The World Cup has come, at long last, to its end. Germany has beaten Argentina in a very exciting, well-played game. They’ve been awarded the World Cup trophy: if you turn on the news right now, odds are you’re going to see a bunch of triumphant Germans waving it around over their heads. But have you ever thought about how the World Cup travels from destination to destination?
Any time you have to ship an extremely valuable item, special precautions must be taken. There’s the issue of crating the item securely, whether that’s in a custom wooden shipping crate or a very durable cardboard shipping box. You need a container that is both durable (after all, even though the World Cup trophy is not, in fact, solid gold, it is still quite heavy!) and secure – imagine how quickly bad guys would melt that trophy down and sell the gold if given the opportunity. (It’s happened before, in 1983!)
We don’t think FIFA is even pondering holding the World Cup in Boston, but in case they do, we’d like to let them know that Boston Pack and Ship is the South Shore’s best source for both custom built wooden shipping crates and shipping boxes!
Another item that’s important when you’re shipping valuable, one of a kind items is the packing materials used. Gold is durable, but it’s not indestructible. If the World Cup trophy got banged around while it was being shipped, there’s no doubt it could easily be bent or damaged. That’s why packing materials are so important. For the ultimate in protection, we’d recommend foam-in-place technology. This innovative packaging system involves a special hardening foam that’s piped into place around the valuable item, which is first wrapped in a protective film. This foam cushions, cradles and protects everything inside it from moisture, gravity, electric shock and more.
You may not have a World Cup trophy. (Don’t feel bad, Lionel Messi doesn’t either!) But you still may need to ship valuable items. For the ultimate in security, protection and peace of mind, choose Boston Pack and Ship for your shipping needs!