Shipping items from one place to the other is a tiresome process so all packaging and shipment techniques have to be very efficient and economical. Customers often use several types of containers for packing their items/goods into, like the universal cardboard boxes, barrels, crates, etc.
Each type of container is used for specific situations which depends on the aspects like the weight of all the items that have to be shipped, the type of items that need to be shipped, the mode of transport that is going to be used for the shipment, etc.
Although each one of the containers has its importance every cargo service company does not ship all kinds of containers due to various reasons. But to provide the best services for cargo shipments we at Cargo Senders ship all sorts of containers to places around the world. In this article, we will tell you more about the process and instructions to be notified while shipping containers of a specific type.
It is obvious that there are differences in the sizes and base areas when comparing barrels with normal containers, and also because of the cylindrical shape of barrels, items which are supposed to be fitted inside them have to be stacked one upon the other while always keeping in mind the fact that there should be equal weight distribution to avoid the problem of the barrel losing balance and toppling. So to avoid such mishaps here are a few instructions to follow while packing items in a barrel:
And finally after packing all the items in the barrel if there are any empty spaces or if the items in the barrel are moving when the barrel is being shaken try putting extra bubble wrap and padded materials in the voids for better balance and protection to the items for the situations of rough handling to the barrel. As we are one of the leading barrel shipping services in the UK, you don’t have to worry at all about the safety of your package while in shipment and are always welcome to contact our barrel shipment service customers helpline for any queries about packing the items or the status of your package in the shipment.
This will help the fragile items to avoid damage from the heavier items and also as the substantial and cumbersome things are placed at the bottom they will give a good overall balance to the base of the barrel. And for extra protection to the items which are delicate and easily damageable, secure them using bubble wrap and padded materials. Also if there are edible items like rice, flour, honey, etc, or aromatic /chemical items like scents, powders, etc put them in plastic packs and make sure they are properly sealed to avoid leakage of the items which can spoil/damage the remaining contents of the barrel.