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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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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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…


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…


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…


All You Need to Know About Hazmat Placards

 

Transporting hazardous materials is serious business. Getting these potentially dangerous goods from point A to point B without incident is a huge concern, and there are several laws and regulations in place to ensure public safety. Carriers must be licensed, and all hazardous materials must be properly labeled.

The Department of Transportation (DOT) requires that hazmat shipments be placarded in most cases, and if your business plans to transport hazardous materials, you are responsible for providing the carrier with the appropriate placards. Continue reading…


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…