Packaging Advice

How to package freight for freight shipping

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Your valuable items will often be travelling thousands of kilometers and handled many times before final delivery. The way in which you package these goods is critical to how they will appear at the final destination. Key things to watch are:

  • Palletised goods should ideally be shrink-wrapped to the pallet to avoid them moving while in transit
  • Cartons should be strong enough to take the weight inside, and no more than 25kg each unless on a pallet
  • Any products containing glass should be bubble-wrapped, crated or similar and marked “Fragile – Contains Glass”
  • Engines, Gear Boxes etc should be secured to a pallet and oil/fuel drained prior to shipping
  • Long freight that is fragile and subject to damage if bent should be reinforced with timber to minimise flex
  • Ensure that incompatible Dangerous Goods are not mixed together on a pallet

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