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Important Things to Know when Choosing Equipment Shipping Company

Posted on Tue, Oct 15, 2013

Whether you are relocating or buying things on eBay, you need to be sure that your items will get to their destination in one piece. It does not matter whether the items you are shipping
are valuable or fragile, you need to choose a company that will ensure your items arrive safely and on time.

There are a number of reasons why you need to use professionals. For starters, they have the necessary experience and expertise. In addition to packing and shipping simple things like your
household furniture, they also deal with chinaware, sculptures and even paintings. It is interesting to note that there are companies out there that also transport prototypes.

 Another benefit of hiring professionals is that they help you save not only time and money but precious energy as well. Choose a company that has been in business for a significant amount of time, and is able to make the shipping arrangements easily. Consider over 15 years as your
benchmark for the number of years.

You do not want to waste a lot of time if you were to personally make transport arrangements. Think of how much energy you would spend tracking down blank newsprint, the proper size bubble wrap, Styrofoam, the proper size box and  looking for packing materials. 

If you are shipping large pieces of equipment, you need to consider shipping the equipment via freight. Look for a company that can pick up, pack and palletize your freight shipment. If it is
going to a business, check to make sure there is a loading dock at the receiving end. If your equipment is going to a residence, be sure to ask for both the residential delivery fee and the lift gate fee. In any case, make sure to have a current contact phone number for the receiver of the equipment.

 

If you are shipping equipment with a small load mover, ask about valuation coverage.

According to marketwatch.com: “Because moving is so costly – both in terms of the price paid to the moving company and the likelihood of lost or damages items – it’s particularly important for consumers to find affordable, but quality, moving company.

This is to say that you should not settle the first company you come across. It is necessary to do your research before settling for a particular company. It is also important that you select
a company with a good reputation. Choose a company that has been in the equipment shipping business for a considerable period of time as it is likely to be experienced and stable.

If you are shipping your equipment in an international destination, be sure to ask about cubic meter shipping, as well as 20 foot and 40 foot containerized shipping.

If you are planning to move equipment and still have questions, do not hesitate to

 contact pack n send in Houston. It does not matter whether the move is domestic or international; you need to be sure to find a company that will ensure that all your items arrive intact and on time.

For our international customers, we have listed below the countries that we can ship to on your behalf.

Afghanistan

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

BrittishVirgin 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


East Timor

Ecuador

 Egypt

 El Salvador

Eritrea

 Estonia

 Ethiopia

Faeroe Islands

 Fijii

Finland

  France

French Guinana

French Polynesia

 Gabon

The Gambia

 Germany

 Georgia

Ghana

Gibraltar

 Greece

Greenland

 Grenada

Guadeloupe

Guam

Guatemala

 Guinea

 Guyana

 Haiti

Honduras

Hong Kong

 Hungary
 

Iceland

 India

 Indonesia

  Iraq

 Ireland

 Israel

 Italy
 

Ivory
  Coast

Jamaica

Japan

Jordan


Kazakhstan

  Kenya

 Kuwait

 Kyrgyzstan

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

Mexico

 Micronesia

Moldova

 Monaco

  Mongolia

Montenegro

Montserrat

  Morocco

 Mozambique

Namibia

Nepal

Netherlands

Netherlands Antilles

New Caledonia

 New Zealand

 Nicaragua

Niger

Nigeria

Norway


Oman


 Pakistan

Palau

Palestine

Panama

Papa New
  Guinea

Paraguay

Peru

Phillipines

Poland

Portugal

Puerto Rico

Qatar

Reunion

 Romania

 Russia

 Rwanda

Saba

Saipan(Northern
Mariana Islands)

Samoa

San Marino

Saudi Arabia

Senegal

Serbia

Seychelles

Singapore

 Slovak
Republic

   Slovenia

  South Africa

South
  Korea

  Spain

  Sri Lanka

St. Barthelemy

St. Eustatius

St. Kitts
  and Nevis

St. Lucia

St. Maarten

St. Vincent

 Suriname

 Swaziland

Sweden

 Switzerland

  Syria

Taiwan

Tanzania

 Thailand

Tonga

Tongo

 Trinidad and
Tobago

 Tunisia 

Turkey

Turks and Caicos Islands

Uganda

 Ukraine

United Arab
Emirates

 United
Kingdom
 

United States
of America

U.S.
Virgin Islands

 Uruguay

 Uzbekistan

Vanuatu

Vatican City

Venezuela

 Vietnam

Wallis and Futuna

Yemen

Zambia

Zimbabwe

 

 

 

 

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Computer Shipping - Houston Company Answers Questions

Posted on Fri, Jun 22, 2012

 Pack n send is addressing computer shipping separately from electronics shipping in this blog.  Customers call us with questions frequently about how to pack computers.

When looking for a company that can pack and  ship your computers ,make sure that they offer  shipping options.  They should be able to ship boxes, pallets, truckloads or containers of electronics.

Be sure to ask questions about packing. Does the company you choose have experience packing and shipping high value computers.

The computers should be packed as follows:

 Individual computers should be  prepared for shipping using antistatic plastic or bubble wrap. Once the computer is wrapped, it should put into a double wall box with a minimum of 3" of Styrofoam peanuts or solid Styrofoam pieces protecting the electronics equipment.

Large quantities of computers should be boxed and then placed on pallets framed with 1x4’s, Styrofoam and thick cardboard.  Protective wrap should  then put  around the entire pallet.  

Ask if the company you choose to use offers onsite packing, crating and shipping.

As an alternative, ask if the company has the capability to pick up your computers.

Does the company you choose offer full value coverage in case of loss or damage during the pick up, packing and shipping process?

There are other areas that need to be addressed when shipping high value computers.

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

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Santa Delay- Freight Forwardingand Mail & Airport Delays

Posted on Fri, Dec 17, 2010

Christmas BowA gold Christmas bow attached to a present.	  Seasonal and Events / ChristmasThis update is a reprint of an article from Bloomberg.  Other European countires affeted by this snow are: The Netherlands, Switzerland and Ireland. There are reports of undelivered and late Christmas mail and packages in these countries.

Bloomberg December 17, 2010, 6:37 AM EST  By Mike Gavin

Dec. 17 (Bloomberg) -- Germany’s transportation system dug itself out this morning after heavy snowfall overnight, as Deutsche Lufthansa AG said it expects a large number of flight cancellations throughout the day.

The snowfall has created “considerable disturbances” in European air travel, with Fraport AG’s Frankfurt airport among the hardest hit points, Lufthansa spokesman Thomas Jachnow said by phone.

Fourteen centimeters (5.5 inches) of snow fell at Frankfurt airport from early evening until early today and as much as 40 centimeters in parts of North Rhine-Westphalia from yesterday afternoon until this morning, Joerg Meinhold of the German Weather Service said by phone.

Only 10 of the usual 43 hourly landings at Frankfurt had been cleared to go ahead as of mid-morning, Jachnow said, citing snow which has remained on apron and aircraft-parking areas. Delays and cancellations also occurred in Munich and Berlin, Jachnow said. Lufthansa expects to avoid cancellations on all long-haul flights.

Fraport spokesman Thomas Uber said runways were clear, though there have been 222 flight cancellations so far today, many due to problems at other European airports. The airport’s website showed extensive delays.

Operations were “relatively stable” on Germany’s national railroad as weather improved, said Kathrin Fellenberg, a spokeswoman for Deutsche Bahn AG. Trains were not being cancelled although the weather has caused delays in many parts of the country, she said.

Road Traffic

Snowfall and ice caused disruptions to road traffic in many parts of Germany, especially the southwest and the western state of North Rhine-Westphalia, according to news reports. Bild newspaper said treacherous driving conditions caused traffic jams this morning.

-Weather forecasters predicted a gradual improvement in conditions. “The snow front is still cavorting around in southern Germany, but we expect it to ebb away during the day,” Dorothea Petzold, a spokeswoman at the German Weather Service in Frankfurt, said by phone.

Switzerland’s Zurich Airport was forced to cancel 40 flights as a result of snowfall and expects more disruptions today, spokeswoman Jasmin Bodmer said by phone.

“Teams have been out clearing runways since last night,” she said. “There is so much snow that each time they finish they have to start over.”

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