What is Export Packaging? Export packaging is the preparation of products and goods for international shipping. In most cases, this requires more complex packaging and shipping materials than domestic packaging. Materials and packaging design will vary based on international laws, method of transportation (air or sea), cargo container requirements, shipping time, humidity of the environment and other factors.
Our Michigan based export packing and packaging company provides the expert packaging services necessary to ensure not only that your export packages meet all the international regulations and specifications but that they arrive safely to their final destination.
There are many methods of export packaging to consider as you seek the most efficient way to deliver your products. Here are the most common type of packaging available for international shipments:
There are many companies that offer export packaging services, so it’s important to find the best option for your industry and your export needs. Here are some key features to ask about as you compare packaging companies:
While your packing company can help you with many of the considerations, it’s important to understand them yourself as you plan for an international shipment. Liquid cargo, perishable items and dangerous goods all need special markings and packaging restrictions. Air transportation requires crates to be less than 10 feet in length, otherwise you’ll be charged for two pallets.
If you’re shipping items on a freighter, then you need to be sure your packaging fits in a standard sea container. These are typically 20 or 40 feet long, 94 inches wide and include a 94-inch wide and 90-inch tall door opening.
Delivering items to fulfill military contracts requires Mil-Spec, or military specification, packaging. There are a number of specifications that must be followed, otherwise your shipment won’t be accepted. Work with a team for custom crates and military-grade crates to safely transport products. These specifications detail the materials that must be used, proper dimensions and labeling necessary for any item sent to a military destination.
Some military packaging specifications we have provided packaging solutions for include:
Contact our Michigan packaging company today for more information on how we can help you with providing packaging solutions for the export of your products. Some of the areas we serve include Detroit, Ann Arbor, Utica, Clinton Township, Novi, Dearborn, Farmington Hills, Rochester Hills, Macomb County, Livingston County, and Oakland County.