Shipping Services


National and Global Shipping Services
Greater San Francisco Bay Area

Craters & Freighters in the Bay Area are custom crating & shipping specialists providing specialized transportation and comprehensive global shipping solutions. We will expertly manage your shipment, no matter the size, weight, fragility, or value. Whether your project is for residential or commercial purposes, our team is skilled at determining the most efficient shipping process available.

We can pick up your assets and provide transportation to our facility if you are unable to get them to us. You can trust us to be safe, respectful, and responsible with your valuables while in our care and throughout the shipping process. Not only do we give you the full spectrum of shipping services, but we also offer insurance to further your confidence in us.

Are you finding that traditional shippers have weight and size limitations or minimums? We do not. We can ship virtually anything virtually anywhere.

The Secret to Our Success is Inside Our Crates

As freight shipping specialists in the Bay Area for over two decades, we have the skillset, experience, and global connections to ensure your shipping project runs smoothly and arrives safely. We know what it takes to get your valuables wherever they need to go- securely.

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If an item is not properly crated, not to worry, we can do that as well. Our custom crates are engineered to fit your specific items perfectly. Using padding schemes, supports, and the properly designed braces, your crate comes outfitted to meet all the demands of the shipping stream. We never utilize the one-size-fits-all approach. Your valuables will receive the specific packaging and crating solution it calls for.

Once your items are properly protected, secured and crated, only then will we ship them. Worldwide, domestic, air, ground, or ocean.

A Wide Range of Methods and Modes

We are dedicated to your personal shipment and want to support you however we can, within your budget and means. Do your items need to be transported across town? Across the country? Across the ocean? We can do it.

Let’s discuss your goals, budget, and timeline and develop a plan for your shipping project. We can get your assets where they need to go by land, air, or sea. We can come to you to pick up your assets, we can package them onsite at your location, we can deliver them with our white-glove delivery service.

Our range of methods and services have precisely what it takes to give you the peace of mind you want when shipping valuable assets.

International Shipping
International shipping from Craters & Freighters in the Bay Area ensures reliable and accountable global resources that we’ve worked with for decades. Offering extensive experience in international export shipping, we can help with your documentation. We will ensure your shipment safely and efficiently makes it through customs and gets to the destination on-budget and on-time.

U.S. Domestic Shipping
With 65 locations nationwide, you don’t need to worry about third-party involvement with your domestic shipping project. We partner with our network of trusted supporters to ensure your business-to-business, business-to-residence, and residence-to-residence domestic shipping is a streamlined process.

Freight Forwarding
Our Bay Area Craters & Freighters team also provides transportation-only, competitively priced freight forwarding services. We will help you get your shipments to their final destination using our experience and expertise. We know all of the restrictions for exports, advanced cargo securement methods, and the security conditions needed for air shipments.

Pickup and Delivery
We are able to pick up items from virtually any business or residence. If needed, we can fully design and engineer custom crates and packaging onsite or bring your assets to our facility to pack and crate them. Upon arriving at their city of destination, we can deliver them to the end of the truck or liftgate.

White-Glove Service
If your items are fragile, sensitive, or of high-value, our white-glove service provides the ultimate in special handling and care. We always treat your items with respect, and our team is knowledgeable about handling and managing your delicate items throughout the shipping process.

Frequently Asked Questions

How will my item(s) be shipped?

Depending on the item and level of service requested, we ship by truck, air, and sea.

Do you ship nationwide?

Yes. We currently have 65+ individually owned and operated franchise locations across the country that specialize in shipping nationwide and internationally. Whether you’re a residential or business customer, we can assist you with all of your logistics needs.

Do you offer international shipping?

Yes, we do! Contact us for further information, quotes and availability. Please see our International Shipping page for more information.

Do you pick up and deliver?

Yes, we offer pickup and delivery services. Visit our Pickup & Delivery page for more information.

Can you provide white-glove delivery?

Yes, we offer white-glove services as an added option in shipping. Visit our White-Glove Delivery page for more information

Do you offer time-critical and overnight services?

Yes, please contact us for more information and pricing.

Do you ship art, antiques, fragile and high-value items?

Yes! Please see our Art & Antiques page.

Do you provide military and government shipping?

Yes, please see our Military & Government Shipping page.

Do you ship heavy industrial machinery and equipment?

Yes, we do! Please see our Heavy Equipment Crating & Shipping page.

Do you provide estate shipping services?

Yes, Please see our Estate & Trust Shipping page for more information.

Items Commonly Shipped With Us

We work with an array of customers with a variety of shipping needs and goals. Often, we find ourselves supporting more challenging shipping projects, and that’s okay with us. If you’re in the business of technology, electronics, medical services, or the fine arts, we can help you ship what you need to, wherever it needs to go.

Craters & Freighters’ customers send the following items using international shipping services and/or domestic shipping services:

  • Laser machines
  • Robots
  • Semiconductors

Why Ship with Craters & Freighters

We are leaders in the shipping industry with nearly 30 years of experience behind us and comprehensive shipping solutions that are unparalleled in the Bay Area. Our team of custom crating and shipping specialists make freighting and shipping your items their priority to ensure your assets arrive safe and secure.

Providing specialized transportation is what we do, and we take it seriously. When you let us ship your valuables, you get a one-stop-shop, from custom packaging and crating to insurance and shipping. We’ve got you covered!

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