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.


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Holiday Season Logistics of Small Businesses

Regardless of your business size, there are different parts to shipping your goods to your customers. These crucial parts can affect the whole supply chain if one part goes wrong. This may be even more critical during this holiday season with increasing global demand to ship goods. The pressure to move freight has gone up over the last few years.


Freight Forwarding, Shipping Logistics, Supply Chain, Transportation

Standard Operations Return at the Port of Oakland

The Port of Oakland was shut down due to trucker protests on Ab5. The protesting has since settled down to a few dozen protesters, and protesters have relocated to “free speech zones.”


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Keeping the Family Legacy Alive Through Shipping: Ali Musayev

Meet Ali Musayev, an Azeri rug maker who sells carpets at a brick-and-mortar store in Baku, Azerbaijan. Ali was born in Baku and recently inherited the business from his dad, who inherited it from his dad. His grandad Osman originally started the company hoping to escape poverty and provide for his family. When it began, the business became one of Baku’s most significant family-owned rug shops.


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U.S. Container Imports Returning to Pre-Pandemic Levels

The decrease in imports to pre-pandemic levels may indicate a return to normality for the world of shipping.


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Port of Shanghai Opened for Freight Shipping 

With the biggest port in the world fully operational, we want to make sure your cargo is transported with no problems. A1 has experience importing cargo from China such as vehicles, electronics, metal clothing, etc. We also have exported machinery, luxury items, furniture, and much more from the U.S. to China. 


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Will 3D printing disrupt the Freight Transportation Industry?

The transportation industry has seen massive growth and development in freight movement over the last few decades. A recent topic that has become popular in the Transportation and Logistics industries


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China’s Lockdown and its effects on supply chains

Several districts in China have been on lockdown for the past few weeks due to Covid, and the impact is now being felt on global supply chains. As outbreaks began


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CMA CGM to Stop Increasing Freight Spot Rates

CMA CGM, one of the biggest ocean freight movers recently announced its plan to freeze its rising spot rates through February 1st, 2022. This may come as a surprise to


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Freight Shipping Market

The current international freight shipping market is seeing a sizeable distribution of spot prices. When shipping containers, a spot price is a cost for moving freight shipments to a certain