Department of Defense-Approved Shipping Company
Platinum Moving is registered as a “Manufacturer and Exporter of Defense Articles and Services” with the U.S. Department of State. This certification allows our moving company to provide military shipping services in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area, nationally, and internationally.
What does this mean? We are approved to move or relocate equipment for the Department of Defense. More specifically, our staff is authorized to arrange for the transport of military goods from the place of purchase to military shipping vessels, managing both moving and pick up services of military items and equipment.
If you’re looking for an approved FMS shipping company in Washington, DC, Maryland, or Virginia, contact us today.
Authorized to Use MIL-STD-129
As a Department of Defense-approved shipping company, Platinum Moving has been authorized to use MIL-STD-129, a uniform standard for marking military equipment used by the Department of Defense and other government agencies in the United States. But what does MIL-STD-129 actually mean?
Our moving experts use this standard to identify the types of military items being shipped in our containers. There are three core categories for shipping containers that carry military materials. They include:
- Unit containers
- Intermediate containers
- Exterior containers
Along with the required label, we also label each container with a National Stock Number (NSN), part number, and item description as part of our military moving service. Exterior containers have additional markings that identify the Military Shipment Level (MSL), barcode number, and Direct-Vendor Delivery level (DVD). This makes it easy to classify any items that are shipped, allowing military personnel to keep track of their supplies.
Our Military Shipping Process
At Platinum Moving, we handle the entire military shipping process from the point of origin to the destination so you don’t have to worry about a thing. Our military moving specialists will take care of all necessary documentation and make sure each military shipping container has the appropriate MIL-STD-129 label for relocation. We’ll then arrange for the transportation of goods from the place they were purchased to the appropriate shipping vessel.
But our work doesn’t end when containers reach the ship. We also schedule destination services to ensure that military supplies are picked up in the appropriate port of call, on schedule, and intact.
Military Shipping in Washington, DC, Maryland & Virginia
Platinum Moving Services has years of experience in integrated logistics and we apply our knowledge in every military shipping job we take on. Our military shipping specialists are trained to pay attention to the details—meaning you can be confident in our ability to handle the documentation, MIL-STD-129 labels, shipping, and pick-up stages of your military shipping job, whether it’s local or international.