How to build a crate for international shipping? You can build any crate for international shipping! The one thing that you need is to have the right type of material. You need to have Heat treated Wood. What is heat treated wood?
There are international standards that the lumber companies need to follow. These standards were created and developed to help the stop of disease and insects that could negatively affect plants or the ecosystem. These standards have been made for the lumber companies to heat treat the lumber to a minimum core temperature of 56 degrees for at least 30 minutes. When this is complete then the lumber is stamped and clearly marked with a Heat Treat stamp. The heat treat stamp is required to send a crate overseas.
When the lumber is stamped it is considered ISPM 15. Companies that crate for shipping over seas has to track the amount of lumber that the crate is made out of and the different sizes. When that is logged it can be tracked back if necessary. There are many companies that use heat treated lumber in their business.
How to build a crate for international shipping?
The first thing is to find a company that is ISPM 15 and then there you go to make that crate. Any crate can be sent overseas in any size and any shape. We can use your print, or we can go out and measure your item that needs crating. When we go out and see you, we will talk to you about the best way to crate your item. Will your item need special block and bracing, will it need foam in the shape of the item to make sure it does not move. There are many different ways to make sure your item is secure.
Our company can crate at your facility.
We will make the crate at our facility and bring all the necessary materials to crate. We will make sure that the crate is ready to go. If it is a big item then, we will make sure that you have a forklift on site to put on the palletized base. Once the item is on the palletized base, we will secure the item down and secure the sides and top on. Then you will be ready to ship your product overseas.
All products will need to be on a palletized base. What is a pallet and what sizes are wooden pallets? A pallet is a portable, rigid platform that is flat and can carry a load. The different pallets are used to pile up, store, assemble, or transport goods. It helps the operation efficiency of the warehouse move and stack goods. What size are wooden pallets? Pallets are made to fit your product. There are standard ones but you want to make sure that the pallet fits your item. Pallets can be 2 way forkable or 4 way forkable. That means that with a 4 way you can come in with a forklift on all sides. That helps the carrier move the product and come in from all sides.
Industrial Crating Pack & Services is here to help will building a crate for international Shipping and finding the right size of pallet. Give us a call for a quote 602-244-0554.