PREPARING IRREGULAR ITEMS

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GUIDELINES FOR SHIPPING IRREGULAR ITEMS

Irregularly shaped items require special attention when packaging and handling. Usually these items cannot be stacked or placed in standard conveyor belts during transit and as a result usually incur surcharges. If you consider your shipment to require special handling due to either its size or weight, please contact us.

A GUIDE TO IRREGULAR ITEMS

Tube Shaped Items

Heavy tubes and cylinder shaped items should be strapped down to a pallet. Avoid any overhang of these items and make sure the pallet is stackable to avoid any surcharges. For lighter tube-shaped items use a carrier triangular shipping tube.

STANDALONE ITEMS

Large items should be strapped down to a pallet. You can build a protective wooden frame around the pallet for protection. Use padding or wrap and tape all sharp edges and protrusions which may be exposed but please do not overhang.

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SHARP AND PROTRUDING ITEMS

Sharp items can injure employees handling your package. These items should be wrapped and taped along with padding before being placed in a box. Do not let any sharp edges protrude from a box as it risks damage when stacked with other boxes and injury to package handlers. If the item is too close to the edge of the box, consider a larger box with ample padding.

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HEAVY AND OVERSIZE ITEMS

The maximum weight and dimensions varies per service and destination. If you consider your shipment to be extraordinarily large or heavy please contact us first.


LABEL CLEARLY

Remove any previous labels and markings that are no longer applicable. Affix new labels on the package’s largest surface so the barcode is flat and not folded over an edge.

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Take care when packing

Your packaging needs to meet our minimum requirements.