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Birmingham’s Craters & Freighters Celebrates Nine Years of Quality Shipping Solutions
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 26, 2022Russ ConnellyCraters & Freighters [email protected] Birmingham, AL: Craters & Freighters Birmingham announced that this month, May 2022, is their ninth anniversary. This milestone...
ISPM-15 Certified Wood
ISPM-15 Certified Wood For Your Overseas Shipment When your assets need to be shipped internationally and require wood for their crating or packaging, that wood must be specially treated and certified for entry into its foreign destination. To do this, the wood...
How To Prepare and Pack a Grandfather Clock for Shipping
Owning a grandfather clock comes with a set of responsibilities that contribute to its longevity, craftsmanship, and performance. And that’s just when it’s sitting in your home. When it comes to packaging and shipping your grandfather clock, meticulous care and detail...
How To Prepare a Chandelier for Shipping
Chandeliers add ambiance and sophistication to any space, but those things come at a price. Often, chandeliers are expensive, which means that if you invest in one, you want it with you for years to come. At Craters & Freighters Birmingham we understand that...
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.
Craters & Freighters Global Logistics: Single-Source Crating/Logistics Solutions
Craters & Freighters Global Logistics serves companies that have unique shipping requirements. This may include factors like the frequency, international points of origin and/or destination, type of cargo, cargo value and overall complexity of their shipments.
“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
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
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
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
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
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.
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