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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?
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you ship anything and everything?
Mostly, with the exception of the following items: barrels, food/perishable items, alcohol, guns (manufactured after 1899) and ammunition, and live animals. For your hazardous material shipping needs, please visit our Hazardous Materials Shipping page.
Can you come out to my location to assess my needs?
Yes, we can schedule an onsite consultation visit to determine the best packaging, crating, and shipping solution for your logistical needs.
Do you offer insurance?
Yes, please visit our Cargo Insurance page for more information and disclaimers.
Can I set up a national account?
Yes. If you are a business who will regularly be shipping from various locations, please visit our Craters & Freighters Platinum page.
Do you ship containers?
Yes, we handle everything from small shipments to large, dedicated full container load shipments. Please visit our Container Loading page for more information.
Do you offer debris removal?
Yes, please contact the local Craters & Freighters location for information and pricing.
Do you handle hazardous material and dangerous goods?
Yes, we can pack and ship most hazardous materials according to 49 CFR, IMDG, and ICAO regulations. Our certified locations have the knowledge and skill to handle every detail of your shipment. Please visit our Hazardous Materials Shipping page for more information and certified locations.
Packaging Solutions That Support Our Crates
Our comprehensive crating services go hand-in-hand with the custom packaging plans designed to protect your assets. We know that these safety measures are just as vital to your item’s protection as the container itself.
We also maximize every inch of space within each container, making sure your asset stays in place, fitting snugly within the crate. Using high-end materials, our packing teams custom-design cushioning, wrapping and supports to ensure a secure journey through the unpredictable shipping stream.
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