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What Is an MSDS and Do I Need One?

The shipping world loves to come up with abbreviations that are confusing, vague and required. Often a conversation with a shipping line may become a game of alphabet soup when they start telling you all of the things that are required for your shipment. One of the terms you may come across is MSDS. What is an MSDS and do you need one for your shipment? Let’s find out.

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How to Protect Antique Furniture When Shipping

Our custom crates have superior protection for shipping precious cargo safely.

Antiques are a piece of our history. While some can carry a strict monetary value, the antiques that have sentimental value that are truly irreplaceable.

When it comes time to move these treasured pieces, you want to ensure to protect them to their fullest extent. Some common sense and preparation can ensure that no matter where you are shipping your antiques, they will arrive unharmed.

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Shipping Antique Pottery or Porcelain: Make sure Your Pieces Arrive in One Piece

Antique handmade potteryWhether you are shipping an antique or porcelain piece because it was sold or if you are sending it to your new home, you want to be sure that it arrives in one piece.

Shipping can expose your antiques to all sorts of potential harm. Packing your objects properly can nearly eliminate the risk and ensure that your antiques or pottery arrive intact.

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Shipping Environmentally Hazardous or Dangerous Goods

Tips for Shipping hazardous materials.

Occasionally in the course of your business you may find the need to ship items that may be deemed environmentally dangerous. Special care must be taken in order to ensure that these items not only arrive intact, but that during the course of their transport they do not cause any harm to the transport vehicle, its operator or the other cargo being shipped along with them.

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Industrial Shipping Tips

industrial harborImproper packaging of materials during shipping can result in loss of product inventory due to damage and replacement. This can place a financial burden on the industrial shipping chain. Even worse, when cargo arrives damaged it can harm the relationship between the shipper and receiver. This can be even worse than the cost of replacing an item.

Choosing the right options and methods when you prepare your cargo for shipping can mitigate these issues greatly. This can result in a smoother process all around and may cost a bit more up front, but will save a lot of money in the long run.

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The Advantages of Vacuum Packaging

Industrial Packing is optimal when the cargo is vacuum sealed.

At the end of long term storage or shipping, you want the items which were stored or shipped to be fully functional and in good working order. To ensure that this is going to happen, items need to be protected from the environment, degradation and other things that could inhibit their proper function. One way to do this is by having your items vacuum sealed for storage or shipping.

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What is ISPM 15 and Why is it Important in Crating Services?

Our lumber for our crating services adheres to the ISPM standards.

When browsing our site you may have come across our commitment to and compliance of the ISPM 15 standard. As a shipping and crating professional we take great care to ensure that all of the lumber used in our crating services does not contribute to the spread of invasive insect species.

Invasive insect species are a destructive force that can cause irreparable environmental damage. Prime examples of this are the Emerald Ash Borer and the Asian Longhorned Beetle. Most of these species’ introduction to the environment can be traced back to shipments of untreated wood used in packing materials.

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How to Select the Proper Corrosion Inhibitor

metal gearsProtecting your expensive equipment from damage during shipping or storage is a major priority. Any equipment made of metal or steel can fall prey to damage from corrosion. Damages that might occur can impact equipment performance or even force costly replacement of equipment, well before its normal end of life.

Fortunately, there are a multitude of products that can help you protect your industrial equipment from corrosion. How do you choose the right one?

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Tips for Shipping Electronics Safely

Safety is paramount when shipping electronics.

Probably one of the most fragile things to ship are electronics. Today, electronics are one of the most frequently shipped items worldwide. Most electronics, particularly computers, contain thousands upon thousands of tiny little parts that must be protected.

No matter if you are shipping a vital hard drive, twenty new servers or 100 motherboards, some simple steps for packing can ensure that your electronics arrive undamaged.

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