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Freight Packaging Tips

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Proper freight packaging is important. Many claims and damages arise from improper packaging. It’s not just the pallet and the wrapping that protects freight. The inner packaging material is critical for the protection of freight.

There are a variety of materials that can be used for this purpose. Select the proper inner packaging for your freight:

  • Bubble wrap;
  • Foam cushioning;
  • Paper honeycomb;
  • Loose fill;
  • Paper pad;
  • Corrosion protection;
  • Edge boards;

The protective packaging that you provide for your shipments is vital to reduce claims and damages in transit.

Bubble wrap

Ideal to protect fragile & irregularly shaped objects. Serves as good protection against shock. Fills the voids inside the shipping container.

Foam cushioning

Performs well in situations when your freight may need protection from vibrations and shocks. For maximum effectiveness, this material may require custom formation.

Paper honeycomb

Perfect for both inner and outer packaging. Excellent for packaging machine parts and smaller automotive related parts.

Loose fill

Very flexible packing material. Fills the gaps around freight. Offers shock protection.

Paper pad

Blocking, filling, and wrapping material that is perfect for irregular shaped products and fragile parts.

Corrosion protection

Used in situations where you might be transporting non-treated metals to prevent corrosion and oxidation.

Edge boards

A very effective means to stabilize the load and reduce the risk of damage to the edge of boxes. Keep the freight within the pallet dimensions.

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