Containerization Services in Toronto & Beyond

Shipping heavy machinery, equipment, and vehicles can be difficult, especially if your cargo has to reach an overseas destination. Not only does your machinery or equipment need to be properly secured for travel, but carefully protected from rust and corrosion which can result from shipping over salt water. When you need ocean export, Pack-All International can provide containerization. Toronto, Mississauga, and the surrounding areas can look to our experienced team for careful handling of their items.


How Does Containerization Work?

Containerization refers to the method in which items are loaded into large 20’ or 40’ metal shipping containers, more often than not for ocean export. This method can either include loading wooden crates or skidded items into the metal containers or loading, blocking, and bracing individual, smaller items (breakbulk) into the metal containers. These smaller items may or may not be crated. Vehicles, like cars or motorcycles, can be loaded into these metal containers without having to crate them first.

Most often Pack-All International loads containers after we have packaged or crated customer’s items. However, sometimes containerization is performed so crating doesn’t have to be done. Depending on the items you plan to ship and where you plan to ship them to, Pack-All International can determine the specific method of containerization. Toronto, Mississauga, and area residents can trust our experience to get your machinery, equipment, vehicles, etc., more safely and securely shipped.


Why Hire Pack-All International for Your Containerization Needs?

Why turn to Pack-All International for your containerization services? Here’s why:
  • Experience – Pack-All International has decades of experience handling containerization in Toronto and beyond. We know just how to approach blocking and bracing items for optimal protection whether loading into top loading or end loading metal containers. We use both forklifts and cranes when necessary in our loading services.
  • Attention to detail – Not every item that needs to be shipped is perfectly shaped for travel. Some items need to be carefully blocked and braced to maintain proper weight distribution which can be especially difficult if the items in question are unusually shaped. You can trust Pack-All International’s attention to detail when it comes to these items. We make sure the centre of gravity is correct to avoid items leaning to one side or the other. 
  • Proper packaging – We make sure your items are properly packaged for travel. Using heavy duty poly for shrink-wrapping or military spec foil for vacuum packaging plus heavy-duty VCI (vapour corrosion inhibitors) barrier materials, we cover equipment and machinery so that moisture doesn’t get in during transit and short-term storage. VCI materials and desiccants are often added to help maintain moisture control. This is especially important for items being shipped overseas since salt water can permeate metal containers. If more than just skidding and covering is required, we will build a crate around the skid or equipment.


Export Crate Services

Pack-All International makes and sells wood crates and skids for packaging a variety of items including machinery, equipment, cars, motorcycles, paintings, sculptures, and much more. Anything that you need packaged/crated, we can do it. Our years of experience have prepared us for many unusual items, such as a nuclear reactors, an ancient Chinese carpet worth 1 million dollars, and a smashed up race car.


We use only HT certified wood regardless if the shipment is domestic or international. All of our crates are stenciled with standard international markings and any other information you require to be marked on the outside. Additionally, all of our crates and skids are properly packaged and covered. Whether you’re shipping something across the border or sending it out across the ocean, we can ensure it is kept safe and dry during transit. If you have heavier or more delicate equipment that needs shipping, Pack-All International can easily customize our services to fit your needs. Reusable crates are also available for customers who wish to use them over and over again, such as for trade shows. Ask for details.

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