Overpack Boxes for Hazmat Shipping: Basics and Best Practices

When you’re shipping hazardous materials — or even just fragile goods — how do you protect the handlers, your product and the environment? Most likely, you’ll use overpacks. These packaging buffers are a safe, efficient and cost-effective way to insulate goods and maintain a high standard of safety during shipping.

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Six Signs That a Jerrican is the Best Way to Ship Your Product

When you think of jerricans, you might imagine gassing up the lawnmower — but these versatile containers do much more! If you’re weighing your options for non-bulk liquid shipping, jerricans are a great option that shouldn’t be overlooked. Over and over, our customers have found that AirSea jerricans give them the headache-free shipping performance they’re looking for.

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Why Steel Shipping Barrels Are a Safe and Efficient Shipping Option

When you’re shipping liquids, you don’t have time to deal with punctures, leaks or the other hazards of liquids in transit — especially if you’re shipping hazardous goods. That’s why steel shipping barrels are an excellent choice for transporting liquids. They’re tough, cost-effective and can even be reused with proper cleaning.

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Hazard Class 101: Know How to Categorize Your Hazardous Materials

 

If you are involved in the shipment of hazardous materials, there are several regulations you need to know about and follow. One of the most important steps you must take as a shipper is properly categorizing your hazardous materials. Assigning the proper category indicates that you have packaged the materials properly and communicates to carriers exactly what type of material you are shipping. This, in turn, allows them to take the proper steps to safely transport the load. Continue reading…


The Importance of Cleaning Your Shipping Pallets

 

The shipping pallet: humble but mighty. Although they appear to be a simple object, pallets play a vital role in the shipping and transportation industry. They are the literal foundation for the secure transport of goods. In a non-industrial setting, shipping pallets have been hailed by crafters and DIY enthusiasts for unique but practical uses. The upcycling of pallets has become quite a trend over the past several years, so shipping pallets have become an even bigger part of our daily lives than just a mere shipping material. Continue reading…


Six Reasons to Pack an Air Pillow in Your Next Shipment

 

When you need void filler for a package, air pillows are the way to go. E-commerce giants have embraced air pillows because they are affordable and easy to use. Customers love them because they are way less messy than other shipping materials and they’re more environmentally friendly. Air pillows are versatile, they don’t take up much space in your warehouse and they make excellent void fillers. Continue reading…


Securing Your Tote Containers During Transport: Three Things to Keep in Mind

 

If your business uses tote containers, they likely contain materials that are essential to the operation of your company. These containers are frequently used for the important job of safely holding hazardous materials. They could also be utilized to contain the ingredients for an important new pharmaceutical product or the pigment you use to create a paint color that no other company offers. Food products can be confined in IBCs as well. Continue reading…