From Tarantulas to Treasures: The Strangest Things Found in Cargo Boxes

The expansion of our trading systems throughout history has allowed us to receive information and produce from countries all over the world, expanding both our diets and our knowledge of the world around us. Packages often travel tens of thousands of miles to reach their destination, and shipping containers and cargo boxes can contain anything from food and spices to clothing to electronics. Continue reading…


Preparing Your Gaylord Box for Cold-Weather Travel

Rain, hail, or shine, you want your customers’ goods to arrive on time. Unfortunately, the weather can often have other ideas. Cold weather and other itinerant weather conditions can severely impact the efficiency of your shipping. Whether ships and trucks need to be rerouted or packaging becomes damaged during transit, the integrity of your products can be compromised if proper care is not taken to protect your items. Continue reading…


Should I Purchase Cargo Insurance When Shipping Freight Internationally?

 

When shipping internationally, the freight moves through many more hands than it does when shipped nationally. The longer the trip, the greater the risk of damage. That’s why you may want to consider shipping insurance when shipping freight internationally.

Insurance is not mandatory, but damaged products can cause unexpected costs for individuals shipping packages. International carriers are held responsible for packages damaged in their care, with certain restrictions, yet the damage done to some packages has unknown origins. Continue reading…


Relocating Cross-Country? 6 Apps to Help with Your Move

 

Whether the move is across town or the country, moving is a pain. It’s rated as one of the most stressful experiences a person can go through. Even if you take advantage of the move to purge your household of no longer needed items, you will want every bit of help you can get to make the move work as pleasant as possible.

You’ll need to make sure you have the best shipping materials for your belongings and a well thought out plan for the moving process. Continue reading…


6 Reasons It’s Time to Hire a Freight Shipping Service

 

With all the environmental concerns, rules, and regulations these days, it can be difficult to stay current with the legal and carrier requirements for shipping goods. Materials like explosives, gases, and infectious or toxic substances, for example, require specific handling, packaging, and labeling that follows appropriate rules and guidelines laid down by the UN. Continue reading…


The History of the Jerrican

 

The turning point of the technological tug-of-war in World War II centered on a product the Allied Forces initially overlooked, a product Hitler secretly stockpiled in anticipation of war: the jerrican.

A jerrican or jerry can is a container used for efficient fuel transportation. Its success during World War II enabled the Germans to employ their famous Blitzkrieg strategy and overrun most of Europe in record time. Continue reading…


The Best Eco-Friendly Packaging Supplies on the Market

 

Packaging solutions are evolving to improve the storage and transport of goods, as well as enable companies to market their products to consumers more effectively.

One of the fastest growing packaging trends is eco-friendly packaging. Sustainable packaging supplies are not only better for the environment; they are better for the bottom line of businesses, as well. Continue reading…