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Fragile Shipping


Individualized Attention for Fragile Items to Ensure Safe Shipping

At Craters & Freighters, we understand the importance of properly handling, packing, crating, and shipping fragile, delicate items. We give the time and attention to detail needed on every shipment to ensure safe arrival at the destination point.

Custom Fragile Shipping Process

When handling fragile assets, our packaging professionals inspect the items being shipped to evaluate packing, cushioning, and crating needs. Our services are different because we don’t simply place your item in a prefabricated box. We understand the hazards of the shipping process and pack and crate the item in the best way possible to ensure safe and stable transport.

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Insurance Coverage

Craters & Freighters offers many different types of insurance coverage for your fragile shipments including:

Typically, if you elect to purchase our insurance coverage and a value is declared, Craters & Freighters insures the item from the time of pickup, during the packing and crating process, and through to delivery.

Careful Shipping of All Types of Fragile Items

Sensitive electronics – Electronics often require special care and handling. Our team of experts evaluates the needs of the electronics and builds custom floating decks, packs with anti-static and moisture barrier materials, and builds a custom-secured container.

Fine art – Top galleries, art dealers, and artists trust Craters & Freighters with their fragile one-of-a-kind artwork. All our corrugated containers and crates used for shipping are custom built and cushioned for the artwork being shipped. Whether it’s a priceless Picasso, delicate encaustic wax painting, or a large stone sculpture, our shipping specialists handle it with the utmost care and respect. We’ve mastered the art of gallery and museum shipping!

Antiques – Appraisers and top auction houses rely on Craters & Freighters to pick up and custom pack and crate all kinds of antique items. Craters & Freighters got its start decades ago by shipping antiques, so rest assured you have found the experts! We custom pack, crate, and ship fragile antique jukeboxes, collectibles, and family heirlooms just to name a few kinds of items.

Key Considerations in Handling Fragile Items

With every item we ship, and in particular with fragile items, we give careful consideration to a number of factors including:

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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