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Pack the Tough Stuff the Right Way

Everything you ship is an investment, from single items to large orders containing multiple pieces of equipment. Take the care you need to make sure your shipment arrives at its destination intact, undamaged, and on time. Total Export creates custom solutions for items that are too big, too heavy, too delicate, or too hazardous for you to handle yourself. We’ll put together the required paperwork, design, and build a custom solution that may include crates, skids, boxes, corrosion, or the shock protection your shipment requires. Since we’re in a drop-free zone just steps from the Northeast Minneapolis rail yard, getting your shipment on its way won’t cost you any extra.

Crates, Skids, & Containerization

To get your shipment to its destination safely and undamaged, you need a custom packaging solution. Our staff has the expertise and the packing materials required to ship your items, from precision medical equipment to jet engines.



Crates, Skids, & Containerization

To get your shipment to its destination safely and undamaged, you need a custom packaging solution. Our staff has the expertise and the packing materials required to ship your items, from precision medical equipment to jet engines.


Custom Crates & Skids

Freight costs are calculated by pound and package size. Our packaging professionals pay close attention to the dimensions and weight of your equipment to protect your shipment while minimizing transportation costs. We build custom crates and skids that ensure your shipment will fit inside trucks, containers, and cargo planes and arrive at its destination safely.

Containerization

Transocean shipments take a lot of abuse. Your equipment’s container could rest atop a stack of shipping containers 130 feet above the sea. Cargo ships move fast, even in bad weather. These harsh conditions could spell disaster for your shipment if you don’t properly containerize it. That’s why Total Export uses wood, foam, chains, and straps to block and brace your equipment within its shipping container. Shipping your equipment inside an international container rather than as a loose piece can save you thousands of dollars and shorten your transit times. We will work with you to ship your equipment cost effectively and safely.



Containerization

Transocean shipments take a lot of abuse. Your equipment’s container could rest atop a stack of shipping containers 130 feet above the sea. Cargo ships move fast, even in bad weather. These harsh conditions could spell disaster for your shipment if you don’t properly containerize it. That’s why Total Export uses wood, foam, chains, and straps to block and brace your equipment within its shipping container. Shipping your equipment inside an international container rather than as a loose piece can save you thousands of dollars and shorten your transit times. We will work with you to ship your equipment cost effectively and safely.


Heat Shrink

Heat shrinking is a cost-effective packaging solution that keeps the content of your shipment protected from the elements, though it does not offer protection from physical damage. You can heat shrink your entire shipment or individual parts that are susceptible to moisture and the elements. Heat shrink protects against moisture and the elements outside your packaging, making it ideal for shipments that may sit outside for a year or more. Use corrosion protection in conjunction with heat shrink to maintain a dry environment under the heat shrink material.

Corrosion & Shock Protection

Vapor barrier bags are very effective corrosion protection that can keep even the most sensitive electronics dry during shipping. They fully enclose your equipment inside an airtight, vacuum-sealed bag. Add moisture-absorbing materials to your shipment before you vacuum-seal it to add extra moisture protection. Cortec Vapor Corrosion Inhibitor wrap is another option for steel parts and heavy machinery. It releases chemicals to control moisture and protect your products.



Corrosion & Shock Protection

Vapor barrier bags are very effective corrosion protection that can keep even the most sensitive electronics dry during shipping. They fully enclose your equipment inside an airtight, vacuum-sealed bag. Add moisture-absorbing materials to your shipment before you vacuum-seal it to add extra moisture protection. Cortec Vapor Corrosion Inhibitor wrap is another option for steel parts and heavy machinery. It releases chemicals to control moisture and protect your products.


Corrosion Protection

Vapor barrier bags are very effective corrosion protection. They fully enclose your equipment inside an airtight, vacuum-sealed bag. Add moisture-absorbing materials to your shipment before you vacuumseal it to add extra moisture protection. Better yet? Seal your shipment in Cortec Vapor Corrosion Inhibitor products that release chemicals to control moisture.

Shock Protection

A trip across the world can include more than a few bumps. Boxes and containers are pushed into trucks, lifted onto trains, dropped onto ships, and driven on roads riddled with potholes. Specialty compression foam provides shock protection proportional to the weight and configuration of your equipment. A floating deck shock mount can add even more shock protection.



Shock Protection

A trip across the world can include more than a few bumps. Boxes and containers are pushed into trucks, lifted onto trains, dropped onto ships, and driven on roads riddled with potholes. Specialty compression foam provides shock protection proportional to the weight and configuration of your equipment. A floating deck shock mount can add even more shock protection.


Loading Coordination & On-Site Packaging

If your equipment pushes the limits in size and weight, we have the experience to handle the details for you. With 60,000 square feet of warehouse space, we also have the facility. We can coordinate specialty trucking equipment and cranes at your facility to load and transport your equipment to our location. But some items are just too big to move. In these cases, our equipment and team can come to you.

Equipment Consolidation

If you source parts for your equipment from various vendors, Total Export can receive each individual shipment and then consolidate these parts into kits for your customers. We document, photograph, and sort the equipment and then pack it for an efficient outbound shipment that arrives at the right place at just the right time. We’ll help you manage the details and essential paperwork to get the right equipment in the right shipment and prepare accurate bills of lading to satisfy your customer.



Equipment Consolidation

If you source parts for your equipment from various vendors, Total Export can receive each individual shipment and then consolidate these parts into kits for your customers. We document, photograph, and sort the equipment and then pack it for an efficient outbound shipment that arrives at the right place at just the right time. We’ll help you manage the details and essential paperwork to get the right equipment in the right shipment and prepare accurate bills of lading to satisfy your customer.


Packaging Consultation

As experts in the custom packaging and export industry, we help manufacturers and other companies with their own packaging and shipping procedures. Our experts can visit your facility, audit your system, and help you implement improvements.

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