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The World Would End If International Shipping Wood Crates Disappeared

What would happen if wood disappeared from just a few of the major industries that depend on it—construction, furniture, fuel, paper products, and of course shipping? Houses wouldn’t be built, fine furniture wouldn’t be made, we'd face fuel shortages, the amount of available paper products would be paltry and goods would not make it to their destination in one piece. Are we talking pandemonium? The end of the world as we know it? You bet we are!


wooden_shoeLike the construction and furniture industries, the shipping industry has always relied heavily on wood to help deliver goods from country to country and coast to coast. In fact, the use of international shipping wood crates in the shipping industry dates all the way back to 10th-18th century Europe. During this time, wood became the chief material in buckets, barrels, boxes, buildings, machines, mills, furniture, carts, ships, and even shoes.

Valley Box yard with BoxesWhile the fascination with wood storage containers began with crafting fine wooden boxes, the shipping industry selected wood as its number one shipping material due to the material’s remarkable strength, thickness, safety, stability, and durability. Simply put, international shipping wood crates are tough, so they can weather the storm.

Centuries ago, shipping conditions were extreme, yet international shipping wood crates survived. Intense heat and humidity, severe wind and cold, and heavy snow and ice came with the territory back then and wood shipping crates still survived.


Wood crates for shipping also withstood the harsh and salty weather conditions common to overseas transport and they resisted rainy conditions and the dramatic climate changes that came with shipping between countries and even many domestic regions. International shipping wood crates held up to crowding and stacking too, which was also common with overseas shipping.

Wood made it easier to confront these challenges, in part, because of the diversity in which it could be constructed. Valley Box's Wood Box Styles downloads illustrates just a few of the construction style options and why international shipping wood crates continue to make shipping easier today.

stacked-crates-240While today's shipping industry is a heck of a lot more advanced than it was centuries ago, the wood crate for shipping is still one of the world’s most popular (and vital) shipping solutions. With so much dependency on these wooden wonders, if they disappeared, yes, the world would certainly suffer.

Topics: Wood

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Valley Box demonstrates what is possible beyond just the typical wooden box. This specialty packaging manufacturer works with a wide variety of materials from wood to plastic, corrugate, metals and more. Discover how to take specialty packaging to the next level.