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We want our clients to be confident that they have made the right choice in selecting Craters & Freighters Washington DC for assistance with their specialty packaging, crating, and freight shipping needs. That’s why we provide a number of ways you can learn more about our company and our processes.

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How to Ensure Valuable Assets Survive the Rigors of Ocean Transport

The world’s oceans and seas are vast, uncrowded paths for transporting goods and materials that many businesses rely on. Another constant with ocean freight shipping is that the waterways are a harsh environment that can wreak havoc on assets that aren’t properly protected. How can you and your shipping company help ensure that your goods get to their destination port in as-shipped condition?

8 Ways To Protect Sensitive Electronics During Shipping

And with businesses having to be agile and mobile in order to stay competitive, it is very common for them to ship sensitive electronics. In addition to these items being subject to damage if not handled properly, they tend also to be very expensive. In many ways, it is a “perfect storm” of risk.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you ship anything and everything?

Yes, with a few exceptions such as, barrels, food/perishable items, alcohol, guns, ammunition, vehicles, and live animals. If you have questions on your particular item contact us so we make sure your item is something we can crate and ship. For your hazardous material shipping needs, please visit our Hazmat Shipping page.

Can you come out to my location to assess my needs?

In most cases, we can effectively provide an estimate over the phone. However, for unique circumstances, we can schedule an onsite consultation visit to determine the best packaging, crating, and shipping solution for your logistical needs.

Do you offer insurance?

Yes, we can insure your items with industry-leading insurance that others do not offer. Each item to be insured is different and selecting the correct coverage is an important decision. For assistance in selecting the right coverage, please contact us for details.

What is your process?

Step 1 – Contact us to discuss your needs.

Step 2 – We provide an estimate with a recommended approach.

Step 3 – Once you approve, we schedule a pickup of your item(s), if applicable.

Step 4 – We confirm the dimension(s) and weight(s) of your item(s), and confirm/collect payment.

Step 5 – We package, crate and/or ship your item(s).

Step 6 – We provide tracking information for your shipment, if applicable.

Do you offer unpacking, inside delivery, and debris removal?

Yes, please contact us for information and pricing.

Do you handle hazardous material and dangerous goods?

Yes, we can pack and ship most hazardous materials according to 49 CFR, IMDG, and ICAO regulations. Please visit our Hazmat Shipping page for more information.

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