Packing large and unusually shaped objects requires a company with the experience in design and build of packing crates and packing materials in which they can pack these objects to arrive safely either across the country or across the world. A company which claims to be able to do this regardless of whether the object is a piano or a helicopter has to understand skids, block and brace packing, vapor bags, heat shrink packing, and the packing required for delicate items such as antiques. They also have to understand customs requirements of countries they ship to.
This company also must be able to pack and ship manufacturing equipment and power plants. Packing Services in San Antonio can advise you about whom to contact. They can advise you on which company can construct crates for packing the largest items and those which are awkward to pack. The plan is always to make the strongest crate required and the crate which will occupy the least amount of space to economize on shipping costs.
Custom packing for an ocean trip is an engineering process which requires a knowledge of the construction of the packing container which will make the ocean voyage without experiencing damage when the freighter hits rough seas. This construction process requires knowledge of engineering concepts, the effects of force movement on the inside of the crate, and the minimization or total elimination of vibrations.
Some crates require special packing materials to ensure there is no damage to the contents. These materials will be decided based on the products being shipped such as a medical full body CT Scanner. A helicopter would require special material to protect the instruments and the engine. The helicopter would require specially designed blocking and bracing. The crate must be engineered to prevent vibration, moisture, shock and any abrasive action.
A unique packing requirement is presented by shipping a fixed wing aircraft. There are 357 parts which require special protection when the aircraft is crated. Some of these parts are easily protected while others require extensive planning. However, Packing Services in San Antonio says there is a source to pack and ship any item. The experience is available to ensure this happens for every item.