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Houston Custom Crating, Shipping, & Packing-Ask Questions

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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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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