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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. Read More

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. Read More

What You Need to Know About Shipping Hazardous Materials

What You Need to Know About Shipping Hazardous Materials

It stands to reason that hazardous materials are even more capable of causing property damage or personal injury when they are being transported. Consequently, it is critical that organizations needing to ship hazardous materials work with a company that has extensive experience in “hazmat” handling and transport. Read More

Estate Shipping: 9 Steps You Should Take

Estate Shipping: 9 Steps You Should Take

In short, estate moves aren’t simple “blanket wrap and go” transactions. They require careful planning and skillful execution in order to ensure that items arrive in as-shipped condition when and where they are expected. Read More

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. Read More

What You Need to Know About Shipping and Cargo Insurance

What You Need to Know About Shipping and Cargo Insurance

When shipping valuable assets, your most important “insurance policy” is ensuring that you work with a leader in specialty crating, packaging and shipping. However, no company can control every aspect of a crate’s journey from origin to destination. Read More

Small Items to Jet Engines: Meeting the Challenges of Aerospace Transportation

Small Items to Jet Engines: Meeting the Challenges of Aerospace Transportation

Aerospace and aviation equipment and devices have many characteristics that can make them challenging to ship. For example, a jet engine is a large, heavy item that’s difficult to move and to secure in place for transport. It’s also a very expensive asset. Smaller items like avionics equipment may be expensive, as well, and they are often sensitive or fragile. Read More

9 Common Shipping Challenges and How to Overcome Them

9 Common Shipping Challenges and How to Overcome Them

In a perfect world, every shipment would get from its point of origin to its destination on time, in as-shipped condition, and with zero headaches for you, the shipper. Of course, we don’t live in a perfect world. Read More

Pickup and Delivery: Valuable Crating and Shipping Company Services

Pickup and Delivery: Valuable Crating and Shipping Company Services

Professional pickup and delivery services can save you or your business time and money when you ship valuable assets. And working with experts in specialty crating, packaging and shipping can help ensure that your items arrive on time and undamaged. Read More

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. Read More

How Specialty Crating & Shipping Differs From Traditional Shipping

How Specialty Crating & Shipping Differs From Traditional Shipping

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. Read More

Key Considerations for International Shipping

Key Considerations for International 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. Read More