custom wood crates


Services Provided by Craters & Freighters of Oakland

We are your professionals for packaging and shipping difficult-to-ship items, including furniture, high-tech equipment, antiques & artwork, machinery, computers, and more!

We pick up, package, crate, ship, and deliver your valuable items to most anywhere around the world by Air, Ground, or Ocean Shipping. We have been providing these services for 20 years with an exceptional low rate of claims.

Pick up & Delivery

With one call we can pick up and deliver your goods virtually anywhere via economical or full-service services. We offer curbside delivery, inside delivery (generally just inside a garage or covered structure, and white glove inside delivery and product placement with dunnage removal.

Custom Packaging & Crating

Depending on the weight, fragility, value, dimensions, etc. of an item, we offer custom crating, palletizing, and double-walled corrugated boxing. Each crate, box, or pallet is built to fit the item(s) and our international crates meet ISPM-15 requirements along with any additional special requirements that any country may require.

Domestic Shipping & International Shipping

For locations across the US, we can ship your items via ground, air, or rail - on time and on budget. Our transportation experts can coordinate the details of the export crating requirements, documentation, and logistics. On International shipment we can ship your items via ocean or air. We ship to most any port and most countries we can ship door-to-door.

Residential Moves 

We are Moving experts for shipping one item, or a roomful or a large house load of your items.

Receiving, Storage, & Order Fulfillment 

You can store your shipments temporarily in our warehouse. Small businesses trust us for short-term storage. They do not need to incur expensive warehousing costs, customer service operation, or inventory management systems for their needs. We do this for them at a minimal cost.

With our 25+ years in this business, we have the right solutions for you regardless of what type of furniture or antique piece you may have. For any antiques, art, furniture, biotech / industrial equipment, or high-value computer servers, we ' protect ' your items with our custom packaging materials and crating to suit your item's specific needs before shipping.

Why Do Auction Houses, Antique & Art Dealers, Fortune 500 Companies, and Other Individuals Count On Us?

  • Damage free shipment - Shipments packed by us reach their destination claims-free 99.8% of the time.
  • Affordability - Our prices are competitive and reasonable for shipping of just one or several items.
  • Budgeting - We will work with you on pricing to help stay within your budget.
  • Safety - We protect the items with the right materials & packaging techniques.
  • Pick up service - We will pick up from your home or business for a nominal fee.
  • Convenience - Ship to your doorstep or inside your home or business.
  • No stress - "One Stop Shop" - pick up, packing, shipping, full-value insurance, and delivery.
  • Insurance - "Full Cash' value transit insurance at a nominal cost

Craters & Freighters of Oakland offers the following packaging and shipping solutions:

  • State of the art quoting system for precise pricing of your packaging, insurance, and shipping needs.
  • Corrugated Custom boxes fully-lined with protective foam-padding.
  • Custom-designed, custom-made wood crates, fully-lined with protective foam-padding.
  • Heat-treated crates with ISPM-15 stamp for International shipment.
  • Specialized custom cushioning including blocking and bracing.
  • Commercial grade packaging for heavy equipment and high tech computer related products.
  • Palletize, Shrink-wrap and Banding.
  • In-house Engineering Design for those highly technically challenging crates

Corporate Moves & Relocations

We are partnered with several corporate organizations and offices that entrust the relocation's of assets from a local move to both domestic and international moves. We offer some dis-assembly of equipment, to packaging and delivery of their valuable items both hassle free, safe, and affordable. Whether it's a full office move or a move of highly sensitive and valuable server equipment that must have minimal "down-time", we are available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week to move your server equipment on a time-critical on-time delivery time-line necessary for minimizing revenue loss due to your temporary web site being shut down.

Appropriate packaging of your assets determines whether they reach their destination damage free. We use a combination of dimensions, value, fragility, transport mode and final destination delivery requirements set by you. These packaging procedures may add front-end time prior to shipping, but is necessary for your items to reach their final destination damage free. You can put your complete trust in our services in the handling and delivery of anything from an office chair to a $500,000 server rack. We offer both pick up and package at our warehouse and on-site packaging if there's equipment that require the on-site service. All the trucks we use for shipping are air-ride to minimize the movement of your packaged equipment while on its journey to the final destination.

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