Export Crating

ISPM 15 for Wood Packaging- What you need to know

The International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures 15 was developed to prevent the transport of disease and insects through wood packaging materials (WPM) shipped between countries. It affects wood packaging materials, including dunnage, pallets, and crates. The wood must be debarked, heat-treated or fumigated, and then stamped or branded with...

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Changes to ISPM 15 Standards: Fumigant

Treating wood packaging material (WPM) with fumigants has been a way of life since the IPPC approved the ISPM-15 guidelines in 2002. To date, Methyl Bromide has been the fumigant of choice, but with some undesirable consequences. Not only has the chemical been found to deplete the ozone, it...

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What’s Jacking up Your Export Shipping Cost

Exporting goods means you have a lot of extra factors to consider for your shipping. Not only are you dealing with size restrictions for two kinds of transportation, but also compliance and other regulations that apply to international cargo. If you don’t know what to expect, you can encounter...

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3 Must-Haves to Avoid Loss when Shipping Overseas

Carrier liability is not enough to protect you and your cargo from damage during overseas transit. Find out how to safeguard your assets. The risk of damage to containers and packages when shipping overseas is extremely high. Mishandling of packages are common, but only the beginning of your concerns. Weather...

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Five mistakes that companies make when packaging their products

Many product manufacturers are “do-it-yourselfers” when it comes to designing and fabricating packaging and crating for their own products.  Often they really don’t have the expertise to adequately address the long list of issues associated with packaging, crating and shipping.   Eventually many of these companies realize that they need...

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West Coast Ports continue to struggle

In a previous blog post, we discussed some of the material shortages being experienced throughout the global supply chain caused by a log jam at the West Coast Ports (West Coast port congestion causing real pain).   Specifically the 2 biggest ports, Los Angeles and Long Beach have had congestion...

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Packaging damage liability for overseas shipments

There is an interesting article by www.internationallawoffice.com/  on who has liability for packaging damage during overseas transport; the carrier or the shipper?   There are international laws that do apply to damage but there are no specific guidelines for packaging and handling.    The carrier’s liability is specified in section 275...

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