What Is Dunnage? Uses, Benefits and More

 

Dunnage is a term that is commonly used in the shipping industry and by industrial packaging technicians — but what exactly does it mean? Depending on who you talk to, an entire shipping container could be referred to as dunnage. More often, though, the term is used to describe internal packaging components like metal or plastic bracing, planks, blocks or boards that are used to secure and support packages during handling and shipping. Continue reading…


Understanding the Emergency Response Guidebook: Why It Is Essential

 

If you are involved in the transport of dangerous goods or hazardous materials, being familiar with the “Emergency Response Guidebook” is essential. This book serves as a “guidebook for first responders during the initial phase of a dangerous goods/hazardous materials transportation incident” and is used in the United States, Canada and Mexico by emergency responders — including police officers, firefighters and paramedics — when there is a transportation emergency that involves hazardous materials. Continue reading…


Shipping Hazardous Materials in IBC Containers: What You Need to Know

 

When shipping hazardous materials, you’ll need to follow numerous regulations and meet many requirements. These regulations and requirements are in place to ensure the safety of everyone involved in transporting hazardous materials and to prevent dangerous spills during transit. Intermediate bulk containers — or IBCs — are commonly used to ship hazardous materials because they are affordable and feature a modular design that makes them easy to stack and secure for transportation. Continue reading…


A Guide to Warehouse Logistics: From Shipping Materials to Fulfilment Efficiency

 

From the time you place an order to the moment your purchase arrives at your home or place of business, your merchandise goes through a complex chain of procedures. It takes several steps to get a product from a warehouse shelf to your mailbox. From storage, customer service and packaging to shipping and tracking, warehouse logistics is a complex process that ensures deliveries arrive safely and in a timely fashion. Continue reading…


How to Determine the Right Shipping Tape for Packaging Hazardous Materials

 

When shipping hazardous materials, even the smallest details matter. You obviously need to choose boxes and containers that are suitable for your application and then label them properly, but there is one part you may not have even considered: the right shipping tape. The Department of Transportation (DOT) has rules in place for just about every aspect of shipping hazardous materials by air, ground and sea, so it should come as no surprise that there are regulations on the types of tape that can be used and how that tape should be applied. Continue reading…


Five Shipping and Storing Benefits of Using an Amber Glass Jug

 

When you think about an amber glass jug, you probably imagine it containing a fresh batch of moonshine or some old-timey pharmacy elixir. While they are certainly used for those applications, glass jugs and bottles can be used for so much more. Often found holding beer, soda, wine, essential oils, medicinal syrups and more, they are a common choice for several reasons. Continue reading…