Military & Government Shipping


Ensuring Military/Government Moves Meet Requirements

Craters & Freighters has extensive experience in providing packaging, crating, and shipping services for federal, state, and local government entities, military contractors, and all branches of the military including the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard.

In every government solicitation or contract there are coded packaging requirements for the items being purchased. These requirements are based on the specification MIL-STD-2073-1 and include the quantity per unit pack, quantity per intermediate pack, preservative material to be applied, preservation method, cleaning and drying procedure, cushioning, wrapping, barrier materials, packing level, outer shipping container, barcoding, and RFID. Plus, the coded requirements invariably refer to other specifications that these materials must meet.

Fully Compliant Processes

Craters & Freighters can ensure compliance with these requirements, including decoding, using the correct spec materials, applying them correctly, preserving, packaging, packing, and marking in accordance with all of the relevant specifications.

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Military & Government Packaging, Crating & Shipping Services

If your interest is only in the outer shipping container, we can provide spec boxes that meet various military, government, and ASTM specifications. This includes ASTM-D6251, ASTM-D6880, ASTM-D6256, and ASTM-D7478. Spec pallets and skids are also available.

  • MIL-Spec packaging
  • ASTM-style crates
  • MIL-Spec-style crates
  • Wooden boxes, slat crates, open crates, hood-style crates
  • MIL-Spec pallets and load bases
  • Domestic and international shipping

For companies unfamiliar with the rigors of ocean international shipping, the biggest “threat” to a shipment can occur before it even sets sail. Most foreign countries have strict requirements regarding the use of wooden crates. This is because wooden crates can harbor pests that could, in theory, start an infestation in the destination country. A better approach is to avoid issues altogether by working with a company that has a deep understanding of the challenges companies face when utilizing ocean transport and the optimal solutions for those challenges.

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With over 65 brick-and-mortar locations across the country leveraging the best technology to provide worldwide support and logistics, Craters & Freighters has become a national powerhouse with local accountability.

Tell us about your packaging, crating, and or shipping requirements, and we'll reply promptly with a figure you can use in your planning.