Choosing export packaging material is not a simple task

Export packaging: what should it be taken into account?

Companies that are dedicated to the international export of any product, must take into account a number of factors to choose the packaging material. A small error or incorrect decision and it is very likely that the cargo does not reach its destination in perfect conditions. In this sense, making the right choice in terms of packaging material plays a crucial role and CMB wants to help you. It is important to emphasize that it must meet some requirements of resistance or durability, at the same time that it has to adapt to the laws and regulations of the countries where the products it contains will travel.

What must the export packaging ensure?

All packaging material for export must meet very clear criteria of containment, practicality and compatibility. Choosing the right capacity is of vital importance so that all products are well distributed, ensuring transport and that they will arrive at their destination without suffering any setback. On the other hand, the export packaging has to allow to work with the load in a simple and practical way, both the export company and the carriers responsible for handling it throughout the trip.

What questions should be asked before choosing an export packaging material?

  • What type of product are we going to transport?
  • What type of means of transport will these products pass through?
  • To which country do we have to send the products?

Answering these three questions correctly is vitally important to ensure success during all stages of the export.

There are endless different kinds of merchandise, each with different characteristics, which play a decisive role when it comes to choosing a specific packaging. It is not the same to transport liquids as furniture or pieces of clothing. Therefore, it must always be decided on the basis of the load that will be transported.

Secondly, be clear that the vehicles through which the cargo will pass will, to a large extent, also determine the packaging used. For example, if the products will travel on a ship, you should opt for a material that protects them from oxidation and corrosion. If they go on an airplane, then it is better to focus on materials that protect, but are lightweight, to optimize the weight without ever giving up cargo safety.

Finally, the last determining factor is the geographical situation of the importing country. For example, if your cargo is heading to an area of ​​extreme weather conditions, keep it in mind so as not to suffer unexpected setbacks.

Be perfectly informed and know the current legislation of the countries through which your cargo will pass and, above all, of the country receiving it.

If you need information or want us to advise you in a more personalized way, just contact the CMB sales department. We will inform you of everything without any commitment!