If someone asked what you think a crating and shipping company does, you might understandably say that it puts items in crates and transports them to various locations. And while that answer wouldn’t be wrong, it barely scratches the surface of the time, effort, and expertise invested in ensuring that shipments arrive in excellent condition where and when expected.
If you believe that all shipping companies are essentially the same, and that all you need to do is compare prices to choose one, you’re not alone. It’s a common misconception. In reality, there are significant differences between standard shipping providers and those that specialize in customized crating, packaging and shipping.
The desire to explore or capitalize on untapped foreign markets is driving many companies today to ship equipment, products and materials overseas. Often, the person asked to coordinate these shipments has little or no experience in international freight shipping.
As the world continues to “go digital,” the information technology (IT) equipment and infrastructure that companies use continues to grow in importance. Consequently, it is critical that these items be handled, packaged, crated and shipped with great care.
Some industries have special packaging, crating and shipping requirements. Medical equipment shipping is a good example. From large imaging systems to sensitive devices to supplies, medical shipping logistics requires special expertise.
Shippers of server equipment must consider a number of factors, including safety, speed, and of course, cost. Over the years, we have become aware of a number of shippers making a common set of mistakes in the name of speed and cost, at the expense of safety.
Take a look at our tips to ensure that the bike you purchase arrives at your door without a scratch. In general, it’s a safer bet to purchase from a licensed dealer or established site than an individual and hire a motorcycle shipping expert for delivery.
Having “the conversation” with a family member about moving into an assisted living facility can feel overwhelming and stressful for everyone involved. Approach this conversation with respect and empathy and you’re likely to get the same in return from your loved one.
The difference between a house and a home is the people and memories that occupy the rooms. As family members age and decide to move to smaller residences, it can be painful for them to part with the memories of their home.
When it comes time to helping an elder family member move into a new home you may have many questions. Do you need to insure their valuables? How is a regular moving company different from specific senior moving services? Will fragile shipping cost more?
Are you in charge of the clean up after an elder family member leaves home? Before you contract with senior moving services or pack items off to Goodwill, take stock of the home goods, and learn how to spot and sell midcentury items.
Art collecting may seem like a hobby reserved for Manhattanites with private jets and a taste for caviar, but there is a growing trend in the accessibility of the art world. Thru online sellers anyone with a desire for high-quality art can start a collection.
Craters & Freighters has introduced Craters & Freighters Platinum, designed to give the commercial, industrial and manufacturing customer expert solutions for their complex nationwide crating, packaging and shipping logistical needs.