The Importance of Cleaning Your Shipping Pallets

 

The shipping pallet: humble but mighty. Although they appear to be a simple object, pallets play a vital role in the shipping and transportation industry. They are the literal foundation for the secure transport of goods. In a non-industrial setting, shipping pallets have been hailed by crafters and DIY enthusiasts for unique but practical uses. The upcycling of pallets has become quite a trend over the past several years, so shipping pallets have become an even bigger part of our daily lives than just a mere shipping material. Continue reading…


Securing Your Tote Containers During Transport: Three Things to Keep in Mind

 

If your business uses tote containers, they likely contain materials that are essential to the operation of your company. These containers are frequently used for the important job of safely holding hazardous materials. They could also be utilized to contain the ingredients for an important new pharmaceutical product or the pigment you use to create a paint color that no other company offers. Food products can be confined in IBCs as well. 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…


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…


A Guide to Warehouse Logistics: From Shipping Materials to Fulfilment Efficiency

 

From the time you place an order to the moment your purchase arrives at your home or place of business, your merchandise goes through a complex chain of procedures. It takes several steps to get a product from a warehouse shelf to your mailbox. From storage, customer service and packaging to shipping and tracking, warehouse logistics is a complex process that ensures deliveries arrive safely and in a timely fashion. Continue reading…


Five Shipping and Storing Benefits of Using an Amber Glass Jug

 

When you think about an amber glass jug, you probably imagine it containing a fresh batch of moonshine or some old-timey pharmacy elixir. While they are certainly used for those applications, glass jugs and bottles can be used for so much more. Often found holding beer, soda, wine, essential oils, medicinal syrups and more, they are a common choice for several reasons. Continue reading…


18 Unusual Uses for Shipping Containers

 

Taking an object designed for one purpose and modifying it to create something totally different is a major trend. We hear a lot about repurposing these days, and we are repurposing everything from small craft items to large industrial buildings. Warehouse conversion, for example, has become a booming industry that breathes new life into relics from the past. On the smaller end of the scale, even things like bottle caps can be repurposed to make tiny tea lights. Continue reading…


What Is a Water Tote & How Can it be Used for My Shipping Needs?

 

In the shipping world, there are numerous types of packaging materials that are used to transport a wide variety of materials. Choosing the right type ensures that your product(s) will make it from one point to the next safely. The right containers also maximize efficiency and improve safety. When transporting liquids, water totes have become an increasingly popular option. While steel drums were once the product of choice for transporting liquids, many companies have found that water totes are an easier to handle, more efficient and more cost-effective option. What exactly are water totes, and how can you use them for your shipping needs? Let’s take a closer look at these versatile containers and their potential uses. Continue reading…