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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. Read More

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? Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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