding damage of any kind to a work of art or antique that you’ve shipped can have serious financial consequences.
10 Important Steps for an Industrial Plant Relocation
Business moves always present plenty of challenges. But among the most complex moves of all are industrial plant relocations. Not only are standard items like desks, tables, chairs and office equipment from the administrative side of the business typically involved, but then there are the assets on the operations side—items that are often large, heavy and oddly shaped.
What You Need to Know About Shipping and Cargo Insurance
When shipping valuable assets, your most important “insurance policy” is ensuring that you work with a leader in specialty crating, packaging and shipping. However, no company can control every aspect of a crate’s journey from origin to destination.
Small Items to Jet Engines: Meeting the Challenges of Aerospace Transportation
Aerospace and aviation equipment and devices have many characteristics that can make them challenging to ship. For example, a jet engine is a large, heavy item that’s difficult to move and to secure in place for transport. It’s also a very expensive asset. Smaller items like avionics equipment may be expensive, as well, and they are often sensitive or fragile.
9 Common Shipping Challenges and How to Overcome Them
In a perfect world, every shipment would get from its point of origin to its destination on time, in as-shipped condition, and with zero headaches for you, the shipper. Of course, we don’t live in a perfect world.
Pickup and Delivery: Valuable Crating and Shipping Company Services
Professional pickup and delivery services can save you or your business time and money when you ship valuable assets. And working with experts in specialty crating, packaging and shipping can help ensure that your items arrive on time and undamaged.
Best Practices for Equipment and Machinery Crating and Shipping
Typically, with large, heavy equipment and machinery there is also a large financial investment. Consequently, it’s crucial that these valuable assets are crated and transported properly and carefully. That means effective heavy equipment transportation requires more than simply placing items on a truck and strapping or chaining them down.
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