Corrugated Packaging Transports

Corrugated packaging is lightweight and clean, lowering shipping costs with fewer trucks, less fuel and lower emissions.

* Maximizes efficiency; minimizes freight & handling costs

* Frequently cubes out a truckload before weighing out

* Single-use corrugated reduces the transfer of harmful bacteria from one shipment to the next

Multiple studies have shown that corrugated makes the most efficient use of space in truckloads, which is an important determinant of shipping costs. With innovative design, boxes can be right-sized to any product – eliminating wasted space and minimizing the need for void fill materials (such as air pillows, packing peanuts, etc.).

The corrugated industry ran multiple case studies to compare the system costs of transporting various fresh produce commodities in corrugated vs. reusable plastic containers (RPCs). Studies compared costs for transporting onions, strawberries, tomatoes, apples, broccoli, citrus, grapes and watermelon.

Every study showed that corrugated is the more economical choice. It provides the greatest cube efficiency, and its light weight allows a truckload to cube out before it weighs out – meaning that every available inch of space is optimally utilized, minimizing freight and handling costs with fewer trucks, less fuel, and lower emissions. Click here for more details on the case studies and the Full Disclosure modeling tool used to analyze costs.

CORRUGATED REDUCES PRODUCE FREIGHT COSTS

Corrugated maximizes every inch of shipments providing more protection and lower cost

Ship one less truckload using corrugated

Because corrugated containers are lighter than plastic, you can ship as many as two or three additional pallets of product in every truckload. A load that would take 14 truckloads to ship in RPCs could be shipped in only 13 trucks using corrugated packaging.