Wooden crates are a great choice when it comes to international shipping. They’re strong, durable and all-natural, ensuring your products will arrive at their destination intact, especially when you add Klug Korners steel reinforcements!
Preparing Your Wooden Crates for International Transit
Now that you’ve settled on wooden crates as your preferred shipping method, it’s time to get these crates ready for the long road ahead.
Before you start loading your products into any wooden crate, make sure you’ve sanitized the insides if you’ve used this crate before so that you don’t cross-contaminate your new shipment of products.
Pro-Tip: Stack Them to Save on Space
Wood crates are some of the most durable shipping containers money can buy, so you’re free to stack these containers on top of each other to save on precious cargo space. Our steel reinforcements allow for extra stability when stacking wooden crates.
It’s always important to label your crates before you ship them overseas. Customs officials will need access to certain information as they process your company’s order at the border. The label should include information about the destination, who’s shipping the package, what’s inside, how much it weights and whether the contents are considered fragile. This information should be clearly labeled on all sides of the crate so that loading dock personnel can quickly find the information they’re looking for. If this information is buried or hidden on one side of the crate, the crate may be returned to the sender, or the loading employees may mishandle the crate, damaging what’s inside.
The Bug Stamp
A “Bug Stamp” is when your crates are inspected and approved by national plant protection organizations (NPPOs) before your crate will be accepted for import into its country of destination. These NPPOs are responsible for inspecting all wooden shipping containers to prevent the spread of pests associated with wood packaging, such as termites.
Ship World-Wide with Wood!
Wooden shipping crates are the ideal choice when it comes to international shipping. So grab your wooden crates, your Klug Korners steel reinforcements, and start shipping your products overseas today!