Five Ways to Prepare Your Shipping Barrels for Cold Weather Travel

Creating an efficient and reliable supply chain often means finding a way to navigate unfavorable conditions and keep the wheels turning. Shipping goods in cold weather is one such challenge — it requires planning, patience and a little bit of creativity. Fortunately, you’ve got many solid resources at your disposal to help weather the storm.

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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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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…


Glass Jug vs. Plastic: What Type of Carboy Should I Use for Beverage Fermentation?

 

Anyone thinking of getting into the world of home brewing faces the dilemma of choosing their first fermenter. There is so much conflicting information out there, and it really comes down to a matter of preference. In most cases, brewers use glass jugs known as carboys and fermentation buckets. Keep in mind that how well you can clean and sanitize your fermenter will have a direct influence on the quality of your beer. Continue reading…


Distinguishing Between the Drums: Fiber, Steel & Plastic Barrels

 

Drums are used in countless industries for the packaging, containment and shipment of a wide range of products. Fiber, steel and plastic drums are all widely used, but each offers its own benefits and drawbacks. While some options offer exceptional strength and durability, others are better suited to certain types of products. Continue reading…


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…


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…