Shipping Tips: Packing Peanuts vs. Air Pillows

When it comes to protecting items and filling voids in packages, there are several types of packaging material you can choose from. While packing peanuts were once the product of choice, more and more businesses are turning to air pillows instead. Both work well to cushion objects while in transit, and both are lightweight enough to do so without increasing shipping costs. With major retailers like Amazon making the switch to air pillows, though, many companies are realizing that they may be the better choice. Continue reading…


3 Myths about Gardening with Styrofoam Debunked

Talk to any gardener, and they will probably share at least one tip with you about how they use Styrofoam in their garden. Whether they have a flower bed, a veggie garden or even a container garden, there is a good chance they make use of Styrofoam in one way or another. And if they don’t, they probably still have a few Styrofoam gardening tips they learned from someone else that they would be more than happy to share with you. Continue reading…


What Makes Biodegradable Packing Peanuts Degrade?

We hear the term “biodegradable” quite often these days. With the ever-growing problem of overflowing landfills and waste making its way into our oceans and waterways, we have become increasingly concerned with producing products and materials that are classified as biodegradable. Continue reading…


How Common Are Shipping Hazmat Spills?

Hazardous materials are defined as any materials or substances that, when involved in an accident or misused and released in sufficient quantities, pose a serious risk to property and the health and safety of people. They may be poisonous, explosive, corrosive, flammable, radioactive or otherwise toxic. Because they are commonly used in numerous industries, the shipment of hazardous materials is common. While there are numerous regulations in place, accidents still sometimes occur during shipment. Hazmat spills that occur during shipment most commonly occur as the result of transportation accidents. Just how common are these types of spills during shipment? Let’s take a closer look. Continue reading…


How Can I Avoid Hazmat Spills?

For hazmat shippers, carriers, etc., spilling hazardous materials is always a major concern. Such spills are unpredictable and, when they happen, the results can be devastating. While most hazmat spills are small and may not make the evening news, the National Response Center answers almost 11,000 calls per year related to hazmat spills. That averages out to more than one call every hour. Continue reading…


Our Most Popular Temperature-Controlled Packaging Options

 

Proper packaging, especially temperature-controlled packaging, is an essential aspect of running a competent and successful product supply business. At Air Sea Containers, Inc., we offer high-quality, reliable options to ensure your shipping is handled efficiently and arrives at its destination at the perfect temperature. Continue reading…


Are Infectious and Diagnostic Packaging Safe for All Forms of Travel?

 

Shipping infectious and diagnostic material is highly and strictly regulated throughout the world whether transporting by air, rail, sea or land. This is because when shipping infectious or diagnostic material, there is always a risk of the packaging being damaged and other cargo being contaminated. Thus, it is very important to follow specific guidelines when shipping this type of material, which include proper packaging and clear labeling. Continue reading…