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What is Pallet Shipping?

Posted on April 18, 2018

With the introduction of shipping containers, the world suddenly had an international system for transporting product faster, safer, and with more weather protection than ever before. But the most significant effect of containerisation was the introduction of standard, predictable spaces to fill on international ships. Pallet shipping is the next logical step from shipping containers, offering easy to move, securable platforms to attach products that are at the same time stackable and maximise the available space in a shipping container.   Pallet Shipping A shipping pallet is fundamentally a base for loading stock….

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Advantages of Using Timber Crates for Packaging

Posted on April 18, 2018

For as long as human civilisation has practiced carpentry, we have used timber for packaging. These early days saw wooden boxes or crates as the solution for an individual or pair to move larger, heavier loads than they could on their own. Nothing has changed. Wood remains a prominent material for transporting goods. However, the language seems to increasingly give new names to the essential wooden structure. At ABC Crates, we have heard customers refer to wooden transport crates as wooden boxes, export cases, timber cases, protective cases, plywood…

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Tips to Reducing Your International Freight Costs

Posted on April 18, 2018

You might have the best product in your market. You may have discovered the perfect balance between buy-price, handling, value-add and a healthy bottom line. But what if your supply chain has a few kinks? Too many great businesses have all the pieces for success but lose their hard-earned profits on poorly planned and executed shipping systems. Whether you are new to shipping or a steady hand at manufacturing, let us share with you some of our tips to saving in freight we learnt from supplying the best wooden pallets…

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Shipping Risks – And How To Avoid Them!

Posted on February 26, 2018

Logistics and shipping is not an easy thing. There are many actors that need to be taken into consideration, and there are safety measures that must be followed in order to minimise risk. As the person doing the shipping your goods, it’s your responsibility to be in the know and up to date on any regulations that may apply to the goods that you’re shipping. Assuming the goods are non-hazardous is a common mistake. There are in fact a lot of commercial products that needing to be shipped which contain hazardous…

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Shipping Regulations

Posted on February 26, 2018

Just like any other product, wooden crates, boxes and pallets have international regulations that they must adhere to. The main set of regulations that need to be adhered to is called ISPM 15. ISPM 15 – What Is It? ISPM stands for International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures and the number 15 refers to the document number that concerns solid wood packing materials. As a part of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Australia abides by these rules and integrates them on a national level. The primary purpose of the guidelines is to prevent…

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Wooden Pallets: A DIY Dream

Posted on October 18, 2017

After shipping pallets have served their original purpose, transporting goods around the country, there’s no longer any use for them, is there? Well if you said no, you might just find you’ve been mistaken! There are so many creative ways to use wooden shipping pallets in the home and garden for a great artistic look. Make Yourself A Bed Beds can quickly become a very costly item, but using your old shipping pallets is an inexpensive and fun way to create a unique look. Using wooden pallets is also a…

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Transport Boxes, Crates, Pallets, and Packaging

Posted on July 31, 2017

ABC Crates provide the perfect solution to store, transport and export all of your important products in many shapes and forms. With shipping pallets, transport boxes, crates and saddles, how can you ensure you have the right protection to not only move your goods from A to B, but also keep them protected in storage? At ABC Crates, we understand that all of our clients have different products, therefore they require different services. Fortunately, we know how to build the right protection for you. We know that products…

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What Exactly Are MDF Boxes?

Posted on July 12, 2017

At Australian Boxes and Crates, we always provide the best materials of the highest quality. Not only do we stock solid wood, we also stock other materials that can withstand all kinds of climates for all your storage needs. MDF Boxes (Medium Density Fibreboard) are an excellent way to store and transport your products using a high-grade composite material that performs even better than our quality solid wood. When choosing which material is best for you to store or transport your goods, it is often assumed that solid wood…

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Pine Crates – A Great Choice for Packaging

Posted on June 8, 2017

At Australian Boxes and Cases in Perth, we prioritise providing the best quality product for your services at an affordable price. Thankfully, there are many different reasons for why using pine crates is a great choice. When purchasing packaging material for your goods, you want to make sure that the product is inexpensive, long lasting and also not damaging to the environment. Here are five main reasons why pine crates are a great choice for you. It’s Cost Effective Pine materials come from pine plantations, which means it’s very easy…

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Wine Crates: Maintaining Quality And Control

Posted on April 21, 2017

Since we started Australian Boxes and Cases (ABC) way back in 1995, we’ve been hard at work creating some of the country’s most highly acclaimed cases, pallets and crates. One of the areas we specialise in is wine crates. You may not be aware, but when you’re selecting a container to transport your bottled wine, it’s imperative you select the right type of wine crate, to ensure the quality of your wine is maintained. Quality Assurance and Control  The first thing you need to know about shipping wine is the…

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