We are one of the leading Granite Marble Exporter Company from India, we export our Indian Stones to the largest Stone Companies all over the world.
Here we are discussing the most important aspect…i.e. “Indian Stones Packing” it’s very important & necessary for a Stone Factory to transport the Stone Tiles and Stone Slabs to its ultimate destination in perfect conditions. Our twelve well-trained company employees are assigned to load containers with utmost safety and security of the Stones. Our packing staff also perform the final Stone Quality check of all the slabs’bundles as well as tiles wooden crates before loading them into container.
Indian Stone Slabs or Indian Stone Tiles – always packed & loaded in 20 ft. heavy duty Dry Box Container / Dry Open Top Container
The Container Packing Process starts first...with sending the Stone Slabs / Stone Tiles photosthrough email. By this way customer has an opportunity to see the actual Indian Stone Photos before they leave our Stone Factory. After getting the approval our packing staff start their job of packing the stone slabs / stone tiles or other stone products as per the International norms meant for packaging the Stones.
We take care of everything from stone packing to stone shipping. No matter what the order is….we have the rock-solid experience to pack it perfectly.
The wood that we use for packaging is always environmentally safe wood, free of bark besides…all wooden crates / pallets are always fumigated as per ISPM – 15 International Standards.
Ways of Packing:
Indian Stone Blocks Packing - Marble Blocks / Granite Blocks / Sandstone Blocks / Quartzite Blocks are always kept safely inside the container on strong &suitable wooden bars with the help of fork lifts and we always do the wire rope lashing to avoid movement of marble stone blocks inside container. In one container we usually load around 9-10 cubic meters (Around 26-27 Metric Tons).
Marble Slabs / Granite Slabs / Quartzite Slabs / Quartz Slabs / Sandstone Slabs Packing - Gang saw size & cutter size Granite Slabs, Marble Slabs, Quartzite Slabs, Quartz Slabs are always packed in fumigated wooden bundles / crates & we load them inside the container with the help of C-clamp. Our wooden bundles are always made by best quality wood and strongly fastened in the container. Slabs in the bundles are tightly compressed to each other with thin plastic sheet between each slab to avoid friction during the transit. Every pallet will have a LABEL with all the required stone & quantity details.
Standard & Cut Size Marble Tiles / Granite Tiles / Sandstone Tiles / Limestone Tiles Packing - We pack our Indian Stone Tiles directly in ISPM-15 standard fumigated wooden crates, we put 8 / 4 mm thick foam sheet inside the wooden crate. We also put soft paper between the 2 tiles to avoid friction during the transit. A polythene sheet is used as a cover on each wooden crate and then tightenedwith iron / plastic strip. Inside the container the wooden crates are tightly fastened with each other so that the cratesdo notmove during transit. Stone Tiles container are always loaded with the help of fork lift. Every crate will have a LABEL with all the required stone & quantity details.
10 mm / 12 mm thick Modular Marble Granite Tiles Packing - First of all 10 mm / 12 mm thick beveled tiles are being packed in Styrofoam boxes / Paper corrugated boxes and then we load such boxes into the fumigated wooden crates & then ultimately loading the wooden crates into the container with the help of fork lift. Every crate will have a LABEL with all the required stone & quantity details.
It’s important to note that in our Stone Factory, every container packing and loading work ismonitored by a responsible experienced and professional staff member who takes digital images during the packing. After loading the crates, we fasten the wooden crates inside the container, all such images to the consignee for their 100% satisfaction. For Marble Granite Prefabricated Countertops Packing, Marble Granite Steps Risers Packing, Marble Granite Vanity Tops Packing, Marble Granite Cobbles Stone Packing, Wall Cladding Tiles, Random Crazy, Pool Copings, Circles Packing, Patio Packing, Thin Stone Veneer Packing, Flexible Stone Veneer Packing, Stone Mosaic Tiles Packing, Slate Roofing Tiles Packing, Wall Panels Packing we always follow the client’s instructions for the packing method/s.
Marble Slabs / Granite Slabs / Quartzite Slabs / Quartz Slabs / Sandstone Slabs DIRECT loading - This way of container packing we generally do for our clients based in Morocco, Vietnam, Egypt, Iraq and various other Middle East and North African countries….We don't recommend this way, but we can do it, upon client’s request. This way of container packing is advantageous because more quantity (up to 460 sqm.) can be loaded in the container which ultimately saves lot of money in Ocean Transport and the Stone Price gets cheaper.
The approximate weight of granite / marble / limestone for the container loading purposes -
1. 10 mm thickness - 27 kg/m2
2. 20 mm thickness - 58 kg/m2
3. 30 mm thickness - 85 kg/m2
4. Stone Blocks - 2700 kg/m3
Weight limit for container stuffing – We always load the containers after taking client’s approval for cargo weight, generally the containers are loaded as:
1. For European destination we always put 27 metric tons or 25 metric tons – as specified by the client
2. For USA destinations we always put 19.9 metric tons (44,000lb) or 24.5 metric tons or 27 metric tons – as specified by the client
Loading Capacities of Container - Although we always take prior approval from the client to load how much weight, but a general practice we usually load the container with following quantities:
1. In case of 10 mm thick Marble Granite Tiles - 800 Sq. Mtrs. (+ / - 5%) in the container
2. In case of 20 mm thick Marble Granite Tiles - 500 Sq. Mtrs. (+ / - 5%) in the container
3. In case of 20 mm thick Marble Granite Slabs - 400 Sq. Mtrs. (+ / - 5%) in the container
4. In case of 30 mm thick Marble Granite Tiles - 315 Sq. Mtrs. (+ / - 5%) in the container
5. In case of 30 mm thick Marble Granite Slabs - 290 Sq. Mtrs. (+ / - 5%) in the container
We are flexible enough...if you want the packing of our Indian Stone by any other method, please do let us know...we will surely follow your instructions and will do the customized packing. Suggestions from the customers are always welcome...
The crux of the above matter is…we always always…seriously consider that QUALITY of packing is as IMPORTANT as the QUALITY of the Indian Stones. Never ever saved the money in wood and other packing accessories…for stone tiles and stone slabs in the container, we just want your valuable Indian Stone should reach at your destination…”as is where is”…without any breakage or scratches.
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