Packing for International shipping

Shipping Overseas? Tips for Safely Packing Goods for Shipping Containers

Packing Shipping Containers for Overseas Shipping

Are you shipping commercial goods overseas in shipping containers?  If you are shipping overseas, you are probably concerned about your cargo arriving safely and free of damage.  Even though shipping containers made following ISO standards are built to be very secure, dry and durable, there are still some packing strategies you can use to increase the chances your items will arrive in good shape. Follow along for some helpful packing tips as you prepare for international cargo shipping.

6 Tips for Safely Packing Shipping Containers for Overseas Shipments

When you hire a dependable overseas mover, oftentimes you can also hire the overseas moving company to arrange packing services for you. This might also be something you’d prefer to do yourself. If you are packing your own goods for an international shipment, here is some helpful advice to follow to get you started.

  1. Pack by weight. Place heavy on the bottom of boxes. Lighter, and more fragile items, should be placed closer to the top.
  2. Nest your items. In order to save space, and to secure your packing, ship items inside one another whenever possible.
  3. Pack your cargo tightly. One of the keys to great packing is tight packing. If your cargo is loosely packed, it will move around a lot. This greatly increases the risk for damage.
  4. Cushion breakable items generously. If you are shipping cargo that is breakable, you have to take every precaution to protect it. Use packing styrofoam, crumpled paper, towels, and other appropriate materials to pad the bottom, top, and sides of any boxes carrying fragile cargo.
  5. Pack similar items together. It’s much easier to unpack your cargo when you have items that belong together in the same box. If possible, organize your shipment in advance to simplify the unpacking process.
  6. Clearly label boxes. Use labels to specify item type, and whether fragile items are in the container. If a carton belongs in a certain position, use a permanent marker to draw arrows on each side of the box specifying which end is upright.

It is also advisable that you keep a detailed list of the contents in your cargo shipping container. Even though this information will be required for shipment and customs regulations, you should always have your own records in a secure place for easy access.

Whether you buy used or new, investing in high quality and well maintained shipping containers will make any overseas shipments that you do much easier. Moon Trailer Leasing offers a large selection of high quality shipping containers in a variety of sizes and styles. Headquartered in Kentucky, the company has nearly 30 years of experience buying and selling shipping containers. Give us a call at 502-776-2199 for more information.


renting a portable office

Benefits of Renting a Mobile Office Trailer from Moon Trailer Leasing

Renting a Mobile Office Trailer

Mobile office rentals are a convenient option for many different types of companies. Probably most common in the construction industry, they can also provide a clean, secure and comfortable office setting for a variety of other types of businesses and situations. For example, portable office trailers are also a great solution for jobsite recruiting when a location is being built or remodeled. Additionally, they also work well for special events. Temporary situations like disaster clean up or movie trailers during on-location filming provide another great opportunity for a portable office.

Benefits of Mobile Office Trailers vs. Permanent Solutions

Mobile office trailers offer you a number of benefits that more permanent solutions cannot provide. One of the biggest reasons why many people choose to rent a mobile office trailer is speed. While a permanent building structure takes time to construct, a mobile office trailer is available very quickly. In fact you can oftentimes get an mobile office trailer delivered on the same day that you place an order. Similarly, it can be removed off site in the same manner, requiring little time and effort, and leaving behind zero trace.

Another benefit mobile office trailers provide, as their name suggests, is their mobility. Having a portable storage solution means that if needed, you can move the unit around a property or location depending on the circumstance. This can be extremely helpful in many different situations where the “best” location for the mobile office changes based on shifting factors.

Additionally, renting a mobile office trailer is typically more affordable than building a permanent structure. Mobile units are constructed to be very durable, long-lasting, clean and secure. In fact they are typically made as strong if not stronger than permanent structures.

Mobile Office Trailer Sizes and Dimensions

Moon Trailer Leasing offers portable offices in a variety of sizes and arrangements depending on your unique needs and situation. Portable office trailers from Moon include the following dimensions:

  • 20 ft. Ground Level Offices
  • 20 ft. Office Trailer on Wheels with Steps
  • 20 ft. Ground Level Office/Storage Combinations
  • 30 ft. Office Trailer on Wheels with Steps
  • 40 ft. Ground Level
  • 40 ft. Ground Level Office/Storage Combinations

Sometimes you might not be sure what the ideal mobile office trailer is for your site. Contact our experienced staff for detailed floor plans. This includes layouts for a variety of workspaces. For example, our 8’ x 30’ portable office trailers provide 270 square feet of work space. This works out to be two offices divided by an interior wall which has a standard interior door.

Choosing Moon Trailer Leasing for Mobile Office Trailers

When you choose Moon Trailer Leasing for a mobile office trailer, you are working with a locally-owned company that is 100% committed to excellent service and products. We’ve been proudly serving customers across Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio and Tennessee for over three decades. And we’ve built our brand around our tagline: “Ask for the Moon and get it!”

Our company stands by all of the mobile offices that we rent to make sure that you receive the quality and customer service you deserve. In addition to our office trailers, we provide OSHA approved steps to keep you safe and compliant. All of the portable office trailers have insulated walls, ceilings and floors. Other standard options our units provide include vinyl flooring and interior wood paneling. Our units also have fluorescent lighting, electric heating and electric ac units. Additionally, sliding windows and lockable steel exterior doors are the standard.

Contacting Moon Trailer Leasing to learn more about Renting Mobile Office Trailers

Moon Trailer Leasing offers portable office trailers for rent to companies and organizations across Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio and Tennessee. If you have more questions or are interested in a fast and free quote, call 502-776-2199 today.