Shipping bulk hardware via freight

Faisal Imtiaz faisal at
Thu Nov 6 02:22:01 UTC 2014

My suggestion would be to leave the packing & shipping to professionals....

Take it to you local UPS store or similar, they can pack it and ship it 

( 1u switches, no big deal, but the 10u chassis, most likely best if they are palatalized) 

Doing it any other way would be greatly dependent on what facilities are available to you..

i.e. can you palatalize it ? Shrink wrap it and have a freight carrier pick it up.. (the are picky about doing that from a location that does not have dock height warehouse / ramp. You might be able to find a "consolidator" freight forwarder who may have the facilities to palatalize and shrink wrap..

You can also take the do it your-self  approach, get / find some pallets, buy some strapping, and shrink wrap rolls, while not hard to do..... but make sure you have the resources to do so (pallet jack, space, tools etc).


Faisal Imtiaz
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----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jason" <86 at>
> To: nanog at
> Sent: Wednesday, November 5, 2014 1:02:08 PM
> Subject: Shipping bulk hardware via freight
> I'm interested in talking with someone who has experience shipping hardware
> that has been pulled from a working environment.  The assumption is that it
> would not use a normal carriers such as UPS of Fedex, but via private
> freight.
> Assuming that 20 x 1U switches and a handful of 10U chassis's were to be
> shipped, has anyone found a productive way to package them in something
> other than the boxes they come in?  Has anyone tried to crate / pallet pack
> them or something more efficient?
> If so, please contact me offline if you are willing to share your experience.
> Jason

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