Craters & Freighters Phoenix provides custom corrugated containers and boxes to meet any shipping need. Corrugated is a durable, versatile and lightweight material used for custom manufactured shipping containers. We use a minimum 350 lb. double wall corrugated fiberboard that is made up of three sheets of linerboard with two mediums or flutes in between when building custom corrugated boxes.
Corrugated packing is a less expensive alternative to wood crating for items that require less protection during shipping and handling. Each container is built to meet the needs of the item being shipped. Many factors are considered to offer our clients the proper container based on weight, dimension, value, mode of transport and final destination requirements. We can do what is called a TCT-4 which is custom 4 sided, top and bottom container or a TC container that is bottom and lid. Also we build a cleat box which is a TCT-4 with 1x4 framing.
Corrugated containers are reinforced with the addition of strapping, banding and palletizing. Our expertise ensures that your item will arrive safe, damage free and on time.
Craters & Freighters Phoenix offer free quotes for any corrugated container or custom box need. We handle all aspects of the shipping process including pick-up, packaging, crating, insuring and delivery!
Craters & Freighters Phoenix has the unique ability to provide product specific packaging solutions for manufactured goods, prototypes and one-of-a-kind items.Request Estimate
Military packaging is accomplished though strict compliance with a set rules that use both the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards (the international standards adopted by most countries) and the older Military Standards (MIL-STD) that the ASTM International updated for industrial and commercial use. We work together with the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA), which handles all inspections of items purchased by or for the military, to ensure that all of our packaging meets or exceeds the requirements in any given contract.
Military and Government Specifications can be challenging to interpret and for someone who does not completely understand it, it can be downright impossible! Craters & freighters of Phoenix have an established network to interpret the codes and requirements for meeting you packaging guidelines. All of these requirements are based on packaging standard MIL-STD 2073 and Marking Standard MIL-STD -129P. These government crated standards are crucial to ensuring your Mil-Spec requirements are met end items packed according to these standards.
Included in our established protocols are MIS-STD 129 labeling such as Unit Container labels (UCL), Intermediate Container Labels (ICL), Exterior Container Labels (XCL), Military Shipping Labels (MSL) and RFID and UID labels. We are registered with Wide Area Workflow (WAWF), a secure web based system, for electronic invoicing, receipts, acceptance notices and sending & receiving reports. WAWF allows government vendors to submit and track invoices and receipt/ acceptance documents over the web and allows government personal to process those invoices in a real-time, paperless environment. It is also the only application that will be used to capture the Unique Identification (UID) of Tangible Items Information.
The Mil-Spec packaging specifications are extremely detailed and specific . Each of the sections mentioned above instruct on, among other things, how to preserve the items, what type of wraps to use what type and thickness of cushioning, as well as the container to place the item in. All of these requirements are spelled out in the detail in MIL-STD-2073, the Military Packaging Specification and MIL-STD 129P , the Standard for Markings. Below are samples of labels created with the data gathered from a military contract.
Craters & Freighters Phoenix offers custom interior packaging for each container we build. Crates and containers are lined and filled with the appropriate amount of cushioning agents to ensure items are secure for shipping. Many factors are taken into consideration including dimensions, weights, fragility, mode of transportation and final destination requirements.
Craters & Freighters Phoenix uses several different types of cushioning to prep our containers for shipping including, polyurethane, polyether and polystyrene foams. Craters & Freighters Phoenix is using the latest technology in eco-friendly cushioning products including recycled cardboard materials.
Our services also include a consultative approach on your product's packaging requirements. Our packing experts will work with you and your product's specifications, and provide solutions for packaging options to ensure safe transport and delivery. Reduce your company's shipping costs, damages and lost revenues by calling Craters & Freighters Phoenix and asking about our custom packing options.
Our Packaging Services:
We are the experts in shipping anything fragile, heavy, awkward, oversized & time-sensitive! In addition, we pickup & deliver to business & residential addresses!
Whatever you need to ship, Craters & Freighters Phoenix is your turnkey, single source packaging and crating solution. We simplify your life by taking care of every detail, including pickup your items wherever they're located.
We consult with you to be sure we understand all of the important characteristics of your item, including weight, dimensions and fragility. With that information, our team then goes to work to determine the best possible crate or container. If nothing that exists matches your item specifications, we will custom build the crate you need. We then make certain the packaging material is just right for your needs and professionally package your items.
Craters & Freighters Phoenix is your assurance of safe, damage free delivery. It couldn't be any easier.