The History of the Shipping Drum

The shipping drum has been ubiquitous in the word of import export, the transfer of goods, and even winemaking. For thousands of years, the drum was known as the king of packages because of its wonderful design, its sturdiness, and its ease of travel. Continue reading…


DIY Shipping Container Projects Around the Home

You may not think much of your typical shipping container—it’s just a big metal box, right? While many of us see this basic item only for its original purpose, many people see it as the beginning of a great project.

Shipping containers are sturdy, well-built, and extremely reliable, making them a natural resource for anyone with a home improvement project they’re excited to try. If you have the urge to do some creative work with a basic, big metal box, these unique projects will inspire you to get going. Continue reading…


How Global Warming Is Affecting Shipping Routes

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Shipping cargo around the world is a vital service that’s worth billions of dollars and is integral to economies all over the planet. Whether it’s a container of crude oil, gas, or more perishable goods (such as fruit, vegetables, or meat) which are stored in specialized vessels, crossing the world’s international shipping routes is considered the lifeblood of the global economy. Continue reading…


Shipping Container Certifications Demystified

There is much to consider when selecting a shipping drum, regardless of the type of goods you are transporting or whether the destination is domestic or international. Barrels and drums meant for the transport and storage of goods require various levels of certification. Sometimes the required forms, labeling, and the rest appear overwhelming. Continue reading…


How Digital Innovation Is Changing the Shipping Industry

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The shipping industry is one of the backbones of the global economy. It is no surprise then, that companies are investing heavily in new technologies and innovative systems to help increase delivery time and overall efficiency in this largest of industries. With just a quick scan of the tech and businesses sections of popular publications, you can see how technology in the shipping industry is a preview of how businesses will operate in the future.
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5 Innovative Companies Shaping the Shipping Industry

The shipping industry continues to play a vital role in global commerce, providing the backbone for companies to transport goods from one place to another. The importance of finding new, innovative solutions to shipping has resonated heavily with companies across the world. Especially with the boom of eCommerce, many companies are investigating new ways to get a product into a customer’s hand. Let’s take a look at five companies that are changing the shipping industry as we know it. Continue reading…


How Big is a Shipping Container?

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The answer to this question depends on how you define a shipping container. International shipping companies refer to standard intermodal freight containers nearly always when using the common term “shipping container”, although shipping containers can refer to a broad range of containers that are durable enough to remain intact and secure during transit and handling.

These characteristics of shipping containers are critical to the shipping industry and ensure that manufacturers, businesses and consumers receive the goods they need intact and on time. Since much of how goods are moved around the world happens behind the scenes for most people, it can be easy to take for granted just how much shipping containers matter.

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What Is a Gaylord Box?

Have you heard the term Gaylord box and thought, “What in the world is that”? Don’t worry! You’re not alone. The term Gaylord box is commonly used in the shipping industry and has evolved over the years from being just one type of box to being a term that encompasses a range of box products.

Simply put, a Gaylord box is basically a bulk-size corrugated box. Traditionally, Gaylord boxes are large or bulk size and allow for the shipment of products in a large, single container or on a pallet. Continue reading…