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Corrugated Boxes Predict the Future- Houston Freight Co Notes

Posted on Fri, May 31, 2013

The  Handy   Shipping guide has reported a gloomy outlook for worldwide air shipping. In today’s recovering global economy, this may actually make sense.  The Port of Houston is recording record years.

While cargo shipping via ships may take longer, it is also cost effective for larger size shipments. With the advance of Supply Chain Management, companies are able to better predict the need for supplies and finished manufactured goods.  When a company plans the correct order quantity at the correct time for both production and sales, they can save on the more expensive air shipping costs.

For some of smaller orders (less than a cubic meter) air shipping will be the preferred method of shipping. Companies that are able to take advantage of shipping goods via ocean in containers save substantially on shipping costs. Even ten years ago, we saw companies air freighting furniture over to England. In today’s economy, these same companies have realized that shipping the furniture via container saves substantial money.

There may be hope on the horizon for the air shipping industry. Supposedly, a leading indicator of the economy is the corrugated box industry. When orders are up for this one industry, it shows that manufacturing and shipping are on the upturn. According to Shirley Brasher at AAA Box www.aaa-box.com  in Houston, Texas  “The Houston news reported that corrugated box industry is a leading indicator of how the economy is doing.  When the economy took a downturn, the box sales decreased. As the economy improved during 2012 box sales increased.”

For companies that  handle antique shipping, china shipping, computer and office equipment shipping, marble shipping, artwork shipping, glass shipping, sign shipping, car and auto shipping, and furniture shipping, it is great to note the positive outlook that Shirley Brasher has expressed.

Since most air shipments use corrugated boxes to protect shipments during transit, there is definite optimism for the air shipping industry in the future. Families living abroad often send small birthday and holiday gifts to relatives in corrugated boxes. As the world wide economies pick up, we expect gift giving to also increase.

At pack n send we ship worldwide. We have prepared a list of some of the countries that we ship to both domestically and internationally.
Albania

Packing Box
Algeria
American Samoa
Andorra
Angola
Anguilla
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Armenia
Aruba
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Bahamas
Barbados
Baruba
Belarus
Belize
Belgium
Benin
Bermuda
Bhutan
Bolivia|
Bonaire
Botswana
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Brazil
Brittish Virgin Islands
Brunei
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Canada
Cape Verde
Cayman Islands
|Chile
China
Colombia
Congo
Congo Republic of
Cook island
Costa Rica
Croatia
Curaco
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Dominica
Dominican Republic
DPR of Korea Republic
East Timor
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Eritrea
Estonia
Ethiopia |
Faeroe Islands
Falkland Islands
Faroc Islands
Fiji
Finland
France
French Guinana
French Polynesia
Gabon
The Gambia
Germany
Gibraltar
Ginvea-Bissau
Ginvea-Exquatorial
Greece
Greenland
Grenada
Guadeloupe
Guam
Guatemala
Guernsey
Guinea
Guinea Republic
Guyana Haiti
Honduras
Hong Kong
Hungary
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Iran-Islamic Republic of Tersey
Iraq
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Ivory Coast
Jamaica
Japan
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Korpa
Kosovo
Kosrae Island
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Laos
Latvia
Lebanon
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Libyan Arab Jamahiriy
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macao
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
Mali
Malta
Marshall Islands
Martinique
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mayotte
Mexico
Micronesia
Moldova
Monaco
Mongolia
Montenegro
Montserrat 
Namibia
Nauru
Nepal
Netherlands
Netherlands Antilles
New Caledonia
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
Nive
Northern Mariana Islands
Norway
Oman
Pakistan
Panama
Papa New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Phillipines
Poland
Portugal
Puerto Rico
Qatar Reunion
Romania
Rota
Russia
Saipan (Northern Mariana Islands)
Samoa
San Marino
Sao Tome and Principe
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Serbia
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Slovak Republic
Slovakia
Slovenia
Solomon Islands
Somalia
Somaliand
South Africa
South Korea
Spain
Sri Lanka
St. Barthelemy
St. Croix
St. Eustatius
St. John
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Lucia
St. Maarten
St. Thomas
St. Vincent
Sudan
Suriname
Swaziland
Sweden
Switzerland
Tahiti
Taiwan
Tanzania
Thailand
Tinian
Tonga
Tongo
Tortola
Trinidad and Tobago
Turkey
Turks and Caicos Islands
Turkmenistan
Tuvalu
Uganda
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States of America

 bania
Algeria
American Samoa
Andorra
Angola
Anguilla
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Armenia
Aruba
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Bahamas
Barbados
Baruba
Belarus
Belize
Belgium
Benin
Bermuda
Bhutan
Bolivia|
Bonaire
Botswana
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Brazil
Brittish Virgin Islands
Brunei
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Canada
Cape Verde
Cayman Islands
|Chile
China
Colombia
Congo
Congo Republic of
Cook island
Costa Rica
Croatia
Curaco
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Dominica
Dominican Republic
DPR of Korea Republic
East Timor
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Eritrea
Estonia
Ethiopia |
Faeroe Islands
Falkland Islands
Faroc Islands
Fiji
Finland
France
French Guinana
French Polynesia
Gabon
The Gambia
Germany
Gibraltar
Ginvea-Bissau
Ginvea-Exquatorial
Greece
Greenland
Grenada
Guadeloupe
Guam
Guatemala
Guernsey
Guinea
Guinea Republic
Guyana Haiti
Honduras
Hong Kong
Hungary
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Iran-Islamic Republic of Tersey
Iraq
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Ivory Coast
Jamaica
Japan
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Korpa
Kosovo
Kosrae Island
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Laos
Latvia
Lebanon
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Libyan Arab Jamahiriy
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macao
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
Mali
Malta
Marshall Islands
Martinique
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mayotte
Mexico
Micronesia
Moldova
Monaco
Mongolia
Montenegro
Montserrat 
Namibia
Nauru
Nepal
Netherlands
Netherlands Antilles
New Caledonia
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
Nive
Northern Mariana Islands
Norway
Oman
Pakistan
Panama
Papa New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Phillipines
Poland
Portugal
Puerto Rico
Qatar Reunion
Romania
Rota
Russia
Saipan (Northern Mariana Islands)
Samoa
San Marino
Sao Tome and Principe
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Serbia
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Slovak Republic
Slovakia
Slovenia
Solomon Islands
Somalia
Somaliand
South Africa
South Korea
Spain
Sri Lanka
St. Barthelemy
St. Croix
St. Eustatius
St. John
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Lucia
St. Maarten
St. Thomas
St. Vincent
Sudan
Suriname
Swaziland
Sweden
Switzerland
Tahiti
Taiwan
Tanzania
Thailand
Tinian
Tonga
Tongo
Tortola
Trinidad and Tobago
Turkey
Turks and Caicos Islands
Turkmenistan
Tuvalu
Uganda
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States of America

 Afghanistan

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Overseas Holiday Shipping -Advice from Houston Shipping Company

Posted on Fri, Nov 16, 2012

With the holidays approaching, our international customers ask if we ship to just about every country in the world.  While the answer is yes, we would like to offer advice about ways to choose a shipper who has experience.

Whether you have purchased  your gifts at an auction house and need auction house shipping, or if you have gone to garage sales all year long and need pick up and shipping services, here are some questions that you may want to ask when you call to ship your holiday gifts?

Do you know how to pack a delicate item?

Can you provide a tracking number for my shipment?

Are you able to value my item for loss and damage during shipping.

Will the country that I am shipping to accept the item that I would like to send as a gift?  This may be one of the most important questions that you will ask.  Some countries choose to not allow jewelry; some do not allow food items. Some countries allow items that have been made in other countries, but may charge such high duties and taxes, that it does not make sense to send a gift that was manufactured in one of those countries.

You may want to check out import duties and taxes before you ship an item.

If you are sending any sort of medication, the recipient may need an import license, even if this is a gift.

Make sure that you have a street address for your recipient.  If you do not have a    phone number, please have their email address on hand to put on the shipping label. 

If you are shipping a container of gifts overseas, make sure that you leave enough time for the container to load, sail, clear customs in the destination port and be delivered to the final recipient.

For some of the less known countries that we ship to, I will give you a short list below: Just A-G for now, but I want to demonstrate that even if your loved ones do not live in the frequently visited countries, common carriers, air cargo and cargo shippers are able to reach all corners of the earth for your holiday shipping needs.

Andorra, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Baruba, Belarus, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivial, Bonaire Botswana, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Cook Island, Curaco, Cyprus, Djibouti, Dominica, East  Timor, Eritrea, Estonia, Faeroe Islands, Faroc Islands, Gabon, The Gambia,  Gibraltar, Ginvea-Bissau, Ginvea Equatorial, Guernsey, Guinea, Guyana.

For more information on shipping your holiday purchases, please feel free to contact pack n send at  713 266 1450.

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Shipping From Houston? Location, Location, Location

Posted on Mon, Aug 27, 2012

  Why is Houston A Good Place to Ship From?

How about the Port of Houston?  Two major airports? Close proximity to Mexico?


  The answer is all of the above.

 

Let’s start with the Port of Houston.  Their container terminals handle about seventy per cent of the containerized cargo in the United States Gulf of Mexico. The terminals provide superior service.  They allow on line bookings.   The schedules are on line so that businesses can book from anywhere in the world.  There are maps online so that truckers can view the best way in and out of the terminal. Procedures are also listed on line. For travelers, there is a sightseeing tour around the terminal on a boat. Companies and individuals are invited to tour the terminal and ask first hand questions.

Terminal personnel continually keep in mind time and scheduling of shipments.

Two major airports.   Shipping your freight by air is easy in Houston. Goods are kept moving.  The world’s major air carriers that provide secured space on many flights each month.
Houston also offers 24/7 charter flight assistance to meet your needs. With a global market, there is, door-to-door services   which customs clearance and inland transport to interior points   Companies in Houston also are able to coordinate sea freight operations for on-forwarding cargo in the most cost effective manner. 

Here a just a few of the air services offered in Houston.

•Standard to Expedited International Air freight service 
•Air freight consolidation services.
•Airport to Airport / Door to Airport / Door-to-door services
 •Letters of Credit, Document Preparation and Insurance
 •Multimodal Transportation (Sea/Air/Surface)
•Project Cargo
•Charter services
 
Proximity to Mexico

Many individuals from Mexico shop in Houston for furniture.  Furniture is accumulated in Houston, and then forwarded to Laredo for the ultimate destination in Mexico.  Houston stores shop worldwide for furniture.

For information about, packing, shipping, custom crating, fine art packing and shipping and international shipping from Houston, feel free to contact pack n send in Houston at 713 266 1450.

Tags: Container Loading Houston, Air Cargo Shipping Houston

Freight and Cargo Numbers Worldwide Look Good

Posted on Thu, May 05, 2011

Once again we are able to report positive signs in freight and air cargo shipments. 

During the past few  weeks past, we have reported the purchases of new air planes by major air freight carriers.

 We are now able to show increases in the shipping percentages on a world wide basis. During March, airfreight traffic rose three point seven  per cent according to Air Cargo News.  Considering the disaster in Japan and the tumultuous Middle East, these numbers are both surprising and encouraging. 

Latin American carriers and Middle Eastern carriers reported increase in air shipping over March of 2010. 

With fuel prices on the rise, these increase show pent up demand for goods world wide. We were both surprised and encouraged by these numbers. 

While tracking purchases both domestically and internationally, the world wide economy seems to be moving in a  slow but steady increase.

 The only noted part of the world with a decrease in air cargo for March appears to be for the African carriers. We should report that air cargo traffic is expected to increase for North Africa.

 For information about international freight , container packing and loading, shipping, moving and  cargo shipping please call pack n send in Houston  at 713 266 1450.

At the Shuttle Landing Facility, cranes help offload the Italian Space Agency&squot;s Multi-Purpose Logistics Module Donatello from the Airbus "&squot;"Beluga"&squot;" air cargo plane. The third of three for the International Spac...

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Houston Freight Shipper Notes More Airline Purchases

Posted on Fri, Apr 08, 2011

 Qatar Purchases more aircraft

 US – QATAR – Boeing confirm they have received an order for three of their 777 freighters which have been sold to Qatar Airways. The cargo carriers will be added to the Qatari fleet of twenty five 777’s, two of which are the long range freight version. The 777 Freighter order was previously accounted for on Boeing's Orders and Deliveries website as unidentified in 2010.

The announcement came at the time of the Business & Investment in Qatar Forum in New York in the presence of H.E. Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabor Al Thani, Qatar's Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, US Secretary of Transportation Ray Lahood and the US Ambassador to Qatar, Ambassador Joseph LeBaron. The agreement was signed by Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways' CEO and Tony Valentine, sales director, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. The forum, of which Boeing is one of the sponsors, is held under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Hamad and aims to promote Qatar's emerging role as a political, economic and cultural hub in the Middle East.

Boeing spokesman Marlin Dailey, vice president of Sales & Marketing, Boeing Commercial Airplanes enthused over the agreement saying Boeing looked forward to a continued partnership as the Arabian airline expands its position on the international stage and said the agreement confirmed the 777 as an outstanding success and underlined the strategic relationship that the USA and Qatar have forged on the industrial and economic front.

This article taken from Handy Shipping Guide is yet another in as series of articles in 2011 that shows increases in airline purchases  and a positive outlook for the worldwide shipping industry.


For more information about shipping freight, cargo and containers from Houston, Texas, feel free to contact pack n send at 713 266 1450.

an old Boeing 747-200 \"Iran Air\" gets airborne HAM / EDDH (Hamburg, Germany).

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Lufthansa Cargo Looks to Future-Good for Houston and U. S.

Posted on Tue, Mar 29, 2011

After a strong 2010, Lufthansa Cargo will further grow its fleet and network alongside a modernisation campaign.

The company posted an operating profit of €310 million (US$439 million) in 2010 with €2.8 billion (US$3.97 billion) in revenues, rising to near pre-crisis levels.

The Germany-based carrier has big plans for the next four years. Its five new Boeing 777Fs are slated for delivery between 2013 and 2015. Lufthansa Cargo is also preparing for modernisation of the cargo centre at its home base at Frankfurt Airport. In addition it will modernise its IT infrastructure to replace paperwork in airfreight completely with electronic documents.

The company has also started sending freighters to China. From 29 March Lufthansa Cargo is to operate its MD-11 freighter services on the Shenzhen-Frankfurt route three times a week.

International Cargo Centre Shenzhen, a joint venture air cargo terminal between Shenzhen Airport and Lufthansa Cargo, is ready to handle its cargo warehousing in Shenzhen Airport.

 

AFTER a strong 2010, Lufthansa Cargo will further grow its fleet and network alongside a modernisation campaign.

The company posted an operating profit of €310 million (US$439 million) in 2010 with €2.8 billion (US$3.97 billion) in revenues, rising to near pre-crisis levels.

The Germany-based carrier has big plans for the next four years. Its five new Boeing 777Fs are slated for delivery between 2013 and 2015. Lufthansa Cargo is also preparing for modernisation of the cargo centre at its home base at Frankfurt Airport. In addition it will modernise its IT infrastructure to replace paperwork in airfreight completely with electronic documents.

The company has also started sending freighters to China. From 29 March Lufthansa Cargo is to operate its MD-11 freighter services on the Shenzhen-Frankfurt route three times a week.

International Cargo Centre Shenzhen, a joint venture air cargo terminal between Shenzhen Airport and Lufthansa Cargo, is ready to handle its cargo warehousing in Shenzhen Airport.

Pack n send has republished this article from Air Cargo News as a service to our customers .We try to highlight positive signs in the worldwide cargo industry.

For more information about air cargo, container shipping and freight from Houston, please feel free to contact pack n send at 713 266 1450.

Airplane Wing

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Updated Haiti Shipping Info- Noted by Houston Shipper

Posted on Mon, Feb 01, 2010

The following article is an update of UPS services to Haiti.

 UPS is working with the Red Cross, but at this time is not shipping personal packages directly to Haiti

USA / HAITI - Atlanta-based freight and parcel carrier UPS has announced they are to donate more than $1 million worth of support to the international efforts to assist the survivors of the massive earthquake that hit Haiti yesterday.

The contribution shall be made up of $500,000 in cash with the rest made up of in-kind support services.

The assistance is to be split between The Red Cross, UNICEF and CARE to be used in their long-term relief efforts for the blighted country.

Speaking of UPS' commitment Dan Brutto, president of UPS International, said that: "With hundreds of thousands of people affected, our hearts go out to Haiti.

"Through our financial commitment and logistics expertise, UPS is positioned to respond quickly to the urgent needs and tremendous suffering that have been created by the earthquake. We felt it was critical that we act fast to support the relief efforts."

UPS is also part of the World Food Programme's Logistics Emergency Teams (LETs), who deal with the rapid response and long-term logistic requirements that are created by disaster. The initiative involves providing "loaned" logistics experts to oversee on-site disaster response, normally for a deployment of three-to-six months and UPS has stated that is prepared for the activation of its team members.

For more information on shipping into Haiti, please contact pack-n-send at 713 266 1450.

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