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