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Cratex Industrial Packing Ltd Opens New Facility in Delta, BC to Service DeltaPort

Our staff is properly trained and certified, and our facility has the right equipment for transferring the contents of sea containers.

Cratex Industrial Packing Ltd just announced the opening of its 40,000-square-foot facility on a 4-acre site in Delta, BC offering packing/crating, and transloading services. The location is central to the Lower Mainland of BC and close to DeltaPort.

Transloading is quickly becoming more recognized as an efficient and cost-effective means of distribution. It is simply the act of transferring goods from import containers to “over-the-road” carriers, but is becoming more popular with importers because of the immediate savings.

For example, de-stuffing a container in Vancouver near the Port and sending the goods out to points outside the Lower Mainland via truck is significantly more cost-effective than sending the loaded container out and having to bring it back empty. Another good example of cost savings would be when the contents of three 40-foot sea containers can be transferred to two 53-foot trailers.

Oliver Pusch, president and co-owner of Cratex Industrial Packing Ltd, says, “Transloading requires both efficient workmanship and specialized equipment. Our staff is properly trained and certified, and our facility has the right equipment for transferring the contents of sea containers. Our new 4-acre yard is designed to store large shipments and heavy machinery prior to delivery of transloaded import shipments, and also for the marshaling of export cargo.“

There has been tremendous growth in Port Metro Vancouver Facilities, especially in containers, coal, grain and potash. They all hit record highs for the first two quarters of 2013. Containers are up three percent and coal is up nine percent. Major growth is expected in the Roberts Bank area, and Port Metro will soon commence work on the DeltaPort Road Railways Improvement Project to accommodate the increased demand.

Port Metro is also currently planning a 106 million dollar investment to bolster port security and increase efficiency. The investment will cover the cost of two new facilities which will be built on Tsawwassen First Nation’s land and in downtown Vancouver. The Terminal Two expansion is scheduled for completion in 2015.

Robin Silvester, president and chief executive officer for Port Metro Vancouver, said, “The growth is based on strong demand for Canadian natural resources in Asia, while imports point to a strengthening Canadian economy.” It’s predicted that container traffic will triple through the Canada Pacific Gateway by the year 2030.

Local companies like Cratex Industrial Packing Ltd are looking forward to the proposed expansion and growth in container traffic. Their new yard in Delta is capable of packing, crating, and containerization of much larger volumes. In addition, Cratex Industrial Packing Ltd has recently published a newly revamped website to attract and capitalize on the industry’s expected growth. http://www.cratexgroup.com

About Cratex Industrial Packing Ltd.
Cratex Industrial Packing Ltd. is locally owned and operated offering industrial packing and crating, and now increased transloading capabilities. They were established in 1975 and are located along the Fraser River on 92nd Street just off Delta’s River Road. This is one of the few facilities in the Lower Mainland of BC handling heavy and oversized cargo. They are experts in packing, crating, and containerization of varied freight from complete factories, mining and logging equipment to fine art.

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