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Preparing for Pallet Shipping

Posted on Tue, Feb 11, 2014

Pallet shipping consolidates your items into one single shipment making it easier to move your goods safely. We suggest using sturdy wood pallets. They can be custom made to fit your particular shipment. Pallets are large enough to accommodate the items without allowing them to overhang. If you’ve decided on pallet shipping you should follow a few steps for the best results.

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What can I pallet ship?
•    Lawn equipment
•    Washer/dryer
•    Refrigerator
•    Sofa
•    Recliner
•    Dresser
•    Tables
•    Chairs
•    Electronics
•    Large accessories
•    Cartons of goods


Which pallet?
Select pallets that are large enough to stop overhang. Your pallet will be a platform for your goodies so make sure it’s strong enough to hold the load without collapsing. The best pallets have closely spaced deck boards—don’t use pallets with broken boards or nails that poke out. Most pallets are lifted with a forklift.
If your move is international, the wooden pallets must be heat treated. Heat treated wood pallets don't make good homes for unwanted pests. Fortunately, the pallets only have to be treated once.

Packing your pallet

•    Pack small items in sturdy cartons. Close each carton with tape or staples.
•    Do not allow boxes to extend past the pallet edges.
•    Avoid excess space in between cartons. By keeping them packed tightly, you will avoid shifting.
•    Arrange boxes in columns for a smooth trip.
•    Wrap the pallet with stretch wrap and use strapping to keep those cartons in place. Stretch wrap is "industrial strength" plastic stretch wrap and it needs to be applied to the entire pallet.
•    Wrap from the bottom up.


If you want move a household or a roomful of items, pallet shipping is the way to go. Whether moving your treasures across the country or the world, we're here to make your move as seamless as possible.
The team at Pack n Send can help you transport a single or multiple pallets easily. Contact us today for more information preparing, shipping and moving pallets.

Tags: freight shipping, Pallet Shipping

Shipping Statues: Pack, Ship or International Freight Packing

Posted on Wed, Feb 05, 2014

Transporting large sculptures like statues takes some finesse! Regardless of what type of statue--bronze, marble, plastic or concrete you can send that treasure anywhere and safely with a custom built box or crate. The statute may require freight shipping on a custom built pallet.

art sculpture
 Shipping statues takes a bit of planning but an expert mover or freight preparation company can guide you through the process. Before you make that call, ask yourself these questions.

What are the statue's dimensions? You need the weight, height and width of your statue. Write this information down; have it on hand when ordering a crate, requesting a custom built pallet or seeing it the statute can be moved on a blanket wrap moving truck. There are many options available. Look for a company that can analyze the most effective way to ship your particular statute.


What is the value of the statue? Does your statue need valuation coverage before shipping? Do you have a written appraisal or the sales slip if this was just purchased?
Does the statue have a usual shape or design? Some statues and sculptures have a separate base or movable components. Have this information ready when selecting a shipping method. You may want to email a picture of the statute to the shipping company.


The more details you can provide, the better your shipping experience!


If you choose to use professional movers the movers may use the following techniques to move large objects like statues:
•    Build a wooden crate or box to specs. Even when in a moving truck, they may consider using a custom built crate for your statute a necessity. As an alternative, they may require a custom built box.
•    They may determine that a standard blanket wrap move is the perfect solution for shipping your statute.


Relocating a valuable statue can seem a daunting task.  If you are shipping your statute overseas, look for an international freight shipping company that can help you with this task. When shipping internationally, you may need to fill in additional customs forms due to the value of your statute. You also want to consider that any crates used for international shipping will need to be built out of heat treated wood.


If you have any questions about shipping your statute either domestically or internationally, please feel free to contact pack n send in Houston. We pack and ship worldwide and are happy to answer your shipping questions.




Tags: freight shipping, Sculpture Shipping

Ship a Chandelier Like a Pro-Domestic and International Freight

Posted on Wed, Feb 05, 2014

You swooped in and rescued that gorgeous chandelier but now you need to ship it to its final destination. Losing a delicate crystal or breaking some piece of your find is unacceptable but packing and transporting such an awkward-shaped item can be a challenge. Ship a chandelier like a pro--follow these steps. Whether it's a move across town or across the country, ship that chandelier with confidence.Chandelier Shipping in Houston, TX


Hang or cushion? Chandeliers typically have drooping decorations, like strands of crystals. When shipping your light fixture, you have two choices: hang it or cushion it. By hanging the chandelier, you allow the accessory to dangle naturally without fear of crushing it. For this method, you need a sturdy wooden crate with a crossbeam attached at the top. The crossbeam must be sturdy enough to handle the weight of the chandelier, even during shipping. If a crate with a crossbeam is not an option, you can place cushioning blankets at the bottom of the crate and place the chandelier on top.


Wrap it up! Before you ship it, wrap each piece individually. Bubble wrap, non-acidic tissue paper and newspaper work perfectly. Wrap each crystal and light and secure it with packing tape. However, don't tape directly on the fixture if possible.


Assemble the box. If you purchased an unassembled crate, it's time to put it together. Ideally, the box should be roomy enough to place the item inside with 4 to 6 inches to spare. Always follow the assembly directions provided by the crate company.
Ask for help. You need help moving that chandelier into the box. Ask a friend to help you lift and set the item in the padded storage container before you add the crossbeam. Trying to move it solo could result in bodily injury or product damage. Once the chandelier is in place, slide in the crossbar. Do not attempt to install the crossbar first or carry the item by the crossbar.


Fill it up. Now that you have placed the item securely in the box, fill it up with foam peanuts. These handy helpers create a buffer zone between the sides of the crate and your precious item. Give the crate a gentle shake as you fill it up to make sure each nook and cranny is protected.


Still feeling a bit nervous about shipping your chandelier. No worries--give us a call! We can help you pack and ship unique accessories anywhere with our international freight shipping service . We have listed below the countries that we ship to.

 


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
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

 

 

Tags: freight shipping, Chandelier Shipping

Tips for Pallet & International Freight Shipping

Posted on Wed, Jan 29, 2014

Pallet shipping and international freight shipping are two areas that are essential for business for shipping across the country or overseas.  The large freight items that many businesses are producing and exporting must be properly packed into pallets that can be loaded safely onto freighters, and aircraft.  You need to  choose the proper company to  pack and ship your pallet, items safely and efficiently.


Many companies know that they must send their items over freight channels to cut down on costs.  Smaller items may be combined in boxes and then shipped via pallet shipping. This  ensures that the items are delivered properly.  Large furniture pieces, big ticket electronics, medical equipment and other large mechanical devices need to be packed, blocked and braced and shipped via freight.


When engaging in freight shipping, there are two steps.  First, the items must be packed into pallets by professionals.  Second, the items must be shipped with the right company. 


Pallet packing should be customized to every new item.  While generic pallets can hold small items relatively easily, custom pallets must be produced for exceptionally-large objects.  Also, the wrapping of each pallet must be done professionally to ensure that the item does not move during transit.


When you need overseas or cross-country freight shipping handled, contact us for more information on how to can make this process seamless.

Tags: freight shipping

Freight Shipping And Pallets For All

Posted on Mon, Jan 20, 2014

 Freight Forwarding and freight shipping is a necessary service for any business that sells in bulk, deals in big ticket items, or sells items that are simply too large for traditional shipping methods.  You may be wondering how you are going to sell your refurbished furniture and ship to your customers around the world, but the solution is right here with freight shipping.

The beauty of freight shipping is in its simplicity.  All you need to do is to look for a company that has standard pallets, or has the capability to build custom domestic or international pallets.

You just need to request that the company supplies the pallet that fits your need. The company should be able to design palettes that will hold your items regardless of their size.  

Make sure that they can not only design the custom pallets for your business to use, but that they  can pick up and deliver those same pallets to  distributors anywhere.  You may choose to have your items shipped by air freight, or by ground freight. Ask for the packing and delivery charges ahead of time.

When you work with a professional packing and shipping company for your freight shipping needs, they should be able to you pull your packages together from start to finish.  You may not even know how to get your items onto the pallets and secure them, but the shipping company should be able to explain it to you. They should do the work for you and send off the items as soon as they are ready.  In essence, you pay a company to do all the work so that you don't have to wrangle your packages for shipping.

If you would like more information about how to freight items on pallets, please feel free to   Contact us at pack n send in Houston.


 

Tags: freight shipping, Pallet Shipping

Need to Ship a Pallet in Houston? Here's What You Need to Know

Posted on Wed, Dec 04, 2013

-Freight Shipping & Receiving Whether it's moving furniture, office equipment or household goods, sometimes it's easier to use a pallet to ship your items via freight. Freight shipping is often the preferred method to ship small amounts of artwork, household goods and office equipment.  Medical equipment is often shipped via freight as well.

When researching a freight shipping company, look for a company that specializes in freight preparation.  There are alternatives even within freight shipping. Some items may just need to be strapped to a pallet.  Other items may need to be wrapped or packed before they go on the pallet.  Ask if the company you choose uses metal strapping.  Do they wrap the pallet in opaque material or cardboard so that no one can see the items that have been placed on the pallet?

 Not only is freight a typically less costly way to ship, but it's convenient as well. If you  need to ship a pallet in Houston or anywhere else in the world, here are a few things you need to know.

  • Freight Companies.  You can choose any freight company or common carrier you want if you have a preference. Ask for rates before you ship. You will need to know your freight class before you book your shipment.

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  •  Shipping Time. There are also a variety of shipping times you can choose from so that your items can get to their location as fast as you need them to be. Be sure to book ahead of time so that you can save on your freight charges.

  • Distance. Look for a company that has experience shipping internationally if your freight load needs to leave the United States

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  • Pallets. Pallets are portable, rigid platforms that make it easy for shipping but they also allow you to consolidate your items. If your shipment will eventually leave the United States, ask for a pallet to be used that has heat treated wood.  Different wood is used for domestic and international shipments.

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  •  If you need a company to receive freight for you, check to see when the freight will be delivered to the receiving warehouse. A money saver is to have products delivered to the warehouse.

  • The product can then be sorted and delivered to the retail customer as soon as possible. This saves on inventory holding costs. 

    So if you're looking to ship a pallet in Houston or if you are looking to have a pallet received in Houston, you have many options.

    To learn more simply contact us, pack n send, and we can help you get started.

Tags: freight shipping, freight

Domestic & International Freight Shipping is Easy

Posted on Mon, May 13, 2013

Freight shipping for companies and individuals is a fast and effective way to send both household goods and business items. Smaller items can be shipped via common carrier, but your larger shipments that take up more space will need to ship out via freight.

There are ways to ship via freight that are very speedy for your time shipments that are time sensitive  At pack n send we have had to ship one part that will permit an entire assembly line to operate efficiently.  When you consider holding up an entire processing operation due to one small part that needs to go inside machinery, priority shipping is a great option to use. This option may cost you more, but if you are dealing with supply chain needs or if a family member is in need of a large household item in a hurry, this is a great option.

 

As an alternative, when you are able to plan ahead, and there is no need for emergency shipping, then consider using economy services. Your items get there in good form, but you are able to save on shipping expenses.

 

Ltl freight is a great option. You do not need to take up an entire truck with your shipment. You only pay for the amount of space that your shipment takes up on the truck.  Charges are based on value, speed of delivery and distance that your shipment will travel.

A positive aspect about freight shipping is that your customer will be called a day in advance to schedule the delivery. This is an excellent service. For your business, you will know ahead of time if you need extra personnel on hand to process the LTL delivery.  For individuals, you know when you will need to be at home in order to sign for the shipment.  Ltl shipments are made to Canada and to all 50 states.

If you see the list below, you will notice that both Hawaii and Alaska are included in this list.  Alaska may take 7 days for economy freight from Houston Texas, but it is much less expensive than shipping via air.  With oil production booming in Alaska, many Houston employees are moving their families to Alaska for a few years.

 

Hawaii will also take longer when using economy service than say shipping from Connecticut to New York.

LTL service is also available when shipping from the United States to Canada.

As an aside, we want to remind customers that it is easy to ship freight worldwide. Freight can be shipped via the cubic meter, or inside of a twenty foot or forty foot container.  Automobiles can be shipped using roll on, roll off service. Containerized service is also available for cars. Your larger work trucks are bound to be shipped using roll on, roll off service. Boat shipping will depend upon the size of the boat that is being shipped.

Shipping via ocean needs a little extra planning. While shipping schedules are set up ahead of time, ships are often delayed for the following reasons.

Weather and waiting for enough cargo to be loaded on to the ship before sailing. If there is not enough cargo loaded onto a ship, the captain may keep the ship in port until the sailing will be profitable. Dock strikes can also slow down loading and unloading of cargo.

We suggest planning ahead whenever you are shipping freight either domestically or internationally.

Freight shipping for companies and individuals is a fast and effective way to send both household goods and business items. Smaller items can be shipped via common carrier, but your larger shipments that take up more space will need to ship out via freight.

There are ways to ship via freight that are very speedy for your time shipments that are time sensitive  At pack n send we have had to ship one part that will permit an entire assembly line to operate efficiently.  When you consider holding up an entire processing operation due to one small part that needs to go inside machinery, priority shipping is a great option to use. This option may cost you more, but if you are dealing with supply chain needs or if a family member is in need of a large household item in a hurry, this is a great option.

 

As an alternative, when you are able to plan ahead, and there is no need for emergency shipping, then consider using economy services. Your items get there in good form, but you are able to save on shipping expenses.

 

Ltl freight is a great option. You do not need to take up an entire truck with your shipment. You only pay for the amount of space that your shipment takes up on the truck.  Charges are based on value, speed of delivery and distance that your shipment will travel.

A positive aspect about freight shipping is that your customer will be called a day in advance to schedule the delivery. This is an excellent service. For your business, you will know ahead of time if you need extra personnel on hand to process the LTL delivery.  For individuals, you know when you will need to be at home in order to sign for the shipment.  Ltl shipments are made to Canada and to all 50 states.

If you see the list below, you will notice that both Hawaii and Alaska are included in this list.  Alaska may take 7 days for economy freight from Houston Texas, but it is much less expensive than shipping via air.  With oil production booming in Alaska, many Houston employees are moving their families to Alaska for a few years.

 

Hawaii will also take longer when using economy service than say shipping from Connecticut to New York.

LTL service is also available when shipping from the United States to Canada.

As an aside, we want to remind customers that it is easy to ship freight worldwide. Freight can be shipped via the cubic meter, or inside of a twenty foot or forty foot container.  Automobiles can be shipped using roll on, roll off service. Containerized service is also available for cars. Your larger work trucks are bound to be shipped using roll on, roll off service. Boat shipping will depend upon the size of the boat that is being shipped.

Shipping via ocean needs a little extra planning. While shipping schedules are set up ahead of time, ships are often delayed for the following reasons.

Weather and waiting for enough cargo to be loaded on to the ship before sailing. If there is not enough cargo loaded onto a ship, the captain may keep the ship in port until the sailing will be profitable. Dock strikes can also slow down loading and unloading of cargo.

We suggest planning ahead whenever you are shipping freight either domestically or internationally.

 

 

 

 

Tags: freight shipping, International Freight Shipping Houston

Port Work Stoppage ? Houston Shipping Business Concerned

Posted on Fri, Dec 28, 2012

As reported in news stations across the country, dock workers re threatening a year end strike if wages are not raised.

Loaded containers will sit idle at ports if an agreement is not reached.  While the containers are waiting to be loaded and unloaded shipping lines will charge storage fees. Customers will pay more for a strike that they are caught in the middle of. Loaded containers at the Port of Houston will be charges a $1000 “congestion fee”.  Dock handlers are rushing to unload as many of the containers as possible to help out customers.

Ships waiting to load cargo may wait it out at the port so that they do not leave with empty loads. The charges they incur are sure to drive up shipping prices.  The usual government attention to a possible strike is probably on the back burner at this time because government officials are dealing with negotiations for the fiscal cliff.

While some companies may be able to ship items via air, this is an expensive alternative. Larger items and chemicals may not have an air option available to them.

 At lease the workers did not strike before the ever important holiday season. If products get rerouted to ports that are not striking, consumer goods prices will rise. These rerouted items will need to be shipped over land to their final destinations.  Think clothing, TV’s, snow removal equipment and shoes.

If the ports do get congested with ships, it will take longer to unload and sort all of the shipments.  There is the possibility of goods taking longer to clear customs. The staffing will be the same, but there will be many more containers to sort through at one time. 

The strike could occur in parts. The ports may continue to process both food and ships that carry passengers and automobiles. These shipments that are not containerized items should not be affected as far as unloading. They may be affected in their ability to make it into ports to unload if the ships start to back up due to congestion.

While the strike will affect everyone is some way, this is not good for the economy that is in a slow recovery. Families without wages are families without money to spend.

 Since a strike was averted about 90 days ago we are hopeful that a long term solution will be found this time so that companies can plan for both supplies and merchandise to sell.

Pack n send in Houston- an equipment and high value shipping company, is watching this strike or hopefully non-strike unfold.  If you need assistance in international shipping, please feel free to call us at 713 266 1450.

A list of the countries that we ship to is 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
Zimbabw

 

 

 

Tags: Shipping Businesses Houston, Freight Packaging, freight shipping

US Ports Race to Keep up with Bigger Panama Canal-Shipping

Posted on Thu, Feb 10, 2011

 With larger ships coming into and leaving the Panama Canal, east coast US ports are struggling to improve their shipping capabilities. Ports will need 50 feet of water to navigate when ships are fully loaded.

 Ports like Savannah, New York and Miami are working in expansions so that they can handle new larger ships. Federal monies will be needed to complete these projects. This is at a time when “earmarks” for one state over another is frowned upon.  Widening and deepening ports along the US east coast is good for both jobs and the nation as a whole.

 The government does not anticipate that every east coast port will need to have the deeper depth as well as wider dimensions.

 Any improvements to United States shipping will help the US economy as a whole.  Dredging and widening these ports will also mean more us jobs.

 Pack n send tries to keep our customers informed about freight forwarding from Houston, Cargo shipping from Houston, and shipping and packing from Houston. As we watch the Port of Houston grow and improve, improvements to east coast ports can only help the US economy.

 For information about shipping from Houston, and the Port of Houston, please contact pack n send at 713 266 1450.

 

Tags: freight shipping, Crating and Packing Houston, furniture freighting, Freight Forwarding Houston, Crating and packing Houston Texas, Crating Houston

Rising Freight Cost In England

Posted on Thu, Dec 16, 2010

Free photo - industry warehouse machine available in our free stock photos                    With freight costs rising in England, inflationary fuel prices will affect freight deliveries throughout Europe.  The cost of fuel is a major component of the cost of freight deliveries. As companies worldwide try to recover from the Recession, increased costs will only help to raise cost of goods world wide.

 UK – Costs for British road hauliers rose by 4.9% in the 12 months to October 1, according to the Road Haulage Association’s annual cost movement survey, even discounting fuel, costs rose by 1.7% and rising diesel commodity prices and duty increased costs by a further 3.2 percentage points. The Road Haulage Association warns that its survey of what members are paying for diesel shows an increased in this core cost of 4% in just a fortnight. The price has risen by 3.88 pence a litre to 104.78 pence (before VAT) from an already high level. The RHA cost movement survey is based on the costs of operating a 44 tonne articulated truck.

RHA Director of Policy Jack Semple commented on the hike and warned the Government that the continual rises would have a detrimental effect on truck freight in the country saying:

“The issue for government is to consider whether it can afford to go on adding to the economy’s business taxes with further diesel duty increases planned in the New Year and then again in April. The UK already has much the highest diesel duty rate in the EU. The RHA’s message to the Chancellor is, it is time to stop adding to the tax burden.

“ These increases further threaten the viability of firms who have been caught in a ‘perfect storm’ of rising prices, reduced credit terms and a credit squeeze, often made worse by customers taking longer to pay their bills. On top of all that, in the past couple of weeks, many hauliers have faced an additional business risk; the greatly reduced productivity and increased costs resulting from the appalling problems on the roads has hit many firms’ profitability and cash flow.

“Diesel is around 32% of operating costs. With fuel prices rising and becoming increasingly volatile, we strongly recommend those companies that have not already done so, to implement a mechanism that links diesel prices to rates. Customers can be reluctant to agree to such terms but we would urge them to recognise the importance such mechanisms can have for the sustainability of their haulage suppliers.

“Operating costs though are not simply about diesel. It is clear from our survey that other costs have also risen and this should be acknowledged. Overhead costs can be a particularly important area for customers to recognise. In looking ahead to the coming year, it seems that the only way haulage costs are going to move is upwards, with fuel, truck, driver and insurance costs all under pressure."

Pack n send  has published this article found in the Handy  Shipping Guide as a service to our customers.  As companies prepare budgets for 2011 fuel inflation will help in determing cost of goods sold.

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