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Shipping drum and cardboard barrels for shipping

No more rock and roll for your drums.

Shipping Drum and Cardboard Barrels for Shipping.

Filler Drums of varying sizes

Properly secure cardboard barrels for shipping drum freight and cardboard barrels for shipping from the start. Eliminate the effects of careless handling, sudden impact, and load shifts during transit which can put you at risk for more than just damaged product.

  • Customer dissatisfaction
  • Rejected loads
  • Added costs for having to replace, salvage, or dispose of product
  • Possible customer penalties and fines
  • Risk of employee injury
  • Lost sales

Down River® has been providing cardboard barrels for shipping drum and freight bracing products and services for more than 40 years, and in that time we’ve learned a thing or two about how best to secure cardboard barrels for shipping. Our Down River Load Securement Specialists have the products, experience, and knowledge to design a shipping drum - securement system for your specific needs.

No one offers a more complete line of shipping barrels.

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Layer Separators

Layer Separators Stronger than corrugated products, yet lighter than plywood. AAR-approved for hazardous goods. Pre-cut in several sizes to fit your shipments.



Separators Ideal for preventing drum-to-drum abrasion and for auto-filling applications. Available in various configurations.


Air Bags

Air Bag Fillers Brace your load with shipping airbags, creating a bulkhead for very strong and effective load restraint. Available in vinyl; levels 1-5 paper (2-8 ply); and levels 3-5 polywoven.


Protection Sleeves

Protective Sleeves Used on every other drum to maintain quality condition by preventing drum abrasion. Lightweight and easy to use.


Ty-Gard 2000®

Fabric Load Restraint

Ty-Gard Fabric Load Restraint rolls and tools Extremely efficient. Each roll contains enough material for up to seven shipments. AAR-approved for use with hazardous materials and in intermodal loads.



Gator Strap High-strength woven polyester strapping delivers high-performance securement with ease-of-use and safety. AAR-approved.



Bulkhead Panels

Bulkhead Panel Securely brace products at “step-ups” and “step-downs” in loading patterns. Lightweight yet very strong. Tailor-sized to the application, no cutting required.


Unit Strapping


MakoStrap and ZippStrap All-weather bonded polyester cord strapping and buckle deliver high-performance unitization with ease-of-use and safety.
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Variety of G-Force bags, braces, fill

Configure your solution..

Work with your Down River Load Securement Specialist to determine which products suit your needs best. If our products don’t meet your exact needs, our engineers can custom-design a solution for you. We have facilities and load-securement experts strategically located across North America, so we’re never far away.