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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.

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.

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.

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.

10 Important Steps for an Industrial Plant Relocation

Business moves always present plenty of challenges. But among the most complex moves of all are industrial plant relocations. Not only are standard items like desks, tables, chairs and office equipment from the administrative side of the business typically involved, but then there are the assets on the operations side—items that are often large, heavy and oddly shaped.

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.

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.

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.

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