Protect Your Freight: Tools that Secure Items for Shipping

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Freight and shipping companies have made it more convenient for people to transact business and transport goods around the world. So, running a business — especially one that caters to an international market — is easier than ever.

While shipping companies take care of transporting your goods from one place to another, it is still part of your responsibility to properly secure the items of your clients. Apart from using tapes, polyester and composite cord straps, here are other ways to protect your package.

Protective Containers

Shipping companies would not pick up loose items. Therefore, it is important to put your things in protective containers.

Boxes, cartons and crates are among the most common types of protective containers. The exact kind is dependent on the type and weight of your product, though. Protect your items further, especially the fragile ones, by wrapping them with bubble wraps or foam.

Pallets and Shrink Wraps

Businesses usually make use of pallets when transporting multiple and heavy boxes. When using a pallet, make sure to evenly distribute the weight of your package in it.

In some cases, you may use composite straps or other strapping materials for stability. You may also use shrink wraps to secure your pallet and minimise wobbling during transport.

Crates

When your items require crate containers during transportation, consider tying up with a professional crating company. Choose one that can customise crates that suit the needs of your package.

Labels

Finally, do not forget to put on labels. Attach labels indicating that a package is fragile when the items in it are easily breakable or when they require gentler handling. Moreover, never forget to include the recipient’s name and address to avoid delivery failures such as directing the shipment to the wrong person or location.

Fortunately, shipping companies help you transport packages around the world to your clients. Familiarise with these tools that secure your package so that you can send them with ease and peace of mind.

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