MIL-Spec Crating Solutions for Shipping
Military & Government Packaging, Crating & Shipping
Craters & Freighters of Southeastern Virginia is in a unique location. The world's largest Naval Base is in Norfolk, VA and all of the other Services, Marine Corp, Air Force and Army have bases close by. There are many Prime Contractors that provide various items for the Military.
Craters & Freighters works with many providing Mil-Spec packaging of both smaller repairable parts as well as larger Mil-Spec crates. We understand the Contract requirements and provide a single source for all of your Mil-Spec needs. Standard on all our government wood products is the International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures Guidelines for Regulating Wood Packaging Material in International Trade (ISPM15) compliance stamp that tells the receiving party that the lumber used is nematode free and complies with the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) requirements.
Military packaging is a set of rules that use both the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards that are the international standards adopted by most countries, and the older Military Standards (MIL-STD) that the ASTM International took and updated for industrial and commercial use. We work together with the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA), the agency of the government that does all of the inspections of items purchased by or for the military, to ensure that all of our packaging meets or exceeds the requirements in any given contract.
Mil-Spec Government Packaging
Military and Government Specifications can be difficult to interpret but for someone that does not understand it, it can be downright impossible! Can you understand what is in the box?
To Craters & Freighters, this is a very detailed packaging specification. Each of the sections above tell the reader how to preserve the items, what type of wraps to use, what type and thickness of cushioning, as well as the container to place the item in. All of these requirements are spelled out in detail in MIL-STD-2073, the Military Packaging Specification and MIL-STD-129P, the Standard for Marking.
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