Our commercial and industrial packing and crating team was approached by a manufacturing client to build custom crates for high-value, automated press machinery. The project also called for them to then block and brace those crates within an ocean shipping container to ensure safe, secure international transit.
Blocking and bracing is an essential step-by-step packing process utilized to prevent damage to a shipment load during transit.
- Blocking refers to packing in such a way as to prevent a load from moving side to side or forward and backward within a container or trailer.
- Bracing is done to prevent a load from moving up and down.