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How to Pack Your Shipments Like a Pro

How to Pack Your Shipment

How to Pack Your Shipment

The proper packaging of goods can help you ensure damage-free shipping for all of your air, ocean or ground freight movements. All cargo shipments must be packaged properly for safe transportation, including ordinary freight handing.

Packing requirements:

• All packages must be able to withstand a minimum of 24 hours of actual transit time.

• Each piece must be able to withstand pressure of up to 60 lbs per square foot.

• Shipment must be able to tolerate 60 seconds in rain.

• All shipments of perishable nature of containing articles which are susceptible to leakage must be packed by the shipper in solid, leak-proof boxes, containers or bags. Amerijet provides coolers and freezers for the storage of perishable goods to ensure the cool-chain integrity of your perishable cargo. Upon request, we will arrange for perishable shipments to be replenished with dry ice.

Hazardous materials/dangerous goods shipments must comply with the Dangerous Goods Regulations, issued by International air Transport Association (IATA).

• Firearms must be packed in a manufacturer's crushproof (hard case) firearms container. Firearms must be unloaded for shipping and transportation.

Live Animal shipments must be using approved cages or species appropriate shipping containers.

Helpful Packing Hints to Ensure Your Shipment Arrives Undamaged

• Use shrink wrap to protect packages and pallets from bad weather.
• Use permanent markers to label package(s).
• Remove old shipping labels and obliterate old marking on package(s).
• Use original packaging when available.
• Don't ship in used or worn cardboard boxes.
• Use proper inner packaging (i.e., Styrofoam inserts, Styrofoam "peanuts", bubble wrap).
• Don't use improper inner packaging (i.e., cloth, blankets).
• Do not over-pack.

For additional information, please follow the packing instructions of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) or contact Amerijet's customer service department.