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Crating Services

Fully Custom Crating Services in Nashville, Tennessee


Craters & Freighters Nashville provides custom crating and packaging solutions for a wide range of items, including high-value, heavy, fragile, and unique pieces. Many companies in our industry have weight and size limitations. We do not.

We can build crates to meet any item’s needs. We take many factors into account when designing our crates and packaging. This includes dimensions, weight, value, fragility, and final destination. Our team of crating experts then goes to work building a crate optimized for the item.

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Custom packaging, blocking, and bracing are essential to proper crating. These crucial elements ensure your items arrive safe and sound. We can provide that assurance because we do not just place items in a crate or box and add some padding. Every item we handle gets a tailored packaging and crating solution.

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Comprehensive Custom Crating and Shipping Services in Nashville, TN

Craters & Freighters Nashville offers comprehensive custom crating, packing, and shipping services. We are leaders in freight forwarding, providing excellence in all of our services, and a staff that works diligently to go above and beyond for our customers. 

We strive to earn the confidence of everyone we work with and this is done through exemplary customer service and a logistics team that can expertly handle the most challenging and overwhelming shipping projects. 

We promote a strong working relationship with all of our customers, understanding that their shipping process and success is of the utmost importance. Your Nashville Craters & Freighters is here for any of your shipping needs and we will not let you down.

Custom Commercial Crating

Craters & Freighters Nashville offers full-service support for your commercial custom crating needs. Whether you’re moving your industrial plant across the state or moving your electronics lab across the sea, we will get your valuable commercial assets where they need to be safely and efficiently. 

We provide our wide-range of crating services to dozens of different industries, including the arts, antiques, medical, industrial, and electronic. From packaging to crating to shipping, we expertly design and manufacture custom wooden crates for every individual item with precision.

Our ongoing customers use our custom crates to package their products because they know they can count on our high-quality workmanship and materials. We stand behind every crate we build with decades of industry knowledge.

Custom Residential Crating

Our residential crating team can provide all the services and logistics behind your successful move and transport of belongings. We are known worldwide for the safe delivery of large, hazardous, and fragile items, however, we will also provide exceptional service with your residential needs. 

In need of specialty custom crating for your antiques, piano, old car, or fine art? Or perhaps you’d like help downsizing or with an estate move? We can get any of your residential belongings where you want them- domestically or internationally- harm-free. 

Custom Domestic and International Crating

No matter where your items need to go, we are your Nashville custom crating experts. We have the experience and knowledge to provide every crate we design and build with keen attention to detail, understanding that precise execution is essential and our customers are relying on us for their safe journey. 

Using the highest quality of wood and packaging materials, your belongings will travel safely and responsibly through sea or air. Our packaging solutions are tried and true, ensuring the protection of even the most fragile objects or sensitive materials, whether they’re being transported across the street or across the globe.

Comprehensive Crating Services

Our teams design and build crates to meet any requirement. This includes:

Frequently Asked Questions

Are all of your crates/boxes custom made?

Yes, each container is custom-designed and built to fit the needs of the item(s) you are shipping.

Do you handle sensitive electronic equipment?

Yes, please visit our IT & Electronics page for details.

Do you provide ISPM 15 crates for export?

Yes, we have extensive knowledge of ISPM 15 policies and regulations.

What are the requirements for ISPM 15 crates?

According to the US Department of Agriculture:
International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures No. 15 require all solid wood packing material to be heat treated and stamped with an official mark. ISPM 15 requirements apply to all hardwood and softwood (coniferous and non-coniferous) packaging materials. The standard does not apply to wood packaging made wholly of manufactured wood products such as plywood, particle board, oriented strand board, or products created using glue, heat and pressure or a combination of these. The second alternative, Fumigation with Methyl Bromide (MB), while still acceptable is being phased out because of environmental reasons. The fumigator must be registered in the program in order to issue the ALSC Quality Mark. Important note to exporters: ISPM 15 requirements apply to all coniferous (softwood) and non-coniferous (hardwood) packing materials including dunnage. U.S. Inspection Agencies control the issuance of the ALSC Quality Mark, and the presence of the Quality Mark ensures WPM produced in the U.S. and destined for export meets the importing countries regulations. Trading partners are adopting the ISPM15 in their import regulations. As the National Plant Protection Organization of the United States, the United States Department of Agriculture, in coordination with the wood packaging material industry, has developed an export program to guarantee compliance with the import requirements of trading countries. The program insures certified treatment and marking of wood packaging material for international trade, while maintaining traceability of the packaging material. The integrity of the program is dependent upon industries compliance.

Do you do on-site crating?

Yes, we can provide on-site crating at your place of business.

Do you make reusable crates?

Yes! Save time, effort, and money by allowing us to design and build you a reusable crate, whether it’s for trade shows or other purposes.

Do you provide heat shrink wrapping?

Yes, please visit our Heat Shrink Wrapping page for more information.


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