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Fragile Shipping


Individualized Attention to Ensure Safe Shipping

At Craters & Freighters, we understand the importance of properly handling, packing, crating, and shipping fragile, delicate items. We give the time and attention to detail needed on every shipment to ensure safe arrival at the destination point.

Custom Fragile Shipping Process

When handling fragile assets, our packaging professionals inspect the items being shipped to evaluate packing, cushioning, and crating needs. Our services are different because we don’t simply place your item in a prefabricated box. We understand the hazards of the shipping process and pack and crate the item in the best way possible to ensure safe and stable transport.

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Insurance Coverage

Craters & Freighters offers many different types of insurance coverage for your fragile shipments including:

Typically, if you elect to purchase our insurance coverage and a value is declared, Craters & Freighters insures the item from the time of pickup, during the packing and crating process, and through to delivery.

Careful Shipping of All Types of Fragile Items

Sensitive electronics – Electronics often require special care and handling. Our team of experts evaluates the needs of the electronics and builds custom floating decks, packs with anti-static and moisture barrier materials, and builds a custom-secured container.

Fine art – Top galleries, art dealers, and artists trust Craters & Freighters with their fragile one-of-a-kind artwork. All our crates and corrugated containers are custom built and cushioned for the artwork being shipping. Whether it’s a priceless Picasso, delicate encaustic wax painting, or a large stone sculpture, our shipping specialists handle it with the utmost care and respect. We’ve mastered the art of gallery and museum shipping!

Antiques – Appraisers and top auction houses rely on Craters & Freighters to pick up and custom pack and crate all kinds of antique items. Craters & Freighters got its start decades ago by shipping antiques, so rest assured you have found the experts! We custom pack, crate, and ship fragile antique jukeboxes, collectibles, and family heirlooms just to name a few kinds of items.

Key Considerations in Handling Fragile Items

With every item we ship, and in particular with fragile items, we give careful consideration to a number of factors including:

  • Value
  • Insurance needs
  • Pickup and delivery requirements
  • Fragility, weight, and dimensions
  • Cushioning and packaging needs
  • Container needs (corrugated box, wood crate, etc.)
  • Transportation options
  • Special requirements of the item
  • Destination delivery requirements

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With 33 years of experience, we specialize in providing packaging, crating, and shipping solutions, both domestically and globally. Our holistic solutions encompass custom clearance and timely delivery to your desired destination including emergency rush jobs that need to be done within 24 to 48 hours.

In Seattle, we offer a one-stop solution for all your shipping needs. We handle everything from packaging and crating to domestic and international shipping, including final destination delivery and custom clearance.

Provide some information on your crating, packaging, and shipping needs, and we’ll get back to you right away with a figure you can use in your planning. 

Proudly serving most of Washington and Idaho and parts of British Columbia. Including but not limited to Bellingham, Vancouver, WA, Vancouver/BC, Victoria/BC, Spokane, Tacoma, Bellevue, Kirkland, Federal Way, and the Islands near Seattle. We are also experienced in shipping to/from Guam, Canada, Alaska, and the Hawaiian Islands.