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Shipping Heavy Items in Custom Aluminum Cases

Shipping Heavy Items in Custom Aluminum Cases

The safest and most efficient way to pack your large equipment is in a custom aluminum case or crate, and there are multiple facets to consider when starting the process of getting one made.

Are you traveling with large equipment any time soon? Maybe you are not traveling at all, but you are shipping large equipment great distances. Either way, the chances are that you have invested plenty of time, effort, and especially money into your next venture. To make sure that your shipment makes it to where it is supposed to go in one unbroken piece, it is best to partner with a packaging company to design and engineer the perfect container for shipping your equipment. The safest and most efficient way to pack your large equipment is in a custom aluminum case, and there are multiple facets to consider when starting the process of getting one made.

Know What You are Shipping

You can only maximize the benefits of custom aluminum cases when you fully understand the equipment you are going to ship. Make sure you know the full specifications of the cargo before you design your custom aluminum case with us. Depending on characteristics like size, shape, weight, dimensions, and materials, different decisions will be made when designing your custom aluminum case.

There are many things to think about before designing an aluminum case. Will your equipment ship in once piece or must it be assembled upon delivery? If it ships in one piece, must the equipment be prepped in any way before shipment? If not, do you require riggers to assemble your shipment? Will doors and walls of buildings need to be taken down where the equipment will be stored? All of these are vital questions to ask yourself before working with us.

Ship Safely

Ultimately, our goal is to make the shipping process easy and safe for you and all involved. Custom aluminum cases are fantastic because they are durable, lightweight, and relatively inexpensive compared to other packing materials. Talk with us to determine what other, if any, pieces of shipping materials will be required for this task. For example, maybe there is an optimal type of skid base that would be best for shipping your specific equipment. Custom blocking and bracing might be required. We can also determine whether your equipment will need special protection from corrosion, which might include heat-sealed vapor barriers, film barriers, vapor corrosion inhibitors, or any other forms of protective packaging for your custom aluminum case.

Advanced Packaging Inc. is Here to Help

Whether you are ready to ship your large equipment soon or you still have questions, we here at Advanced Packaging Inc. are here to help. We’ll work with you to build the best custom aluminum cases for your particular needs. We will get your order completed quickly and efficiently. If you want to ask about custom case options, give us a call at 1-888-206-5250 or visit us online. For more advice and to see what we are up to, be sure to follow us on YouTube, Flickr, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and now Instagram!


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