Top Tips For Shipping Heavy Equipment

Top Tips For Shipping Heavy Equipment

Dec 27, 2019, 1:21:43 PM Business

Sending heavier items can be a time consuming and expensive process if not prepared properly as items could become either damaged or lost quite easily. But with a number of shipping options available as well as some tips and tricks when it comes to the packaging type, you can begin to ship a number of items internationally at an affordable cost with any of the parcel delivery UK services on offer.  

Choose Durable Packaging 

When looking to ship heavy equipment internationally it is important to use durable packaging that is beneficial for that weight. Whether this is corrugated cardboard, triple-layered cardboard, or wooden box, this will help to protect your package and ensure that it can withstand the weight. Below, we have compiled a list of what boxes you should choose for your package, based on the overall weight of the parcel. 

10kg or more – Double-lined corrugated box 

30Kg or more = Triple-lined corrugated box

40kg or more – wooden box or pallet 

By following this simple chart, you will then be able to ensure that all equipment gets from one location to the next without the boxes becoming damaged. 

Ship On A Pallet 

If you are sending a large number of heavy items, it may be worth opting for a pallet with a bubble wrap as this will be able to support the weight of multiple items. This can then be lifted into the back of a truck or onto a ship and can be sent all in one go. However, it is important to weight it beforehand as this will help to calculate the cost of shipping. In addition to this, it is also important to make sure that you have an adequate level of protection. Whether you have a number of boxes or you decide to add air pockets and bubble wrap to protect the item, this will ensure that your packing is a success. 

Seal With Water Activated Tape

Another way that you can protect your parcel during an international shipment is through the use of water-activated tape. This is commonly used on heavy parcels as it has reinforced crossing synthetic fibres that bind to the surface of the box. This not only prevents the desk from opening, but it helps to reinforce any elements of the box that are weaker than expected. In addition to this, this style of tape can be purchased in bulk and stored allowing you to use this whenever you decide to send a parcel. 

Spread The Weight Across Multiple Boxes 

If you are looking to send items in boxes, it may be beneficial to spread the number of items over multiple boxes as this will spread the weight. These can then be placed onto a pallet and can keep all the items secure as well as together in a group. This will, therefore, help to reduce the risk of items being lost or damaged in transit and will also prevent them from being delivered to the wrong location. This is particularly important when sending business equipment as this will prevent any delays due to lost items. 

With this in mind, there are a number of tips and tricks that you can use when sending parcels internationally that will not only ensure all your parcels arrive on time, but also ensure that they do not become damaged in transit. Which will you be trying first? 


Published by Matthew Piggot

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