The Different Methods of Export Packaging

tumblers for being prepared in a box for transport packagingExport packaging, also known as transport packaging, is the kind of packaging needed for exported goods. Picking the correct packaging can make a difference between items reaching their destination efficiently and safely for maximum revenue or damaged items and lost profit.

The factors that affect the type of packaging process include legislation, cost, security, protection and mode of transportation. Moreover, the way these are used, such as strapping hand tools, is equally important.


These can be made of fibre, polyethene, stainless steel or continuous cast carbon steel and are available in several sizes. Drums are typically used to transport goods, liquids or powders that should remain dry.

Boxes or Crates

Boxes or crates are one of the most used shipping options there is. They are often considered the same when made of wood.

A container is a crate when all of its six sides are placed to maximise the strength of the container. The strength of a box is based on the weight of its side panels before the top panel is installed.


This type of container groups cartons and smaller boxes together. Pallets are quite easy to transfer by forklift trucks, which make warehousing, loading and unloading so much easier.

Unpacked or Loose

Unpacked or loose is a typical option for massive items, like heavy vehicles. These break-bulk or unpacked goods are transported as overall cargo, instead of being placed inside containers. This heightens the chances of damage during transfer, so they place added protective material called dunnage.

With all these packaging options available, you can guarantee that the goods shipped will be delivered in good condition. Also, keep in mind that these options are not mutually exclusive so that you can use more than one method.

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