Export packing for your freight

Export packing services that cover all bases


Are you looking for a comprehensive freight export packing service? Do you need an experienced packing team to ensure your goods are suitably packed and protected? At Pinnacle, we pack all types of goods; from the smallest of items to heavy plant and machinery.

Our Freight Packing Services

When you choose Pinnacle for your freight export packing services, you are choosing a dedicated team who truly care about keeping your cargo safe and protected. Based in Leicestershire, we are ideally placed for on-site and offsite packing with our central position in the UK. We can also advise on the best materials and level of packing required to ensure the utmost protection for your cargo. Our freight packing services include:


ISPM15 approved case and pallet supplies


Export packing on-site or any UK location


Protective case linings


Foam protection


Package indicators (tilt/shock/humidity)


BS1133 Compliant


Moisture protection


Dangerous goods packing


Export Packing in Leicester

Offering export packing in the Midlands means that Pinnacle is perfectly situated for both on and offsite packing. At our central location in Leicester, we have an experienced packing team dedicated to ensuring that your cargo is properly protected. The location also offers generous warehousing facilities, so we’re best placed to handle all of your export packing needs.

Export packing examples


Packaging solutions

Pinnacle utilise a wide range of specialist packing applications to ensure that your goods are fully protected. Our packing team will select the most effective packing solution to protect against impact, moisture and other risks, which can include one or more of the following options:

  • Foil barrier bag with desiccant
  • Protective case lining, of various materials and specifications
  • Foam protection
  • Package indicators (tilt / shock / humidity)
We also offer a specialist packing service for exhibitions, including re-useable packaging.

Benefits of our freight export packing services

Pinnacle’s experienced packing team assess the requirement of each and every one of your shipments, ensuring that your goods are packed and protected to the highest standards.

Our years of experience make us best placed for considering the specific nature of the goods, their final destination, and transit requirements. Plus, we are centrally located in Leicestershire and approved by the Forestry Commission to produce internationally accepted heat-treated wooden packaging in accordance with ISPM15.


How We Can Help

Ask our team of global logistics experts for any information, pricing and advice about your export packing needs. Feel assured that you’re in the safest of hands when you choose Pinnacle to pack your goods.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Export packing simply refers to the preparation and packaging of goods for international shipping. This process will be different depending on the mode of transport, the product itself, and the facilities available at the destination ports.  

Packing for international freight requires knowledge of export regulations and an understanding of the logistics involved. It’s best to instruct an experienced freight forwarding company to work alongside you and help ensure your shipment follows regulations and arrives in one piece.

A packing list is a document used for international trade. It includes the details of the exporter, the consignee, and the freight forwarder. It also includes information about the shipment, including details about how it is packed and the weight and dimension of each package. 

A packing list is the document that allows a shipment to be cleared for entry into a new country. It’s also what tells customs officers what is being shipped. Without a packing list, a shipment won’t be cleared for delivery or make it through customs.

Export packing is the outer layer of packaging for international shipments. It’s designed to protect your goods during transit, as well as following shipping regulations. 

Here are some examples of export packing: 

  • Wooden cases and crates – These are the most commonly seen types of packing for export cargo. Cases will have solid sides and a solid lid, whereas crates will be made up of slatted sections. These slats allow you to see the goods inside and are useful for any cargo that will need inspecting whilst in transit
  • Pallets and skids –  Pallets are flat wooden structures that help support goods and keep them stable as they are lifted by cranes or forklifts,  have a top and bottom deck and are used to ‘rack’ caro during storage. Skids are a cost effective alternative usually made of timber, are without a bottom deck board and are generally cheaper than pallets. Skids are often used as foundations for heavy machinery and/or larger freight.
  • Foil Packaging – Foil packaging can be provided as a bespoke solution for many types of freight, but is chiefly used to prevent the risk of corrosion, lower ambient moisture, and reduce the bulk of the cargo.
  • Polystyrene Lining – Used as an extra layer of protection for valuable, sensitive and or/high-value products, polystyrene lining is an extremely effective way of helping to ensure that your goods arrive in the same condition as they left.

Exporters should be aware of the demands that international freight puts on packaged goods and keep four potential problems in mind: damage, damp, theft, and weight. Employing the expertise of a freight forwarder to manage this process is advisable. 

The cargo must be packed securely and appropriately  to limit the chance of any damage, including multiple stages of lifting and exposure to moisture (like sea freight for example).

Working with a freight forwarding company can help you ensure your cargo is packed expertly and will arrive at its destination in one piece.

See our comprehensive guide to export packing

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