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International Freight Shipping Houston,Texas - Made Easier

Posted on Wed, Oct 30, 2013

Shipping internationally can feel like a huge hassle if you are not knowledgeable about international shipping policies. Two of the biggest concerns are cost and knowing your shipment will make it safely to its destination  A firm that’s specializes in  International freight shipping Houston, Texas  says that international freight shipping does not have to be a hassle.

 Freight shipping can be expensive cross country, and it is even more expensive when products need to be shipped overseas. Even just a small savings from the shipping company can make a big difference for you.  

The shipping company that you use should offer different alternatives for shipping.  For some items, shipping by a cubic meter may be the most cost effective way to ship. A twenty foot container may work for some shipments, and a forty foot container may be best for other shipments. For automobile shipping, roll on roll off service may save money versus shipping inside of a container. For new cars, containerized shipping may be the best option.

It is also important to make sure the company knows how to handle customs forms. Paperwork for shipping to other countries can be confusing. If you need to handle the paperwork on your own, make sure you understand what papers you need to fill out and make sure you understand how to fill them out to ensure quick and accurate shipment of your products.

It is also always a good idea to make sure your items can legally be shipped to a specific country.

 The United States Postal Service website can help provide you with information about what items can and cannot be shipped to specific countries. Some restrictions might be surprising. For example, playing cards cannot be shipped to Germany unless they are complete decks and properly wrapped. Great Britain restricts the shipment of coins, gold, and precious stones. Used clothing and blankets cannot be shipped to Vietnam.

Because of each country’s unique restrictions, it is always a good idea to make sure you know what items can legally be shipped to that country.  

Information about customs forms can also be found on the United States Postal Service's website under the Individual Country Listings. By reading over this information, you can know what paperwork needs to be completed.

Look for a company that can help you with customs and other international shipment  questions.  Be sure to use get a Schedule B number for items leaving the United States that are valued at greater $2500. Consider duties and taxes that may be assessed in the receiving country before you ship your items.

If you are shipping internationally via air, remember that every inch or pound you add can add to the shipping charges. Consider having your box professionally packed.  Professional packers may be able to reduce the size of your package. Always ask for a tracking number. This way you can trace your shipment all the way to its final destination.

 Because shipment costs depend upon the destination on many factors of your shipment and the contents of the shipment, we encourage you to contact us , pack n send in Houston, for a quote for any of your international shipments.

We have compiled a list of 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

 

 

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Sending College Transcripts Overseas-Houston Shipping Co Advice

Posted on Mon, Apr 22, 2013

 

As the end of the semester closes we are seeing an increase in the number of transcripts that we are shipping internationally. Make sure that the student has an official transcript from the University or school that they are attending.  For loan and grant purposes, a copy taken off of the internet is usually not sufficient.

When students are sending transcripts countries outside of the United States of America, there is certain information that they will need to have the transcripts delivered. An individuals or companies name. A complete street address, along with the city and zip code. A phone number or email address for the recipient.

We suggest that the student keep a copy of the transcript that they are sending.  The student should also ask for the tracking number for their transcript shipment. That way, they can make sure that the package has been delivered.  If for some reason the package is misplaced on the recipients end, your student still has proof of shipping as well as delivery.

Students should not wait until the last possible day to ship their transcripts.  Due to delays in customs, delays due to weather conditions and public holidays in other countries, last minute shipping of transcripts is not advised.

Try to bring the transcripts in to the business that is handling the transcript shipping at least two hours before the business closes. This way the business can make sure that the transcript is picked up that day for shipping.

As your student moves back overseas when their schooling is complete, we can offer a few international shipping tips.

Only pack the clothing that you intend to use when you return home.  If you live in a warm country, the down jacket that you have purchased for your four years in the United States may not be used again. There are always consignment resale shops or places that are happy to take donations of warm winter clothing.

Do not plan on shipping perfume, cologne or anything in pressurized cans. Such items as deodorant and hairspray should be left in the United States.  Make a list of everything that you are packing to ship overseas. Put the value of each items next to the item on the list.  You will need to prepare a commercial invoice, or have on prepared for you.  At any rate, you will need this list in order to have your package leave the United States.  Since packages go through customs, you do want to make sure that you have everything listed properly.

 

The charges for the international shipping will be based on both the weight and value of the packages you are shipping as well as on the dimensions of the packages.  Dimensions are length, width and height of your packages.  Every inch both larger or smaller can make a difference in the prices that your student will pay.  Ask your student to ship everything at one time if possible. A professional packing company should be able to combine packages and save you money.  Paying for empty space is not advisable in international shipping.

If your college student is considering shipping back the automobile that he or she purchased in the United States, please look into various options. If possible, consider using Ro-Ro.  This is roll on and roll off the ship.  As an alternative method of shipping you may want to ship the vehicle inside of a container. The method you choose may depend on the value of the vehicle and the port to which you are shipping the vehicle. 

Allow extra time for the car to  arrive, as you will need to arrange for space on the ship, and plan around boat sailing dates.  Once again, you will be dealing with customs in both the United States and also the country that you are shipping the vehicle to.

This article comes to you from an international freight shipping company in Houston Texas.  If you are looking for freight companies in Houston Texas or in other cities, please feel free to contact us and we will help you direct you when shipping for your college student.  International freight shipping in Houston is easy, since we are near a port. It may take you a little more time to arrange international freight shipping in other cities.

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