Qadri Trading Posted on June 20, 2019December 23, 2019 by admin A crateis a large shipping container, often made of wood, typically used to transport or store large, heavy or awkward items. Steeland aluminium crates are also used. Crates can be made of wood, plastic, metal or other materials. Metal is rarely used because of its weight. When metal is used, a crate is often constructed as an ‘open crate’ and may be termed a ‘cage’.