Why Choose Us?

We are the Nation's leading experts in specialty packaging, crating and shipping. We have the solution!

If you've been looking for comprehensive packing and shipping services in the St. Louis area, Craters & Freighters is the service you've been looking for to meet all of your shipping needs. Working with us means you'll have access to packing materials, a wide range of shipping services, and a dedicated team of professionals that will answer your questions and help you manage all of your needs.

Because a safe shipment starts with good packing to protect your goods, we offer a number of shipping containers for your convenience. We have wooden crates and corrugated boxes for basic packing needs and also offer more advanced packing options such as custom shipping containers, MIL spec crates, and product-specific engineered packaging.

Our domestic shipping services include air or ground transportation to ensure that your packages arrive in their U.S. destinations on time. We also offer nationwide delivery to ensure that our domestic shipping meets your needs and gets your goods where they need to go.

International shipping services

Our international shipping services have been developed for our customers who need to ship goods outside of the United States. We offer a choice of air cargo or sea cargo delivery to make sure your goods arrive at their destination on time and free of damage. We also offer ISPM packaging to make shipping more convenient.

Since we've worked with people in industries like auctions, art and antiques, government/military, reverse logistics, and asset relocations, we know how to streamline the shipping process for customers with heavy shipping needs. Because we're aware that shipping activities can often be a burden on companies with heavy shipping needs, we also offer complete logistics solutions that can include pick up and on-site packaging for your convenience.

If you'd like to know how we can take the burden off of you when it comes to shipping, contact us at
(314) 770.0855 or e-mail us at StLouis@CratersAndFreighters.com.


Craters & Freighters was founded in June 1990. The company serves residential and businesses in all sectors including telecommunications, electronics, medical equipment, aerospace, biotechnology, and heavy machinery. With expertise that delivers, the company dominates the specialty freight industry.

We are committed to universal consistency, tracking & communications, and the continuous improvement of the packaging and logistics processes for our clients. We assess your current packaging, claims and transportation costs. We then offer recommendations for improved packaging and cushioning in order to reduce your claims, and also provide advice on how to reduce transportation costs associated with weight and dimensional weight.

Products are subject to many hazards during transportation. The major cause of damage is shock and vibration, followed by rough handling, compression, puncture and abrasion. Your valuable products will be handled many times by hand and/or mechanical means between the time they leave your door and arrive at their destination. And they will travel with a myriad of other products (FAK) when transported by LTL, LCL or Air Freight. If you want to be sure yours are packed and crated to withstand the rigors of transportation, Craters & Freighters provides the expertise that delivers.

Package, crate and ship your valuables with Craters & Freighters by Requesting a Quote today! Craters & Freighters has the expertise that delivers!

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