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Packing/Crating

When you have a shipment that consists of boxes or small items and doesn’t include big items or furniture, your goods will be palletized . However, if you have big items or furniture to ship as well as some boxes, then your furniture and big items must be crated . If you ship 4 boxes or less, then your goods do not need to be palletized.


Everything must be packed well in any good, clean, strong boxes, suitcases, trunks, and/or plastic bins. Make sure to tape the boxes, etc. closed. You can use duffel bags if what you pack inside is not fragile in any way. Also, label two sides of each box, etc. with the booking number we will provide you with, as well as your name and address overseas. When you deliver your packed goods to us, your boxes will be palletized, and then measurements are taken of the whole pallet or pallets. The palletizing fee is per pallet, and the shipping fee is determined per cubic foot, not by weight.


Your boxes, etc. will be stacked on a pallet, as many as can fit. Then the whole thing is shrink wrapped with plastic ( palletizing ). The size of the base pallet is about 42″ by 40″ and it can be stacked up to about 4 to 5 feet high. Palletizing is used to keep all the boxes, etc. together and also enables loading and unloading of your shipment with a forklift. Once your boxes, etc. are palletized, the shipment will be placed into a dry, sealed, metal container and delivered to the shipping terminal.


Your boxes, etc. will be stacked on a pallet, as many as can fit. Then the whole thing is shrink wrapped with plastic (palletizing). The size of the base pallet is about 42″ by 40″ and it can be stacked up to about 4 to 5 feet high. Palletizing is used to keep all the boxes, etc. together and also enables loading and unloading of your shipment with a forklift. Once your boxes, etc. are palletized, the shipment will be placed into a dry, sealed, metal container.


CRATING


Crating is necessary when you have furniture or big items to send and maybe some boxes of household, personal, or commercial goods shipping as well. You pack all small items well in any good, clean, strong boxes and wrap big items or furniture in moving blankets or plastic to prevent dirt and scratches. When you deliver your packed and wrapped goods to a receiving and loading warehouse, a custom-made solid, wooden crate will be made for your precious valuables or furniture/big items to survive their long journey without a scratch. Crating is the best thing to do for furniture and very valuable goods.

Ship From Any City in the USA - Restrictions apply depending on your shipping method.

Worldwide consolidated shipping for full 20' or 40' containers or less than container loads. Please call us at
510-562-9100 or e-mail us at info@automobileloadersofcalifornia.com