11 Useful Tips To Prevent Goods From Being Destroyed

Shipment from China is a long journey sometimes the goods may get wet, destroyed, stolen and so on. These uncertainties happened mostly due to the packaging of goods may not fulfill the requirement for long-journey transportation. Therefore, the packaging standard listed below is crucial in order to protect the goods from deliver in good condition.

Hardness of the boxes

Hardness of the outer boxes is the most common situation that most supplier tends to ignore. Supplier should use box that is hard enough to withstand long journey transportation in order to protect the goods from being damage. Low quality box may expose the goods in high risk situation.

Space-less inside boxes

Supplier should make sure there is no extra space inside the goods boxes or otherwise the goods may be indirectly destroyed during the transportation journey. Supplier can prevent this situation from happening by wrapping the goods using bubble sheet or polystyrene support that can act as a cushion and preventing the goods from being destroyed.

H-shape sealing

A single strips tape sealing is not recommended as the tape may break during transportation journey thus the goods may get wet or destroyed. Double-layered or more tape sealing that seal in H-shape as showed below can prevent the goods from missing, wet or destroyed along the transportation journey.

Fragile logo

Various transportation channel is used when goods are delivered from warehouse and send to Malaysia and thus the sequences of arrangement is crucial to avoid unnecessary damage. Weight and ‘fragile logo’ or ‘upright logo’ should be stick to the outer box in order to avoid the goods from being stacked with other heavy item as showed below.


Supplier should seal pallet for the goods that is heavy as it may be difficult to be carried by labour force so the goods are carried by forklift. Goods that are heavy and unsealed may be rejected by the courier or transportation company which can delay the shipment schedule.

Goods arrangement

Sometimes, goods that are different in sizes and measurement may be place in the same pallet but the arrangement for different size goods in the same pallet is crucial, which preventing the goods being destroyed.

Overload pallet

Although different goods are place systematically in the same pallet yet overload pallet is not recommended. To ensure the goods are delivered in good condition, please don’t overload the pallet.

Fix the pallet

The pallet have to fixed with elastic bands and transparent plastic sheet to ensure the goods from missing, at the same time prevent the goods from getting wet.

Cylinder-shape goods

Goods that are overloaded or came in cylinder shape can be fixed in the pallet as showed below

Wooden box sealing

Sometimes there are certain goods that can’t be fixed with pallet but can be sealed with wooden box. There are two different type of wooden box which is open-style and close-style which vary in prices. Wooden box sealing also suitable for fragile goods.

Goods with irregular shape

Sometimes goods like machine doesn’t have a fixed shape and usually normal seal might be risky for the long journey transportation. Supplier should do proper sealing for the goods based on the type of goods.


Normally supplier will charge the customer if the goods needed further sealing like pallet sealing or wooden box sealing, the market price of sealing is showed below:

Pallet sealing – RMB 50 – RMB 100 (depends on the condition of pallet, old pallet may break easily.)

Wooden box sealing- RMB 100 – RMB500 (depends on the size of goods)

Purchase or import from China is beneficial to Malaysian since mandarin is the common language for both country. Sometimes, the supplier might misunderstand and treat the goods as domestic shipment and ignoring the proper sealing and packaging. Thus, proper procedure of sealing and packaging for long distance shipment is crucial as an aid for supplier in order to ensure the goods is delivered in good condition.

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