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10 Important Steps for an Industrial Plant Relocation

Business moves always present plenty of challenges. But among the most complex moves of all are industrial plant relocations. Not only are standard items like desks, tables, chairs and office equipment from the administrative side of the business typically involved, but then there are the assets on the operations side—items that are often large, heavy and oddly shaped.

What You Need to Know About Shipping and Cargo Insurance

When shipping valuable assets, your most important “insurance policy” is ensuring that you work with a leader in specialty crating, packaging and shipping. However, no company can control every aspect of a crate’s journey from origin to destination.

Small Items to Jet Engines: Meeting the Challenges of Aerospace Transportation

Aerospace and aviation equipment and devices have many characteristics that can make them challenging to ship. For example, a jet engine is a large, heavy item that’s difficult to move and to secure in place for transport. It’s also a very expensive asset. Smaller items like avionics equipment may be expensive, as well, and they are often sensitive or fragile.

How Specialty Crating & Shipping Differs From Traditional Shipping

If you believe that all shipping companies are essentially the same, and that all you need to do is compare prices to choose one, you’re not alone. It’s a common misconception. In reality, there are significant differences between standard shipping providers and those that specialize in customized crating, packaging and shipping.

Crating and Shipping in RTP

Known to be the leading technology hub in the nation, the Research Triangle Park (RTP) is flush with high-tech companies, fast-paced startups, and life and science giants. The dynamic research district is bustling with activity from global innovation and IT operations...

Key Considerations for International Shipping

The desire to explore or capitalize on untapped foreign markets is driving many companies today to ship equipment, products and materials overseas. Often, the person asked to coordinate these shipments has little or no experience in international freight shipping....

How Not to Ship Server Equipment: 5 Mistakes to Avoid

Shippers of server equipment must consider a number of factors, including safety, speed, and of course, cost. Over the years, we have become aware of a number of shippers making a common set of mistakes in the name of speed and cost, at the expense of safety.

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