The Packaging Process
The CDC Packaging Experience
Preparing your equipment for transport is a complicated process. CDC Packaging takes it step-by-step, to ensure a successful shipment.
Step One: We will visit your facility to work with you to determine your requirements.
- What is the weight of the product being shipped?
- Where is it shipping? Which regulations, restrictions, or limitations will apply to this shipment?
- How is it shipping? Truck, plane, train, ship,…camel? (Don’t laugh! Some countries have little or no material handling equipment such as forklifts. And some have poor roads, which means the parts will see a rough ride.)
- How fragile is the part? Will it be damaged if it drops 6 inches or 12 inches? How about vibration? Will screws come loose from the vibration of a plane or truck?
- Do we need to meet with the trucking company, rigging company, and freight forwarder to discuss special handling or equipment?
Step Two: We review mechanical drawings of the parts being shipped, look at the actual parts, and take measurements.
Step Three: We develop a design to best package the product based on data collected in Steps 1 and 2.
Step Four: We determine the cost and provide you with a written quote. You send in a purchase order.
Step Five: The packaging design drawings are given to our shop.
Step Six: Special materials are ordered, such as barrier bagging material and desiccant.
Step Seven: We manufacture wood shipping crates and custom shipping brackets.
Step Eight: We ship the entire “Packaging Kit” to you. The Kit includes all materials needed to protectively package a machine, such as wood skids, crates, shipping brackets, plastic wrap, bubble wrap, labels, etc.
Step Nine: We coordinate the equipment packaging process with all involved (your facility, field service, shipping, rigging, and trucking companies.)
Step Ten: Our crew arrives to package the product. Depending on your needs, our crew might:
- Disassemble the machine.
- Clean all parts and assemblies.
- Wrap everything in plastic and bubble wrap.
- Carefully package small items in consolidation crates.
- Load large components onto custom-made wooden shipping skids. (We provide licensed fork lift operators to perform this function using either the customer’s fork lift or a rented one.)
- Vacuum-seal all components in foil bagging with desiccant.
- Enclose all parts and components in custom-made wood crates.
- Label all shipping crates with handling instructions and address labels.
- Provide a detailed list of the contents of each shipping crate.
- Load the completed shipping crates onto a truck or into an ocean container.
Now you can see why we describe CDC Packaging as a “Full Packaging Service”! Contact us today and we can handle your shipping process, start to finish.