How to Choose a Shipping Case For Your Needs

Most people at some point in time need to ship an item. The following considerations should be made when you are deciding on a shipping case for your item.

Replacement Value

The replacement value of the item to be shipped should be considered first. For example, you need to ship an item that costs only $50.00 to replace. It would not make a whole lot of sense to spend $150 – $200 on a case to protect something that can be replaced for $50.00. A cheap lightweight case or even a heavy corrugated box would probably make more sense.

If on the other hand, you are shipping a $2500.00 telescope spending $500.00 on a high-quality shipping case that is waterproof and dustproof with a pressure relief valve and a lifetime warranty would probably make a lot of sense because replacing the $2500.00 telescope would cost 5 times the cost of a high-quality case.

Dimensions and weight

Dimensions and weight of the shipped item is the most essential concept to understand. Lighter-weight items require less foam padding for protection as well as a less ruggedly manufactured case in order to adequately protect the item. A 7 lbs. rolling fabric trade show graphic would require much less foam padding than a 90 lbs steel trade show truss structure. A plasma screen TV would require far less foam padding than a glass assembly lying on its side. Clearly, the foam-padded Extron Plainview model would be far heavier than the Originating Zeus polyester trade show graphic.

allowances and restrictions

There are far fewer restrictions and allowances when it comes to shipping bulky objects. An unfortunately wide range of restrictions and rules apply, ranging from the simple officially issued dimensions of the shipping item to the complete physical and antics allowed values for restricted items. The only universally accepted rule is that the dimensions of the packaged item must be exact. Other than dates, weight, and dimensions shipping Patterson-onnaise have no physical dimensions that can be guaranteed with certainty.

History of the logistical problem

Problems with transportation to overseas destinations spurred the growth of air travel and the creation of the first scheduled airline routes to America in 1903. Before that, conflicts overseas caused ships to head South into the Atlantic Ocean and vice versa, causing transportation problems to both ships and sailors. Shipping lines had been used to transport soldiers and supplies during World War II, but the mass transit of supplies by train during the 1960s increased the need for a more dependable method of transporting gear and goods.

Problems with the traditional package delivery across the Atlantic led to the development of a new cargo airline called the Air Transport Bridge or “ATB”. The first flight from Heathrow to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (die-cast model of seat C) launched on December 21, 1960. A further 12 flights followed between Heathrow and New York City, 12 more between New York and Boston, and eight more between London and Toronto. The final flight, American Flight 11, traced the route from its home in Miami to the Pentagon and landed at JFK.

The ATB brought new levels of service to Europe and Asia. One-way service, Business Premier, and Net 1-mail were the first services available. The wideband services offered by the American Transportationorrying Association (ATA) reduced mileage and raised the level of business, leading to the development of new business models. The European Union, with its extensive shipping lines, saw the opportunities for increased volume and wages for heavy haulage indentation. The resulting increase in workloads led to an increase in the speed of container travel, which made it possible to economically and ecologically exist at sea.

In the 1980s, the exhaustion of three world oil revenues and the turmoil of the economy resulted in a stag budget, which remained largely in place for several decades. stag routes are easier to manage when they are short, sweetened by the inexpensive office or work-related travel. Businesspersons now allocate fuel revenues to their projects according to whether they will be stag or non-stag, and are willing to pay higher wages and benefits in order to avoid higher fuel bills that result from higher payrolls.