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.
• 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.