Ocean Freight Shipping
Experienced Ocean Freight Transportation Services
At Craters & Freighters, we understand the rigors of international shipping and are prepared to take the strain off you. Aside from having nearly three decades of logistics and specialty packaging and crating experience, we also have countless partners worldwide, which enables us to provide you with ocean freight transportation solutions on a global scale.
Clear Communication Delivers Client Satisfaction
No matter how complicated your shipping requirements, we are committed to ensuring your satisfaction throughout the process. We guarantee professional communication and exemplary results. Contact us to learn more about our nationwide and international network of dedicated shipping professionals.
International Packing Requirements
Many foreign countries have strict packing, crating, and shipping guidelines. International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures No. 15 (ISPM 15) requires all solid wood packing material to be heat treated and stamped with an official mark to eliminate the risk of pest infestation.
ISPM 15 requirements apply to all hardwood and softwood (coniferous and non-coniferous) packaging materials. Craters & Freighters is an ISPM 15 certified crating company. We provide the proper documentation and packing requirements to ensure your shipment arrives safely at port.
Vapor Barrier Packaging
International shipments are placed in a vapor barrier bag with activated desiccant inside before heat sealing the seams. Vapor barrier packing is critical in ocean freight transportation, as sensitive commodities are exposed to various elements during transit, including extreme changes in altitude and temperature, excessive condensation, high levels of humidity, salt water damage, and more. We can determine the needs of your overseas shipment and can offer a host of solutions.
We are meticulous in our attention to detail during this process, as we understand the outcome of careless packaging. After we’ve sealed the shipment, we remove all moisture from inside the bag using a specialized vacuum system.
A humidity indicator card can be placed inside the barrier bag so that the condition of the item and the desiccant can be checked upon opening. Humidity indicator plugs that project through the barrier material are also available and allow for checking the humidity inside the barrier bag without actually opening it.
Ocean Freight Services
We offer services to meet any need, including:
- Full container load (FCL)
- Less than container load (LCL)
- Commercial moisture-barrier packaging solutions/vapor-barrier
- Hazardous materials and dangerous goods
- Custom packaging and crating options
- Reefer containers
- Warehousing and distribution
- Loading and unloading
- Blocking and bracing
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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. 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.
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 Alaska, Guam, and the Hawaiian Islands.