Why, When and How to Replace Your Box Cutter Blades

A box cutter knife is a key tool in almost every warehouse. Also known as utility knives, these ultra-sharp blades easily cut cardboard, shrink wrap, cords, carpet and more. Workers prize them for their versatility, as well as for their ability to make small, precise cuts. As part of our commitment to creating complete packaging solutions for warehouse and industrial customers, AirSea offers multi-purpose utility knives.

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Port Hurricane Preparedness Plans: The Ultimate Checklist

 

Hurricane season is the most dangerous time of the year for East Coast ports. Running from June 1 through November 30 each year, the Atlantic hurricane season spawns an average of 10 named storms. Of them, approximately six become hurricanes, and two to three develop into major hurricanes. Ports in cities like Miami and New Orleans must take steps to ensure that they are prepared to deal with major storms and their aftermath. Continue reading…


4 Types of Hazardous Waste and How to Properly Dispose of Each

 

When it comes to properly managing and disposing of hazardous waste, understanding the exact types of waste your business creates is vital. Due to strict regulations, hazardous waste cannot be simply thrown out with the rest of your trash. Instead, it must be disposed of in a manner that complies with strict government policies. Continue reading…


Class 3 Flammable Liquid Class: All You Need to Know

 

When transporting hazardous materials, how do shippers correctly label their cargo? There are numerous classifications for a wide range of materials that are classified as hazardous or dangerous for a number of reasons, including explosiveness, causticness, and flammability. The class 3 flammable liquids class contains liquids with flash points of no more than 60.5 degrees Celsius or 141 degrees Fahrenheit. It also contains molten materials in their liquid phase with flash points that are no greater than 37.8 degrees Celsius or 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Because there are numerous products and materials that fit into this class, understanding how to properly label and transport them is extremely important. Here are a few things you need to know about the class 3 flammable liquid class. Continue reading…


Why Vendor Compliance Is Important for All Incoming Shipping Materials

 

From meeting customer expectations to ensuring that they are abiding by all applicable laws and regulations, companies of all types and sizes jump through a lot of hoops to meet their goals. For many, working with vendors is one of the biggest challenges. Business owners rely on numerous vendors to provide the raw materials, supplies, etc. that they need to successfully run their companies. Continue reading…


Best Ways to Prepare Pallets for Shipping

 

If your company ships freight, you likely use the portable platforms known as pallets. Palletizing your freight provides protection for your shipment during loading, transport and unloading. They also make the loading and unloading processes faster and easier for carriers by using the space inside trailers in an efficient manner. All of the potential benefits of shipping on pallets is wasted, however, if you fail to prepare your shipments properly. Here are a few helpful tips on how to properly palletize your shipments. Continue reading…


Important Lessons Small Businesses Can Learn from Recent Brick-and-Mortar Bankruptcies

 

It seems like every day a new brick-and-mortar retailer is filing for bankruptcy every time you turn on the news. With once-popular brands like Toys “R” Us, The Bon Ton, Claire’s, Teavana and several others falling victim to difficult economic times and a surge in the popularity of online shopping, many small businesses fear becoming the next statistic in a never-ending stream of failed businesses. Continue reading…


What Does UN 4G Mean?

 

Packaging choices must meet the demands of every single shipment. While we provide a wide range of packaging, the most important options are those that are specifically designed to meet dangerous goods regulations. These are known in the industry as UN-certified 4G boxes. Continue reading…


Important Warehouse Safety Tips to Always Keep in Mind

With more than 7,000 operational warehouses employing over 145,000 employees in the United States, safety must always be a priority. The warehousing industry has one of the highest fatality rates annually. These statistics can be reduced significantly by following some simple warehouse safety tips that can help save lives, reduce worker’s compensation claims and provide safer working conditions. Continue reading…