local Seattle Tacoma 206-886-3983
toll free 1-855-474-4685
Area Manager Adam Husser
Gateway SEATAC
805 Industry Dr
Tukwila, WA 98188
WA IPPC Certified Facility
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Washington Crating Packing and Shipping Solutions

Local Washington 206-886-3983
805 Industry Dr Tukwila, WA 98188

Gateway Crate and Freight is Washingtons premier packing and shipping company. Located just a few miles from Seatac Airport at the Southcenter interchange of the I-5 and I-405 freeways our Tukwila Warehouse services the crating, palletizing, packing and shipping needs for commercial and residential customers located throughout the Seattle Tacoma Metro area. 

A full service custom crating and packing company. We specialize in "doing the work". While most 3PLs operate on coordinating freight movements or arranging packing and crating. We do the pickup, crating, packing, shipping and delivery of items everyday. 

Our decades of experience in crating and packing items for multi mode transport, along with our international certifications (IPPC Certified Wood Packing Materials Facility US-20110) our multi million dollar insurance and surety coverage as well as being a fully licensed FMCSA property broker (MC-917143 DOT 2638954)  has made us the one stop shop for crating, packing and shipping for many here in the Evergreen State.
We provide pickup and delivery services to all parts of the Seattle Tacoma area with equipment ranging from cargo vans to 26' trucks with lift gate equipment. Gateway Optimum Transportation is a licensed Motor Carrier (DOT 2939118) utilizing our equipment for short and long haul Transportation.
DNA Sequencer - University of Washington
Gateway Seatac removed this Illumina MiSeq DNA sequencing machine from the local University of Washington Genomics laboratory.

Gateway picked up this sensitive machine, took it to our Tukwila pack and ship facility where we packed and crated it for safe transport. We placed the machine on a 1” PE foam to absorb the vibration in transit. We then fully shrink wrapped this unit to protect it from outside contamination such as dust.

This particular machine we chose to ship on an air ride trailer to best protect it from the hazards of over the road freight transportation. Air ride equipment in trucks is best suited for this type of machinery since the trucks air ride equipment helps dissipate road vibrations much better than the spring shocks that are on standard trucking trailers. 

Our customer also chose to purchase an additional cargo insurance policy as this machine is very valuable. Inquire with your Gateway representative if your product may benefit from such coverage.

Please contact us today if you have a DNA sequencer or genetic analyzer. Gateway can remove this type of equipment from your lab or medical facility and professionally pack and crate your items for domestic or international shipping.

Call us today Toll Free 855-474-4685 or locally 206-886-3983

For the photos of the packing, crating and shipping of this equipment view below right under the list of cities we serve.
Final Mile Delivery (Assembly)-Steilacoom WA
The Gateway SEATAC Delivery team delivered a FLOATPOD into a Sea Spa located in Steilacoom. These PODS measure about 9 feet in length and almost 6 feet wide. The factory shipped this item to our warehouse in Tukwila where we arranged an appointment with the spa for delivery.

This item takes a 26' Lift Gate truck and 4 guys to ensure safe delivery. Once on site the crew uncrated (arrived in a slat crate) had the customer inspect the item, and then disassembled the pod into 3 pieces and moved each piece into the Spa Pod room, where the crew reassembled it. 

The POD is similar to a jacuzzi in that it is large, heavy and awkward. Gateway specializes in these types of moves, whether for delivery like this POD or for pickup, crating and packing to ship elsewhere. Gateway SEATAC has the knowledge and expertise to get the job done right.

Give us a call for a free estimate for your large, heavy or valuable items WA LOCAL 206-886-3983 US NATIONWIDE TOLL FREE 855-474-4685
Chiller Pack and Ship
Global Tech Equipment needed a water chiller economically packed and shipped from Seattle to New York. Gateway Crate and Freight specializes in wood, cardboard and foam packing of items like these to affordably protect equipment during shipping.

A custom wood pallet and block and brace packaging protected this unit above and beyond just strapping a box down to a pallet. The custom pallet also allowed our shipping rate to go down by shipping this item freight dimensionally without paying for the space of a full sized standard pallet that this may normally ship on.

Gateway also keeps in mind when designing our pallet bases the need for the delivery personal to be able to use equipment like pallet jacks to move your item around.

Having your own IPPC certified export crate wood shop (US-20110) available for your custom packing needs could help you save a significant amount of money on shipping and protect your items in the freight system from damage much better than standard pallet shipping.

Give us a call to find out what Gateway Crate and Freight SEATAC can do for you. 206-886-3983
Gateway Delivers Starbucks...Not the Coffee
Gateway was tasked to warehouse and then deliver drive thru signage for Starbucks. These were not packed and shipped but instead delivered using the Gateway Cargo Van Fleet. 

Gateway utilizes the optimum method of distribution from pickup to delivery. These signs were delivered via courier van  due to the installation schedule in what is called a "blanket wrap" service.

Our team and network has the resources to get the job done. Contact our SEA TAC office today to learn more about the delivery options we have for your unique products. 206-886-3983

IPPC Certified Crate Facility Washington
Gateway Crate and Freight SEATAC is an IPPC Certified Facilty
Located just minutes from SeaTac Airport
White Glove
Less than Truckload (LTL)
Air Freight
Ocean Cargo
Cross Dock
Cities Served:
Federal Way
Mercer Island
Foam Packing
DNA Seq Padded Base and Wrap
wood crate packing
Foam used to block and brace in crate
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