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Why Clear Communication Is Vital for Your Crating and Shipping Provider

Why Clear Communication Is Vital for Your Crating and Shipping Provider

When you hand over valuable assets to a specialty crating, packaging and shipping company, it can feel like those items have gone into a blackhole. It’s vital that you work with a crating and shipping company that practices clear communication. Your shipping provider should also be proactive in their communications with you.

“You Shipped What?” Our Most Interesting Specialty Crating and Shipping Projects.

“You Shipped What?” Our Most Interesting Specialty Crating and Shipping Projects.

When people think of crating and shipping services, the image that often comes to mind is an item being put into a simple, rectangular wood box with some packing peanuts or moving blankets being thrown in to provide a little cushioning. They also tend to envision common items like furniture, office equipment, etc. being the focus of the move.

Moving Resources in an Emergency: How a Specialty Shipper Can Assist FEMA

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

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.

Important Considerations for Shipping Lithium Batteries

Important Considerations for Shipping Lithium Batteries

The critical first step in shipping lithium batteries for cars or other uses is properly packaging them in a container that is strong and damage-resistant, and that can capture and retain any electrolyte leakage. Our packaging engineers can design and test the right UN-certified shipping container for any need.

How to Ensure Valuable Assets Survive the Rigors of Ocean Transport

How to Ensure Valuable Assets Survive the Rigors of Ocean Transport

The world’s oceans and seas are vast, uncrowded paths for transporting goods and materials that many businesses rely on. Another constant with ocean freight shipping is that the waterways are a harsh environment that can wreak havoc on assets that aren’t properly protected. How can you and your shipping company help ensure that your goods get to their destination port in as-shipped condition?

8 Ways To Protect Sensitive Electronics During Shipping

8 Ways To Protect Sensitive Electronics During Shipping

And with businesses having to be agile and mobile in order to stay competitive, it is very common for them to ship sensitive electronics. In addition to these items being subject to damage if not handled properly, they tend also to be very expensive. In many ways, it is a “perfect storm” of risk.

Shipping an Unmanned Aircraft System? Here’s How to Do It Right.

Shipping an Unmanned Aircraft System? Here’s How to Do It Right.

Drones contain sensitive technology and can cost anywhere from hundreds to thousands to millions of dollars in the case of the most advanced military unmanned aerial vehicles. Consequently, it is important that they be handled with care and by a company that excels at specialized packing, crating and shipping, and is trusted by companies and organizations to transport these valuable assets.

An Overview of the Crating, Packaging and Shipping of Military Assets

An Overview of the Crating, Packaging and Shipping of Military Assets

When it comes to a worldwide presence and the need to get equipment and other resources to where they are required quickly efficiently, no organization compares to the U.S. military. In fact, logistics are often referred to as the lifeblood of the military. Much of the transporting of goods for the Marine Corps, Air Force, Army, Navy and Coast Guard is handled by the branches themselves. However, they also use outside specialty crating, packaging and shipping companies to assist them with logistical challenges.

What Is White-Glove Delivery Service and Who Needs It?

What Is White-Glove Delivery Service and Who Needs It?

The term “white-glove” services refers to assistance provided with an elevated level of care and attention to detail. (Learn more about the term and its origins below.) In specialty crating, packaging and shipping, those descriptions certainly apply, but the term can also mean an extension of typical services.

Shipping Art or Antiques? Use These 8 Proven Tactics.

Shipping Art or Antiques? Use These 8 Proven Tactics.

Finding a nick, scratch or dent in a common business or household item that you’ve shipped can be irritating. Finding damage of any kind to a work of art or antique that you’ve shipped can have serious financial consequences.

Best Practices for Equipment and Machinery Crating and Shipping

Best Practices for Equipment and Machinery Crating and Shipping

Typically, with large, heavy equipment and machinery there is also a large financial investment. Consequently, it’s crucial that these valuable assets are crated and transported properly and carefully. That means effective heavy equipment transportation requires more than simply placing items on a truck and strapping or chaining them down.