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Timber Pallets in Food and Beverage

Posted on July 27, 2018

Wooden pallets are, and have always been, the most common pallet, crate and box material for centuries. All for good reasons too. When it comes to the food and beverage industry, people are understandably interested in finding the safest, cleanest option available. To ensure that your weekly fruit, vegetables or other produce are safe to consume, wood is the most economical, environmentally friendly and logical shipping solution. Ensuring your timber pallets, or any pallets for that matter, remain hygienic and safe for food or beverage shipping is simple. Store your pallets…

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Guide to Packaging and Protecting Shipments

Posted on July 12, 2018

Your business thrives on being able to produce perfect products, just as they are seen in demonstrations, in brochures or on the internet. At a click, over the phone or via contract, your customers are interested in receiving your goods in factory dispatch condition. How you package your product for shipment is crucial to whether or not your customers receive exactly what you promised or give you a frustrated phone call because something was damaged in transit. At Australian Boxes and Cases, our business is ensuring your business delivers product…

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Export Pallets’ Battle for Sustainability

Posted on June 28, 2018

The reality of globalisation, international trade and the introduction of shipping containers means than nearly everything you eat, wear, play with, and give as gifts has at some point been strapped to a pallet and by plane, train or automobile been moved across the world. If our experience of the world is so reliant on shipping, surely the first question we ask is: ‘How sustainable are our shipping practices?’ The key to most international freight is the humble pallet. It makes product easy to store, to load into a truck, and…

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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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