How Properly Packing a Shipping Container can save your Fragile Furniture

One of the cornerstones of Caducus Folium+ Design Centers is maintaining a very strong logistics process.  

The method of properly designing, selecting, and procuring a client's home furnishings can be painstaking; it it would be foolish to let that all go to waste due to delays or damages that occur during shipping. At Caducus Folium+ Design Centers, our team of professionals inspect and hand load fragile items to ensure custom pieces arrive in their original condition. 


Our predominant methods of shipping are 20', 40' standard, and 40' high cube ocean-bound shipping containers.

There are two methods of shipping ocean freight: full container load (FCL) or less than container load (LCL).  FCL is a complete container loaded with a goods that only belong to a single client.  LCL is a container that is consolidated with other products.  LCL shipment causes additional risk, as the freight forwarding firm has no specificity working with fragile items and the container may be loaded in a fashion that could damage the products.  Imagine for a moment all of the different commodities and merchandise that are imported and exported from country to country every day: furniture, animal food, auto parts, fertilizer, building materials, etc.. Without proper delivery, your fragile, unique, and heavy furniture pieces are at the mercy of a third party.

This is why we prefer to load our own containers using only our own products.  

The method for successfully packing a container in order to maximize space while removing the possibility of damage comes down to having an experienced team of professionals who understands the construction of the products and quality of the packaging.  All of our containers are hand loaded with minimal use of mechanical equipment (fork lifts, automated pallet jacks, etc.). This ensures that every piece in the container has been placed there by caring hands. Items are correctly stacked and empty voids are filled in order to reduce movement during shipment.  Loading by hand requires an additional labor cost, but it has been proven to reduce any overall loss we face due to shipping damage.  


Hand loaded FCL shipment ensures your pieces arrive in their original and beautiful condition. To date Caducus Folium+ Design Centers have a 0% claim rate for damages that occurred due to mishandling of product or inappropriate shipping.