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Choosing a specialty packaging, crating, and shipping company is an important decision. We make it easy to learn more about us with a variety of resources.

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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.

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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