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Why does a rise in the price of lumber effect a shipping business?

Posted on Tue, Dec 18, 2012

Lumber is used in both domestic and international shipping. It is used in premade and custom built pallets as well as in pre made and custom built crates.

 Susanna Kim in an article posted by on ABC news noted that lumber prices are currently on the rise. She questions if the increase in prices could stall the recovery of the housing market. Here in Houston, we are seeing more and more building for both single family and multifamily residences.

With housing prices rising for the past six months, the back log of families looking for new homes may force lumber prices higher.

For the shipping industry, it may also mean higher prices for any use of lumber. This includes the crates, pallets as well as wood used for blocking and bracing valuable items.

With lumber prices on the rise, analysts are watching whether the commodity could cause a logjam in the recovery of the housing market.

With reference to the logging industry, Susanna Kim notes: “The industry's profit margins are relatively low; over the past year it has had a 0.3 percent net margin on average, he said. Compared with 2006, there are 23 percent fewer businesses in the logging industry today, according to the North American Industry Classification system used by the Census Bureau”

 

 At pack n send we our crating operation is completely custom.  We build our custom crates for items such as:

Paintings, Pictures with glass, chandeliers, medical equipment, antiques, deer antlers, and any other fragile or valuable items that our customer may want to ship.

For help in shipping wood crates internationally, please feel free to contact pack n send at 713 266 1450. 

For international shipping, pack n send uses heat treated wood.  Examples of countries where heat treated wood may be  shipped to are listed below.

Albania
Algeria
American Samoa
Andorra
Angola
Anguilla
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Armenia
Aruba
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Bahamas
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Barbados
Baruba
Belarus
Belize
Belgium
Benin
Bermuda
Bhutan
Bolivia|
Bonaire
Botswana
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Brazil
Brittish Virgin Islands
Brunei
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cambodia
Cameroon
Canada
Cape Verde
Cayman Islands
|Chile
China
Colombia
Congo
Congo Republic of
Cook island
Costa Rica
Croatia
Curaco
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Djibouti
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
Georgia
Ghana
Gibraltar
Ginvea-Bissau
Ginvea-Exquatorial
Greece
Greenland
Grenada
Guadeloupe
Guam
Guatemala
Guernsey
Guinea
Guinea Republic
GuyanaHaiti
Honduras
Hong Kong
Hungary
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Iran-Islamic Republic of Tersey
Iraq
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Ivory Coast
Jamaica
Japan
Jordan
Kazakhstan

Kenya
Kiribati
Korpa
Kosovo
Kosrae Island
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Laos
Latvia
Lebanon
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Libyan Arab Jamahiriy
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macao
Macedonia
Madagascar
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
Mali
Malta
Marshall Islands
Martinique
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mayotte
Mexico
Micronesia
Moldova
Monaco
Mongolia
Montenegro
Montserrat
Morocco
Mozambique
Namibia
Nauru
Nepal
Netherlands
Netherlands Antilles
New Caledonia
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
Nive
Northern Mariana Islands
Norway
Oman
Pakistan
|Palau
Palestine
Panama
Papa New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Phillipines
Poland
Portugal
Puerto Rico
QatarRepublic of Nevis
Reunion
Romania
Rota
Russia
Rwanda
Saba
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
Syria
Tadjikistan
Tahiti
Taiwan
Tanzania
Thailand
Tinian
Tonga
Tongo
Tortola
Trinidad and Tobago
Truk
Tunisia
Turkey
Turks and Caicos Islands
Turkmenistan
Tuvalu
Uganda
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
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
Yemen
Zambia
Zimbabwe

Albania
Algeria
American Samoa
Andorra
Angola
Anguilla
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Armenia
Aruba
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Bahamas
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Barbados
Baruba
Belarus
Belize
Belgium
Benin
Bermuda
Bhutan
Bolivia|
Bonaire
Botswana
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Brazil
Brittish Virgin Islands
Brunei
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cambodia
Cameroon
Canada
Cape Verde
Cayman Islands
|Chile
China
Colombia
Congo
Congo Republic of
Cook island
Costa Rica
Croatia
Curaco
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Djibouti
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
Georgia
Ghana
Gibraltar
Ginvea-Bissau
Ginvea-Exquatorial
Greece
Greenland
Grenada
Guadeloupe
Guam
Guatemala
Guernsey
Guinea
Guinea Republic
GuyanaHaiti
Honduras
Hong Kong
Hungary
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Iran-Islamic Republic of Tersey
Iraq
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Ivory Coast
Jamaica
Japan
Jordan
Kazakhstan

Kenya
Kiribati
Korpa
Kosovo
Kosrae Island
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Laos
Latvia
Lebanon
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Libyan Arab Jamahiriy
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macao
Macedonia
Madagascar
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
Mali
Malta
Marshall Islands
Martinique
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mayotte
Mexico
Micronesia
Moldova
Monaco
Mongolia
Montenegro
Montserrat
Morocco
Mozambique
Namibia
Nauru
Nepal
Netherlands
Netherlands Antilles
New Caledonia
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
Nive
Northern Mariana Islands
Norway
Oman
Pakistan
|Palau
Palestine
Panama
Papa New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Phillipines
Poland
Portugal
Puerto Rico
QatarRepublic of Nevis
Reunion
Romania
Rota
Russia
Rwanda
Saba
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
Syria
Tadjikistan
Tahiti
Taiwan
Tanzania
Thailand
Tinian
Tonga
Tongo
Tortola
Trinidad and Tobago
Truk
Tunisia
Turkey
Turks and Caicos Islands
Turkmenistan
Tuvalu
Uganda
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
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
Yemen
Zambia
Zimbabwe

 

Tags: International Shipping Houston, Crater Houston

Shipping Servers and Equipment Shipping Houston

Posted on Wed, May 09, 2012

Free photo - light window wall available in our free stock photos
When looking for a company to ship your office equipment, look for a company that has experience in both packing and shipping the equipment.  The company needs to have the capability to move via  common carrier, small or large trucks or offer freight service. Ask if the company has experience closing  offices, and  can ship used equipment to multiple locations.  If you are shipping the furniture or office equipment internationally, make sure that the company you choose has prepared and shipped internationally. Look for a company that offers pick up service, and offers valuation coverage.  Ask if they can load containers and also have experience preparing international paper work

 

While you may at first look only at shipping office furniture you may need to consider other extraneous items that you commonly find in an office setting. Your paintings, artwork, and statues may need to be custom crated.

 

 

Some of the more common items that offices ship are:

 

  • desks
  • servers
  • filing cabinets
  • computers
  • fans
  • chairs
  • bookcases
  • cash registers
  • counters
  • floor mats
  • water coolers
  • wine coolers
  • paintings
  • artwork and art pieces
  • statues

For more information about office equipment shipping or international shipping  please feel free to contact pack n send at 713 266 1450.

 

 

 

Tags: Shipping Servers, Small Moves, Crater Houston

Crater Houston offers Advice

Posted on Thu, Feb 09, 2012

  When seeking out a company to build a custom crate for you we would like to offer the following suggestions:

Ask for a list of the type of items the company has crated in the past.

Does the company you are looking at usually deal in high value fragile items?

Can they build reusable crates?

Can they crate both sculptures and medical equipment?

Do they offer full value coverage during shipping?

Do they offer pick up service for the item that is being crated?

How long has the current owner been building custom crates?

Do they offer to box or palletize something for you that may not necessarily need the expense of a crate?

Have they asked if the crate will be shipped domestically or internationally. Heat treated wood is needed for international shipping?

Are they willing to discuss any blocking and bracing of the item inside the crate?

Have the discussed the protective Styrofoam, wood, bubble or peanuts needed inside the crate to cushion the item you are shipping?

If the item can be shipped without a crate, but blanket wrapped on a moving truck, have they offered this option to you?

Are they willing to provide you with a quote up front, before they build the crate for you?

If you need more advice for selecting a custom crate builder, please do not hesitate to call us at pack n send at 713 266 1450.

 Leg Lamp Crate

 

Tags: Small Move, Houston Crate, Crater Houston

Custom Crater Houston offers Advice

Posted on Fri, Feb 03, 2012

 When seeking out a company to build a custom crate for you we would like to offer the following suggestions:

Ask for a list of the type of items the company has crated in the past.

Does the company you are looking at usually deal in high value fragile items?

Can they build reusable crates?

Can they crate both sculptures and medical equipment?

Do they offer full value coverage during shipping?

Do they offer pick up service for the item that is being crated?

How long has the current owner been building custom crates?

Do they offer to box or palletize something for you that may not necessarily need the expense of a crate?

Have they asked if the crate will be shipped domestically or internationally. Heat treated wood is needed for international shipping?

Are they willing to discuss any blocking and bracing of the item inside the crate?

Have the discussed the protective Styrofoam, wood, bubble or peanuts needed inside the crate to cushion the item you are shipping?

If the item can be shipped without a crate, but blanket wrapped on a moving truck, have they offered this option to you?

Are they willing to provide you with a quote up front, before they build the crate for you?

If you need more advice for selecting a custom crate builder, please do not hesitate to call us at pack n send at 713 266 1450.

Tags: Houston Crate Builder, Houston Crate, Crater Houston