1. Using cases made of inferior material:
Using a common shipping material such as plywood containers are open to a wide range of hazards. Some of these include: Splitting, rotting and warping. If these cases are used repeatedly the hazards become magnified. If more damage happens to the container it can expose the contents of the cases to the elements which can increase the risk of damage.
A good alternative to common plywood shipping containers is premium grade aluminium cases. These are durable and are able to withstand much greater stress.
2. Failing to protect from the elements:
Transportation isn’t easy on your shipments. In most cases your product or equipment will be exposed to temperature extremes or other natural hazards during shipment. Depending on what you are shipping you should also take into account that damage can be caused by vibration and/or shock. Any sensitive electronic equipment should be shipped in cases with sufficient shock and vibration absorption.
You should take into account what you are shipping and organise the protection that is necessary for your shipment. This can include:
3. Not using customized shipping cases
Getting a case made of superior material and taking into account the factors that can damage your shipment can help to maximise your shipping efficiency. Cases are made to custom sizes and fit your product/equipment perfectly. This helps to avoid the common mistake of wasting space.