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Posted on Tue, May 08, 2012

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When looking for a custom crater or a packing professional make sure to look for a company that builds crates and boxes to have an  exact fit. Proper padding must be  used to further protect your items. Many items such as  lamps, painting and sculptures may not require a crate and can be boxed and shipped. Look for a company that will work closely with their customers to determine the safest and most economical way to ship items safely and efficiently. Make sure them company has asked for both the value and the dimensions of your items. These will help them in determining the most economical and safest way to ship you valuable.

 Packing charges should vary depending on the size and number of items. For fragile items, the company you choose should use a combination of bubble wrap, peanuts, Styrofoam, and double boxing.

Can the company you choose crate and pack both in their warehouse as well as onsite at your location.

Common examples of items the company you choose should have experience packing are:

 China, stemware, silver pieces, pc’s, servers, paintings, pictures with glass, sculptures, chandeliers, medical equipment, office equipment, antiques, stereos, windshields, tires, etc.

  For more information about packing and custom crating and shipping in Houston, please feel free to contact pack n send at 713 266 1450.


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More Challenges for the Cargo and Shipping Industry

Posted on Wed, Aug 11, 2010

  • Global Warming
  • Now that a one hundred square ice piece has broken off a glacier, the cargo ships now face a new peril. 

    After dealing with pirates and colliding ships this floating island is another worry for boat captains.

     This ice island break off follows six months of unusually warm record.  These past six months have recorded the warmest temperatures since 1962.

    Since glaciers are melting faster than any one had anticipated, they are adding to threats of flooding coastal cities all over the world.

    It should take approximately two years for this latest breakaway piece of ice to melt. At this point, the worry is that the iceberg may head toward shipping lanes off of the Canadian Coast, and also in the North Atlantic Ocean.

    By monitoring the progress of this large ice mass, ships should be able to adjust their course during the next two year time period.

    For information about freight and cargo shipping, please contact pack n send at 713 266 1450.





    Tags: cargo, cargo shipping, cargo containers, custom packing, crating

    Freight Shipping Returning to Normal in Europe

    Posted on Fri, Apr 23, 2010


    Pack n send is updating information about  freight movement throughout Europe.  With air traffic returning to normal freight is once again moving throughout Europe.

    As we receive updated information, we will continue to post it on our website.

    The current article was taken from Handy Shipping Guide 

    UK - One of the UK's largest  movers  of export airfreight shipments, Air Menzies International (AMI), has reported that they are getting shipments back on track after the disruption caused by the eruption of Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano last week.

    As more air lines re-establish normal operations in Europe, AMI state that they are rapidly clearing backlogged cargo at their warehouses, mainly thanks to their holding of large amounts of pre-booked space aboard flights, and are able to accept new booking and cargo consignments.

    Sharon Wright, AMI's Vice President Europe, said: "Now the airlines are flying again, our pre-booked allocations with most major carriers will help to move our customers' traffic quickly."

    She added that this situation should serve as a warning to both industry and the authorities on the importance of contingency planning saying that:

    "Hopefully we have all learned some lessons. Airlines - particularly freighter operators - need to look at ways of working around a problem like this, by quickly adopting alternative gateways outside the no-fly zone, which we could then feed by road.

    "On a government level, there must be a Europe-wide contingency  plan  in place, should such a situation ever arise again."

    For your freight forwarding or custom packing needs needs, please feel free to contact pack n send at 713 266 1450.

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