Packing and Crating Cargo

Before going into the truck, the freight may be wrapped, packaged, and put on a pallet. A common type of packaging used for packing is crating.

A crate is a four-sided shipping box made from various materials, including metal, plastic, and, most commonly, wood. Cargo that is fragile, easily breakable, or heavy use crates as packaging material to prevent damages.


Shipping Logistics, Supply Chain, Warehousing

Introduction to Picking and Packing Cargo

After searching through a website, customers find something they like and buy the product. The website then sends the order to a warehouse or fulfillment center, usually in the form of a packing list. A warehouse worker then searches for the order in the inventory and brings it to a packing station. The order is packed and labeled in the station and then delivered to the customer.