Military & Government Shipping


Crating & Shipping for Military & Government in Northwest Florida

Craters & Freighters in Pensacola has extensive experience with federal, state, and local government entities, military contractors, and all branches of the military including the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard. While many branches handle their own logistics, when there is a need for outside specialty crating, they trust us to take care of their packaging and shipping.

Fully Compliant Military Crating Services​

Every government contract has requirements based on the specification MIL-STD-2073-1. These include:

  • Quantity per unit pack & per intermediate pack
  • Preservative material to be applied & preservation method
  • Cleaning and drying procedure
  • Cushioning, wrapping, and barrier materials
  • Packing level, Outer shipping container
  • Barcoding & RFID

We ensure compliance with all requirements, including decoding, using the correct spec materials, applying them correctly, preserving, packaging, packing, and marking in accordance with all the relevant specifications.

Military & Government Packaging, Crating & Shipping Services

In need of compliant shipping containers? We can provide crating boxes that meet any military, government, or ASTM specification. This includes ASTM-D6251, ASTM-D6880, ASTM-D6256, and ASTM-D7478. We also provide spec pallets and skids.

Our packaging engineers use a comprehensive strategy for packing, labeling and crating every item we prepare for transport. As a premier logistics company, we are a one-stop-shop for crating, packing and shipping for Mil-Spec and other needs.

  • MIL-Spec packaging & crates, pallets and load bases
  • ASTM-style crates
  • Wooden boxes, slat crates, open crates, hood-style crates
  • Aerospace packaging
  • Hard shell cases
  • Dangerous goods shipping

Customized crates can be built at one of our 65+ locations, or on-site if needed. Our blocking, bracing, cushioning and wrapping solutions ensure asset safety during transport. We can also provide specialized services for WAWF, VSM, SIR and CAV.

MIL-STD-2073-1 Packaging

MIL-STD-2073-1 is a specific kind of Mil-Spec packaging. If the items you are needing packaged or crated are entering the military distribution system or need to be in long-term storage (over six months), we will adhere to the standard military packaging guidelines of MIL-STD-2073-1 packaging specifications.

We use this Mil-Spec packaging when assets require specific methods of protection and preservation. Our team will prepare each item so it’s safe from damage, understanding that mechanical issues and physical harm cannot occur throughout the shipping process or while in storage, and we use our vast resources to ensure security.

Our packaging professionals utilize high-quality materials and equipment for the most responsible outcome. Cushioning, blocking, and bracing will support the item and keep the movement within the container restricted.

There are three parts to MIL-STD-2073-1 packaging:

  • Military packing: to specify the military packing that an item needs to ensure it isn’t damaged or degraded during the shipping process or while in storage
  • Military preservation: preservation refers to the goods and methods used to protect the asset throughout shipment, handling, storage, and distribution
  • Military packing: the application of protective methods and materials to the item’s exterior to contribute to the asset’s safety

No Limitations on Size

Shipping heavy, awkward, large, expensive, or sensitive equipment requires the kind of expertise of a professional logistics team. Craters & Freighters has over 30 years of shipping expertise to offer for all shipping needs, regardless of size.

Rely on our professionals to handle your unique crating and shipping needs, domestic or abroad. As industry leaders with national and global networks, our comprehensive services provide far more than experience. Our customer service, professionalism and specialized skill and equipment will help you get the job done.

Well-versed in designing containers and packaging that prevent moisture, abrasion, vibration, and damage, we get your shipment to its destination damage-free.

Vapor Barrier Bag

Vapor barrier packaging is provided when sensitive or bare metal items are at risk of corrosion due to saltwater or saltwater vapor when transported by sea. The asset is placed in a vapor barrier bag, and heat-sealed, protecting against humidity and corrosion.

Contact us today for a fast, free, no-obligation quote from Craters & Freighters in Pensacola.

Provide some information on your onsite, or any other, crating needs and we’ll get back to you with a number that you can use in your planning.