You’ve got a valuable, fragile item that you need to ship. It’s large, bulky and heavy. What’s the best way to package it for transport?
Wooden crates are the gold standard for protecting goods in transit. Many freight carriers require that items be crated according to their size and quality regulations. This is because crating provides the highest level of protection for your items, whether they’re traveling by air, cargo ship, rail or truck.
Is Building Shipping Crates Truly a DIY Job?
If you’ve got an air nailer, some plywood and a little bit of spare time on your hands, you could certainly attempt to build a shipping crate. Make sure to take the time to inform yourself of freight carriers’ relevant rules and regulations – if your crate doesn’t meet specs, it won’t be accepted.
Crating large objects requires some degree of expertise, particularly as it relates to sizing the crate appropriately, utilizing appropriate packing materials, and building the crate in such a way that it can be picked up and moved using standard shipping equipment such as forklifts.
For this reason, most people decide that building shipping crates is really not a good use of their time, energy, or resources. It’s faster and more affordable to go with a Boston crating and freighting service. A crating and freighting service is your point-to-point solution for transporting large items. All you have to do is make a phone call and explain what you need done: they’ll handle the rest.
Best Crating & Freighting in Boston
Boston’s a busy city. There are lots of manufacturers, biomedical professionals, innovators, inventors, artists, and others who need the best crating and freighting service. Boston Pack and Ship has been serving Boston’s shipping needs for three decades plus. We have the experience, resources, and ability to do the job right.