Shipping Crates! How we use them and recycle them! - Worldwide Moving Systems

Shipping Crates! How we use them and recycle them!

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Shipping crates are how we protect and transport goods from our warehouse for long haul, out of state or international shipping. We also use them to store items, household goods and equipment for clients. Clients may need to store items before transfering it to a new home or until they are leaving the country or many other reasons. Others may have crates stored as a waypoint for further shipping by a frieght forwarder to another destination. 

The processing of the shipping crates

Wood for crates are typically purchased and put together from large moving van lines such as North American or Mayflower for example. Shipping crates are filled with items and shipped for client needs. This makes for a large flow of crates that are reused and recycled for further use in shipping and recieving. 

Here is how the process works at Worldwide !

1. We either are shipping or recieving crates at warehouse from all over the world and shipping to all over the world. 

Truck loading and unloading

2.Crates that are emptied here at the ware house because it is being moved to a home or office or other reason, are then stored outside of our warehouse.

Staging area outside the warehouse

3.Crates are then repaired or we build out specialty crates for shipment.

Our forman Eulalio on duty!

Crate repair

4.Crates are then loaded and stored and or shipped out

Specialty motorcycle being placed into a specialty crate

5.Because crates are owned by larger companies they may request some back.Therefore, a percentage of crates are knocked down, stored so they are ready for shipment back to the main moving van line to be put back together for reuse. 

Crates that are knocked down and binded

6.Crates that are weather worn,extensively damaged and overused are shipped out on one of  our trucks to be sent to a processing center.

Loading used crates


General Manager Steve Dill returning from the processing center


ware house pics

We have stored material for years for residential and business customers we also have another ware house in Southern Maryland.We are capable of handling your long term storage needs. We are thankful for the continued support of your customers and would love to have new ones!

Please reach out to use for your long term storage needs or long haul moves!

Worldwide Moving

World wide Moving Systems is family owned and operated company! We have been in service for families, military and companies for over 40 years. We pride ourselves with providing the upmost care for moving storage and logistical needs. Even though, we have a good reputation in the community we still felt it was a need to be certified pro-movers. Credentialing our service and establishing another layer of trust and reliability for customers. The American Moving & Storage Association launched a consumer protection and certification program called ProMover on January 1, 2009.

This initiative is designed to fight impostors, known within the industry as “rogue operators. Promover certification gives consumers an easy way to separate reputable, professional movers from con artists out to make a quick buck at their expense. Contact Worldwide Moving Systems for your next move and feel secured to know we are professional movers that will have upstanding ethical business practices and will make sure we do the best for your move.

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