Cratex Group

Cratex Group

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Vancouver, BC / We are industry leaders in blocking and bracing items and materials for ocean going containers, and are well-known for expertise in shipping difficult cargo.
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Unique Iron Chandelier, Gazelle Silhouettes, Eight Arms, France c.1930. This chandelier incorporates the graceful form of leaping gazelles to animate the space between the arms of the chandelier in a wonderfully decorative manner. The central shaft supports eight arms spaced evenly around the perimetre with each arm terminating in a large candle cup. The deep cup has an boldly serrated edge whose geometric design contrasts nicely with the curved scrolls of the fixture and the flowing shape…

Unique Iron Chandelier, Gazelle Silhouettes, Eight Arms, France c.1930. This chandelier incorporates the graceful form of leaping gazelles to animate the space between the arms of the chandelier in a wonderfully decorative manner. The central shaft supports eight arms spaced evenly around the perimetre with each arm terminating in a large candle cup. The deep cup has an boldly serrated edge whose geometric design contrasts nicely with the curved scrolls of the fixture and the flowing shape…

Readers of our industrial packing and crating blog are predominantly made of up of corporate and organizational figureheads seeking solutions for their shipping preparation needs. Many of you have adopted mandates to become more environmentally conscious as your customer base demands it more and more with each passing year. As an eco-friendly corporation/organization you seek energy efficient alternatives for all aspects of your business. This includes your overseas shipping needs.

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If you’ve seen the recent critically acclaimed movie All is Lost, starring the weathered Robert Redford, you’ll recall the awakening moment at the beginning of the film. Our protagonist’s sail boat slams into an adrift shipping container, setting in motion a series of events that consume the next 90 minutes of your life, or 8 days on the cinematic sea for Mr. Redford.

Don't let the lore of shipping containers lost at sea trick you. Find the right shipping AND industrial packing and crating company and your cargo is safe.

By apt definition, a “dry bulk carrier” is a shipping vessel contrary to liquid carriers which are built to transport the likes of oil, chemicals, or liquefied petroleum gas. Dry bulk cargo ships are frequently used for agricultural commodities, traditionally carrying one commodity at a time and often to a capacity that can reach up to 70,000 tons. http://www.cratexgroup.com/shipping-industry-trends-evidence-economically-efficient-return-trips-dry-cargo/

Shipping Industry Trends Evidence Economically Efficient Return Trips for Dry Cargo - Replacing Dry Bulk Carriers with Container Vessels.

The antique business has seen a big resurgence over the last few years. Whether it’s a cyclical pattern or simply the side effect of all of the antique and restoration television programs flooding our cable channels we welcome the result. Much of this business involves regular shipping of antique furniture overseas where supply must be imported/exported to meet demand in far away lands.

6 Tips to Shipping Antique Furniture Over Long Distances, courtesy of Cratex Group, Greater Vancouver's industrial packing and crating company.

Last week our blog discussed the comparison of shipping goods on wood and plastic pallets as they relate to those companies exporting cargo to retail partners, in particular those of the “big box” variety. As a follow up to that article we thought we’d provide a more general side by side comparison of wood and plastic pallets, considering that they are used to provide a secure transportable base for practically any company shipping cargo.

Comparing Wood and Plastic Pallets for Those Considering Either One When Shipping Cargo, courtesy of Cratex Group industrial packing and crating.

Recently we provided our readers with an article about packing and shipping to the Philippines, which has started a series of blog articles for 2014 regarding shipping regulations as they relate to various regions common to Greater Vancouver import/export. In today’s post we touch on Japan. http://www.cratexgroup.com/need-know-shipping-cargo-japan/

Important information for businesses and organizations shipping overseas to Japan, courtesy of Cratex Group, Vancouver's industrial packing and crating co.

Last week our industrial packing and crating company discussed the process of roll-on/roll-off shipping as a method used to ship heavy machinery such as construction vehicles overseas. In this week’s follow-up Cratex Group is providing insight into the concept of out of gauge shipping – also used to provide shipping solutions to international construction companies and the like. http://www.cratexgroup.com/need-know-gauge-shipping/

Find out if out-of-gauge shipping is applicable to your heavy overseas shipping needs, courtesy of Cratex Group industrial packing and crating.

Worlds Largest Lego Tower!

Worlds Largest Lego Tower - Standing at 102 feet high (about the equivalent to a building), Sao Paulo, Brazil, can officially claim its new Lego tower is the world's tallest.