What to know when packing items for shipping

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Packing Materials

Packing supplies should be carefully considered whether you are self packing or having your goods professionally packed. Fragile items need double corrugated boxing along with padded paper and bubble wrap which would absorb any kind of unnecessary thumps. All your unbreakable easy box-able goods such as clothes, shoes, books, toys, etc, can be boxed up in a variety of sized boxes. Kitchen items should be securely packed. Every dish and cup should be separately packed and placed in dish pack boxes that have peanut foam for additional protection. Do not directly shrink wrap any wood items as this will not protect your wood and only harm your wood from moisture stains. Consider padded paper, bubble wrap and make shift boxes then shrink wrap. Nothing can be exposed, loosely packed or bare. You must have everything boxed up. Do not use movers blankets to box your goods, carriers and terminals will not accept your goods. If your shipping commercial items then your goods are most likely professional boxed from the manufacturer.

Volume

The volume your goods occupy will determine your final invoice. We can collect your loose boxes and offer you the palletizing service. Palletizing is required when shipping many boxes, this is done for some reasons, mobility, protection and against loss of any box. Most shipping types will ship via LCL (less then container loads). All LCL shipments are via 40′ containers. You can obtainer LCL quotes instantly online here, and obtain port to port, door to port and door to door quotes. Once your goods arrive to the export terminal they will get professionally measured by a third independent party and a documented volume receipt will be produced. If you require, we can offer you rates for exclusive containers. Container sizes can be found here: Container Sizes.

Weight

International shipping is based on volume. Pickup services from your location to the port are based on weight and volume.

Labeling

Every box must be labeled with:
-Shipping information
-Consignee information
Though rarely happens, boxes can get misplaced. With proper labeling your boxes will most likely be found and shipped to the correct destination.

Awkward item being packed

When packing large, or long items, you can simply use make shift boxes. We ship many large and awkward items that are even wooden crated such as printing machines, engines, filters, pipes etc. If you require, we can offer you a crating service. Contact us today and let our experts crate your goods.

Professional Packing

Many shippers use the services of a third party such as moving companies or packaging stores to professional pack the items they are shipping. We offer professional packing and crating services. Contact us today and obtain a free quote.

Self Packing

Our services are geared to business and individuals. Most individuals have already boxed and packed the items to be shipped. If your are going to pack yourself, please adhere the guidelines on this page.

Inventory

Whether your packing  on your own, or getting it done professionally, an inventory list of your items is required. General description of your personal goods are sufficient per box. If your shipping commercial items then a more detailed description or commercial invoice will be required. When preparing your own inventory, it should look like this:

-Box # 1 Documents
-Box # 2 Clothes
-Box # 3 Linens

When shipping commercial goods, we require the commercial invoice with a description of the goods purchased because it is required the Customs Services.

What Not To Pack

-Living plants or animals
-Money, securities, valuable papers, jewelry, and/or items of particular sentimental value. Keep these items with you at all times
-Flammable items such as aerosol cans, paint, etc… (except sea freight)
-Perishable items such as food
-Hazardous materials such as poisonous, corrosive, or explosive solids, liquids, and/or gases

Contact us if there is a need to ship any of those items

 

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