SPECIAL CARE FOR FRAGILE ITEMS
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.
Craters & Freighters offers many different types of insurance coverage for your fragile shipments including:
- Full Coverage Cargo – based on declared value
- Limited Liability Insurance – covering lost items only
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:
- Insurance needs
- Pickup and delivery requirements
- Fragility, weight, and dimensions
- Cushioning and packaging needs
- Container needs (corrugated box, wood crate)
- Transportation options
- Special requirements of the item
- Destination delivery requirements
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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.
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