Most companies display their products and services at trade shows. It may be only one or two tradeshows a year, or dozens around the world. In order to maximize the benefit of the tradeshow, one needs an attractive and compelling display [...]
Shipping via ocean is done every day, but it is vital to insure your cargo is crated to survive the voyage. While a crate can be securely fastened in the cargo storage area, there is no way to shield the cargo from the ocean forces.
There are numerous issues to consider when designing your export crating and planning the transport. Below are four common roadblocks to transporting your product overseas:
Wrong Crate Size: A difference of just a few inches in outside crate dimensions can make a difference [...]
There was an interesting article by popular mechanics a couple years ago where the author tried to compare three major package shippers in terms of gentleness of handling. He made a package with some sensors, and then sent [...]
There is not a lot of good data available regarding damage to products during shipping. In 2005 the Food Marketing Institute estimated that there was nearly $20 billion dollars per year of grocery merchandise damage. At least one food company [...]
The last blog post discussed safety records of the typical shipping methods and compared to insurance rates for packages. International Cargo shipping has the highest cost for insurance. A general merchandize item valued at $100.00 would cost $.87 to insure. For the insurance company to [...]
The nightmare scenario for everyone shipping a valuable product is that it is damaged or non-functioning on arrival. In many instances, damage during shipping is obvious. The shipping container is badly torn, dented or crushed.
Sometimes damage during shipping is not obvious: The product gets [...]
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