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The Basics of Industrial Packing and Transloading

If you need to send large amounts of freight, then you are going to have to pack it up to do it. Thing is, industrial packing is a lot different than the way that you would ship a single package or even a small group of packages.

In order to ensure that your shipment is going to arrive undamaged, you need to follow the basics of industrial packing. Here is what you need to know to get your shipment packed up and underway.

 

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Do You Understand Your Freight Charges?

As with industry there are plenty of inside terms and tricks to understanding freight charges.

Even businesses who have lots of experience with shipping can find themselves overwhelmed when looking over a bill from a freight carrier. That is why it is so important to understand everything about your freight charges and why they are appearing.

Here are some key things you should understand about freight charges and when they apply (or don’t apply) to what you are shipping.

 

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Tips to Get More out of Your Transloading Operations

Transloading is a great way to add flexibility to your supply chain. It can also help to reduce freight costs which can be significant depending on where your lines of business are located.

If you are new to transloading you may be looking for some tips on how you can leverage your operations and make them more effective. Here are some ways that you can more efficiently and effectively use transloading operations in your business.

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Transloading for your Large or Bulk Items

Shipping large or bulk items can provide a unique set of challenges. That’s why your logistics operations are so critical to the success of your business. The important thing is getting your goods into the hands of your customers with as little difficulty as possible. That is why transloading is a great way to do this.

Transloading can reduce costs, extend your reach and make your entire operation more efficient. Here are some of the ways that you can take advantage of Vancouver transloading for your operation.

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What to Look for In a Carrier

There are so many freight carriers out there nowadays, how do you choose the right one for your cargo? Choosing the wrong carrier could mean unhappy customers, damaged goods, late deliveries or overly high costs. The good news is that most quality carries have many of the same qualities in common – the same qualities that you should be looking for when searching for a carrier for yourself.

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Should You Use Stringer or Block Pallets?

The shipping and freight industry is full of decisions that have to be made to get goods from point A to point B. Not only do you have to consider what you are shipping, you need to think about what it is being shipped on. That is why choosing the right pallet for your application can be very important.

There are two main types of pallets, stringer or block. Each have their respective uses, the question is which one is the right one for you?

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Understanding the Charges on Your Delivery Receipt

Once your shipment arrives you should be checking it over. First give your shipment a once over to ensure that there are no visible signs of damage on the outside of the packing. After you have signed off on the delivery slip, the next thing to do is to take a look at the proof of delivery for any charges that might be on there.

Yes, when a shipment arrives it can be very hectic and things can get overlooked and missed. Unfortunately an errant signature on a PoD sheet can end up costing you lots of money in shipping charges.

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What to Do About Concealed Damage in Freight?

How many times have you opened up a shipment to find that your shipment was damaged? Even though there may be no outward signs of the damage at all. There is nothing more frustrating for someone receiving a shipment.
The same could be said for those on the shipping end as well. Even though you took all the time and effort to pack your freight properly, it ends up damaged regardless.
Here is what you need to know about concealed damage and what should be done about it.

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