When you plan to ship your products overseas, there are a few considerations to take in mind beforehand. Shipping packaged goods overseas often creates other issues and can become complicated. Items can be damaged easily if not properly wrapped for safe shipment. It’s crucial that packaged goods are properly packaged for shipment before they are placed in the shipping container with the correct packaging materials. This can act as a layer of protection for the products, keeping them safe and sound during even the harshest of transport processes. If you are considering shipping your product overseas, then check out this guide on how to prepare packaged goods for overseas delivery to ensure your products arrive safely and on time. The more products that arrive safely, the more successful and profitable your operation will be as a whole.
Because shipping products overseas often requires multiple moves before reaching the destination, the products will need to be packaged in a way that is resistant to corrosion from salty air and water. This helps to prevent product damage. Initially, the products will most likely be moved via a truck or train with multiple stops between the initial shipment and the final destination. Once on the sea, the waters can be rough, which can lead to products potentially moving around and shifting during shipment. Therefore, it is crucial to have the perfect amount of containment force so that there is no primary packaging or product damage during these rough patches. The process of safe packaging starts with the packers.
Wrap-around case packers and shrink wrappers are important to ensure products are properly prepared for shipment. The seas can get rough and can be potentially threatening to products that aren’t packaged with rough rides in mind. Packers help to ensure your products are wrapped securely and won’t move around too much during the shipment process. Both wrap-around case packers and shrink wrappers work to secure your packaging so it has the proper balance of movability and stability. This is the first step in the overseas shipment preparation process. Once this is completed, you will move on to using case erectors and case sealers to prepare to transport your products.
Case erectors and case sealers
Case erectors and case sealers work together to erect and seal boxes properly. Properly sealed boxes are necessary for safe shipment. Poor or incorrect box construction can lead to extensive damage to the actual product, damage to the product’s surrounding, improperly constructed and sealed boxes, seals opening prior to consumer consumption, and more issues. Case erectors and case sealers from Robopac USA make square cases that don’t jam. Jamming causes slowdowns in production and packaging speeds, can lead to improperly packaged boxes, and can cause additional product damage. Our line of case erectors and case sealers square up perfectly and go through the machines properly, which leads to no jamming and a greatly decreased downtime. Products then go into these perfectly formed and sealed boxes and can move on to the palletization step of the secondary packaging process.
Palletizing the shipment is the next step in preparing your packaged goods for overseas delivery. Palletizers take the boxes that are now properly packed, thanks to Robopac USA’s superior case erectors and case sealers, and loads them onto a pallet. The palletization process keeps your boxes together and adds a layer of safety for your products. Putting products on a pallet before loading them into their shipping container assures that they won’t be able to shift, fall over, or become damaged, even during a rough shipment process. A palletizer machine is designed to load the boxes onto the pallet in a balanced and efficient manner. This keeps products as safe as possible while cutting down on wasted space. Palletizing is an essential part of the shipment process even for short-distance shipments. Palletizing also means the products will be easier to load and unload from the shipment container. A licensed operator can use a forklift to load and unload trucks and shipping containers, which in turn speeds up the packaging and loading processes. Using a machine instead of hand palletizing products ensures the process is efficient and done properly and consistently. It also can aid in cutting down on labor costs. Once your shipment is palletized, it is now ready to be stretch wrapped.
Stretch wrapping is the next step in the packaging process when preparing products for overseas shipping. Stretch wrapping machines apply stretch wrap to the completed pallet to keep the products safely packed and in their place in the pallet. The key to a successful stretch wrapping job is the containment force. The right amount of containment force is required to keep products safe. Too high of a containment force can damage boxes, primary packaging, and even products. Conversely, too low of a containment force allows boxes to shift and even fall over, potentially damaging all products during rough seas. The best way to ensure the proper containment force is used is by using a Robopac USA automatic stretch wrapper. Our machines have superior technology that works to ensure your products are wrapped to create an unbreakable unitization, helping boxes to work together as one unit. This process ensures your products will arrive safely at their final destination without damage. There are many different stretch wrapper types to choose from. Each type is designed with packaging operations in mind, and finding the best option for you is essential to improving the efficiency, profitability, and overall success of your operation when shipping your products overseas.
Once all of the above steps are complete, you can safely pack the pallets onto their shipment container and rest assured they will arrive safely at their destination. The process of packing good for overseas delivery may seem daunting at first, but with Robopac USA on your side, you can be sure the process will be efficient, safe, and worry-free. Our machines are ready to help your business expand overseas and help your products resist damage with proper packaging. To learn more about what our machines can do for your business and to discuss which may be the most beneficial option to your operation, contact us today.