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Details to Consider when Shipping Antiques

Posted on Tue, Apr 08, 2014

 

Antiques are one of a kind and require one of a kind shipping to provide appropriate protection.  If you are planning on shipping your valuable antiques and are looking for an appropriate shipping company you should consider the following:


Experience
It almost goes without saying that you will want a shipping company that has experience shipping antiques.  You don't want your piece to be the first antique the company has ever handled.  Instead, you want handling antiques to be common for the packers and movers.  You want them to handle your delicate piece with care and as if it was their own.  Someone who has experience working with auctioneers, collectors or even museums is ideal.  Even better, find a packing and shipping company that is trusted by antique dealers. 

Provide Assessment


Antiques vary greatly so you will want the packing and shipping company to assess each item first.  To determine appropriate methods for packing and shipping evaluate:
•    Risk
•    Conditions of pick-up
•    Appropriate mode of transport
A one-size-fits-all solution does not work with antiques, so each piece needs to be evaluated independently.  A variety of packing options are available including:
•    Blanket wrap (no crating required)
•    Crate
•    Box
•    Palletize


Based on the assessment the packing plan can be formed.  In addition items can be shipped by UPS, FedEx, trusted freight carriers or via the company movers.  After packing method has been determined the shipping plan should be finalized.

If you are considering shipping your antiques internationally, please check with the country that you are shipping to. International shipping of antiques may require documentation for import into a country.

If you are looking for antique shipping, contact us.  At Pack n Send we provide competitive pricing, reliable, and personal service and are trusted by antique dealers.



Tags: Antique Shipping

Shipping Antiques: Steps for a Successful Experience

Posted on Thu, Feb 20, 2014

Once you find an antique you love, you may find that it carries a certain sentimental value.

 That means that shipping an antique treasure requires extra care.

Professional antique movers know how to make this transition go smoothly, but there are still some steps you can take on your end to insure the process goes smoothly.  Shipping antiques does not have to be a stressful. Follow the following steps for a successful experience.
Start with an appraisal. By getting an official appraisal you will know exactly how much the piece is worth. That is information you need for insurance purposes.
Photograph the item. This is especially helpful if the antique requires some assembly after the move. Photograph the antique from all angles and keep the photos handy.
Inspect your antique. If your item has a loose knocker or is missing a drawer, let your moving company know. Professional movers will handle these items with special care.
Remove any extras. Is that antique a dresser or nightstand? Don't forget to remove any hidden items. You should avoid shipping antiques with knick knacks or change rolling around inside of it.


Skip the tape. Put down that tape! Packing tape is not suitable for contact with antiques. Instead, ask for the blanket wrap move method…or ask if you antique can be placed inside a custom made crate and shipped via freight.


Whether shipping one unique piece or an entire estate of antiques, we can help!  Contact us at pack n send in Houston for more antique moving tips. We are able to pack and ship, or pack and move antiques both domestically and internationally.

Tags: Antique moving, Antique Shipping

Antique Shipping in Houston Moves Timeless Valuables

Posted on Thu, Dec 26, 2013

One of the most delicate moves happens when antiques are involved.  Whether it’s from a museum or a private home special care must be taken when moving items that cannot be replaced.  It takes shipping knowledge and experience.

According to an article in Antique Trader Magazine, “Inventory each individual item in your collections, and take photos as you do. Then, upload the photos to your computer. After you enter your inventory data into software of some sort, write a description, provenance and value for each item, then attach photos.” 

Appraisal

Prior to a move it is important to have each piece appraised by a professional appraiser.  When moving any type of antiques it is essential to also have a sufficient amount of insurance.  When you are moving antiques, ask if the company that you are moving or shipping with offers valuation coverage to cover your antique items. Your homeowners insurance may cover your antique while it is being shipped. You may want to check with your insurance company.

Glass Items

If you are packing on your own, one of the best ways to move glass items is to wrap them in bubble wrap and then place them in large box filled with Styrofoam peanuts. Then place the first box inside another box also filled with Styrofoam peanuts.  Make sure to securely fasten the bubble with tape. If you are shipping the glass with a common carrier, make sure to overstuff both boxes with packing peanuts. You should not be able to compress the box when you press down on the lid of the box.

Furniture

When moving antique furniture it is important to make certain all the drawers are empty. When using a mover, make sure that the antique furniture is blanket wrapped. If you are transporting via common carrier or via freight, you may want to have a custom wood crate built. Make sure that the crate is lined with Styrofoam. Check to see if blocking and bracing is needed inside the crate.

Packing Materials

A professional moving company will have all the necessary packing materials to safely ship valuable antiques. If blocking and bracing is needed inside of a crate, a professional packing company will be able to do this for you. 

If you are shipping an antique chandelier, be sure to provide the packer with the chandeliers composition as well as the dimensions.  Chandeliers can be hung within a crate, or blocked and braced within a crate. Chandeliers with many crystals are packed differently than chandeliers made from iron or animal horns.

If you would like to know more about what is offered with antique shipping in Houston we can help.  Contact us today and learn more.

 

Tags: Antique moving, Antique Shipping

Tips for Antique Shipping: How to Protect your Antiques

Posted on Thu, Sep 12, 2013

Whether you’re an avid collector or simply have a few heirloom pieces passed down from previous generations, your antiques are no doubt special to you. If you’re planning to move soon, here is some advice for antique shipping that will help you protect your valuables.

If you are packing your items yourself, take some time to inspect your items in order to determine if there are loose pieces that need to be secured ahead of time. Make notes on each item as to any defects that are on it, and take several pictures from different angles as well.

Consider having extremely valuable pieces appraised ahead of time. That way, you can be sure you have adequate insurance coverage, and will be able to purchase an additional rider if need
be.

 

If there are detachable pieces, remove them so they are not detached during moving. Place them inside a roll of bubble wrap, padded envelope or a smaller box with lots of packing peanuts in it.

Secure dressers and cabinets with drawers in them with shrink-wrap in order to keep them from sliding back and forth while in transit.  Use foam pads in between chair railings, and wrap
tables with old blankets to help prevent them from becoming scratched.  Padding will be needed on all sides of an antique mirror. Take care not to place other objects on top of a
mirror, and make sure to the mirror in a location where it is not likely to move around in the truck if the truck were to stop very suddenly.

Consider having items such as china, clocks or pictures professionally packed for moving or shipping. Moving companies and shipping companies can help you with this. For very high value
items, you may want to consider ordering a custom crate. Let a professional build the custom crate. Professionals will know how to load, pack and block and brace your valuable items.  

Here at Pack n Send, we are familiar with shipping all types of household goods, including your valuable antiques. If you have any questions about antique shipping or shipping of artwork or
delicate items, please feel free to contact us at 713 266 1450.  

 

 

Tags: Antique Shipping Houston, Antique Shipping

Shipping Antiques? Shipping Company in Houston has Advice

Posted on Thu, Feb 14, 2013

 

Antique shipping and moving is a very specialized service. When you want to move just a small amount of antique furniture, you can have it custom boxed or crated and then freighted.

Some pieces of antique furniture can go on a pallet, surrounding the furniture with protection and stretch wrap, and shipping the furniture via truck to its new city.

Some pieces will need to be custom crated. The crate will need to be built specifically to fit your antique.

The crating company should have years of experience both handling and valuing antiques. Remember: every crate will need to be built to specifically fit your individual item.

If you have many pieces of antique furniture you may use a special mover that specializes in moving antiques.

Make sure they know how to properly pack and prepare the furniture for your move. Some of it may be blanket wrapped, some of it may be wrapped in flexible cardboard and some may need to be crated for the move.

You will want to make sure that you have a current appraisal before valuing the antique for shipping.

If you are shipping antique sculptures or art work, look for a firm that specializes in packing and crating high value items from one city to another.

Finding a company that can offer varied services when shipping antiques will help save you money. You want to make sure that your antiques arrive in pristine condition.

If you are shipping an antique internationally, you need to look for a company that has experience. While various countries have specific requirements for antiques, any piece valued at greater than $2500 will need a Schedule B number.

We have listed below countries that we ship to in general. If you have any questions about shipping antiques, or worldwide shipping please feel free to contact us at 713 266 1450.

 

Afghanistan 
Albania 
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

United States of America 

U.S. Virgin Islands 
U.S. Virgin Islands(Brittish)
Uruguay
Uzbekistan 
Vanuatu
Vatican City
Venezuela 
Vietnam 
Virgin Gorda
Wallis and Futuna
Zimbabwe

Afghanistan 
Albania 
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

United States of America 

U.S. Virgin Islands 
U.S. Virgin Islands(Brittish)
Uruguay
Uzbekistan 
Vanuatu
Vatican City
Venezuela 
Vietnam 
Virgin Gorda
Wallis and Futuna
Zimbabwe

Afghanistan 
Albania 
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

United States of America 

U.S. Virgin Islands 
U.S. Virgin Islands(Brittish)
Uruguay
Uzbekistan 
Vanuatu
Vatican City
Venezuela 
Vietnam 
Virgin Gorda
Wallis and Futuna
Zimbabwe










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

Antique desk on display at the old courthouse museum in Tombstone, Arizona.

Tags: Shipping Antiques, International Furniture Shipping, Shipping Company Houston, Packing Company Houston, Freight Company Houston, Shipping a small amount of furniture, Shipping Houston, Antique Shipping

Heirloom Holiday Shipping Advice from a Houston Shipping Co.

Posted on Tue, Nov 20, 2012

As the holiday season approaches we find more and more grandparents who would like to pass on family heirlooms to sons, daughter, niece’s nephews, granddaughters and grandsons.

We would like to offer a few shipping solutions for furniture and large items that you would like to ship to a family member. If you are shipping more than one item, please try and ship all items at the same time. This is usually a money saver.

If you can drop off the item at the shipping location, this should save you a pick up fee. 

Look at having furniture and antiques either boxed, blanket wrapped and moved or shipped via freight.

For some of your small items, simple shipping via a common carrier may be your least expensive option. Make sure your heirloom is professionally packed. Basically, you should be able to stand on your box or crate and the top should not move. Remember, that boxes get stacked, loaded onto container belts and sometimes tossed around. You want to make sure that your gift is heavily protected against damage during the shipping process. 

If you choose to have your furniture moved by a blanket wrap mover, ask if you can take out valuation protection for loss or damage during the move. Remember, when you place one or two pieces of furniture on the truck, there will be other furniture on the truck with your items. The truck will stop at other locations to pick up and deliver other customers furniture. You should ask if the driver can call a day ahead of time to let your relative know when the gift will be delivered. Also ask to have the driver call your relative when he is about an hour away from the drop off. 

If you choose to ship your heirloom via freight, you should be able to specify the date of delivery. In general with freight the items are delivered to the curb.  Your relative will be responsible for unloading the pallet, box or crate and disposing of it on his/her own.  While you can request inside delivery and haul off of the packaging, this usually will cost more. Again, be sure to ask for valuation coverage for loss or damage during the shipping process.

If you have any more questions about shipping during this holiday season, please be sure to call pack n send in Houston at 713 266 1450 and we would be happy to give you shipping advice.

 image photo : Antique furniture

Tags: Artwork Shipping, Houston Shipping, Antique Shipping

Shipping Signs via Freight or Small Move-Ask Questions

Posted on Wed, May 16, 2012

 When looking for a company that can pack and send your signs look for a company that can pack and deliver signs within your city, as well as  ship all over the world.

If you have a large quantity of signs, you may want to look a company that can handle small moves.

 You will need to look for a company that can ship via boxes, crates, tubes or pallets. The company will need to ask you both the composition of the sign, as well as its value.  Some of the more common signs that are made today, are listed below.

Ask if the company has experience shipping the following types of signs.:

  • aluminum signs
  • coreplast signs
  • mdo-marine density board
  • foam core
  • steel signs
  • neon signs
  • magnetic signs
  • vinyl banners
  • antique wood signs

Have sign companies used the  shipping companies services before.  Be sure to ask for referrals.  Are individuals able to ship signs with this company.  Can the company you choose both pick up and delivery your signs? Can the company that you  are shipping with complete the international documentation needed for export?

Considering the value of custom made signs you should not look for a standard shipping service, but a shipping company that specializes in shipping high value items.

 For more information about sign shipping, please feel free to contact pack n send at 713 266 1450.

 Beware of Smiling Crabs 2Really 'caution crabs.' Sign found along Okinawan highway bordering the beach.	  Objects / Communication

Tags: Art & Sculpture Shipping, Sign Shipping, Antique Shipping

Small Moves versus Small Movers

Posted on Mon, May 14, 2012

What type of customer looks at doing a small move?  Any type!  It can be an individual, an antique dealer, an interior decorator, a small office, a retiree looking at moving, or a child helping their parent move into a nursing home.  It can be someone handling an estate, or a furniture store looking at shipping a few items across country or to the other side of the world.

 A small move can involve using a moving truck, or freighting furniture on a pallet. It can encompass inside delivery, or curbside delivery on a pallet.

In today’s world, there are many options to companies and individuals moving a small amount of items. 

 The size of the move will help you determine the best and most cost effective way to accomplish a move.  Do you need to use a large national mover, probable not. Sometimes, your best option for some moves is palletizing furniture and shipping it via freight. For seniors, your best option is often placing furniture on a truck that consolidates a lot of individuals items, and then delivers the furniture inside.

 When looking to book a small move, search for a company that will offer you options.  Sometimes it is a good idea to have a valuable item crated for shipping.

 If you need assistance in determining the best move options for your furniture and valuables, please feel free to contact pack n send in Houston at 713 266 1450.

 Kitchen-table 4A modern kitchen-table. Many thanks to Zela for the picture on the wall :), and for having to endure my bad temper, (sorry for that Zela).	  Architecture / Interiors

Tags: Houston Crating, Antique Shipping, Small Moves

Marble Shipping Houston-Ask Questions

Posted on Tue, Oct 26, 2010

interior from the other sideMy house from the other side	  Places / Home

When shipping marble furniture, there are a few important things to consider.  First and foremost if it the marble can be removed from the piece of furniture.  You need to look for a company that has the capability to remove the marble. They also must have the ability to custom build a crate to place the marble in for shipping. Below we have listed some standard guidelines for crating the marble.

Depending on the size and fragility of the piece the crater should use up to 3 inches of Styrofoam on the bottom of the crate and 1-2 inches of Styrofoam on the sides and top. Before putting the piece into the crate, make sure that the marble has double or triple bubble surrounding it.

The crate should be closed with staples on the bottom and screws should be put on the top for easy opening.

Metal banding should be secured  around the crate.

 The company that you choose to crate your marble should offer both on site crating as well as crating at their facility.  The company should have a preferred list of shipping companies, as well as preferred movers for your delicate marble.  The company needs to offer valuation protection for your marble piece.

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

Tags: Shipping Freight Houston, Cargo Shipping from Houston, Freight Forwarding Houston, Packing Houston, Crating and packing Houston Texas, Crating Houston, Cargo Loading Houston, Shipping Antiques Houston, Antique Shipping, Mable Shipping

Big Apple Clean Trucks Air Quality Plan Gets Freight

Posted on Fri, Mar 12, 2010

We are posting excerpts from this article found on handy shipping guide.  It shows our industry's concern with both business and a cleaner environment.

US - The American Trucking Assn. (ATA) praised the leadership of the Port Authority of NY and NJ for developing a Clean Trucks Program designed to improve air quality at the port.

As from 1st January next year pre-1994 model trucks will no longer be able to call on Port Authority terminals; and on January 1, 2017, all trucks hauling freight from the port must meet or exceed 2007 federal emissions standards. This gives sufficient time for trucking firms to wind down their assets, and to assist with replacement vehicles.

The Port Authority designed a $28 million program to help companies and drivers transition into cleaner vehicles. Drivers that regularly call on the Port's marine terminals are eligible for assistance. While NY/NJ moves toward full program implementation, ATA urges port officials to continue evaluating freight volume movements and projections to insure that sufficient operational revenues are indeed available to cover the new truck purchase obligations that now will be generated by the Clean Truck plan.

 While fully supportive of the clean air goals, the drayage industry is in a particularly vulnerable position that may counsel for a go-slow approach until the economic climate improves."

Hopefully the changes, which all consider an essential step forward, given evidence of the harm to the health of the poorer communities who reside dockside, will proceed as scheduled. 

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