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Transporting Trade Show Displays

Posted on Wed, Jun 13, 2018

Transporting Trade Show Displays

trade show displays at German trade show

There are as many types of trade shows as there are careers. Trade shows exist for almost every industry and serve to inform attendees of recent technological advances and new products or services. Everyone looks forward to wandering among the booths, learning about new developments, and collecting free promotional merchandise. Trade shows would not be possible without exhibitors and their booths. It seems almost magical that these little booths all appear and disappear at once, just in time for the show. However, most attendees give little thought to the effort required in transporting trade show displays!

Transporting Display Materials

One important aspect of booth display is transporting the display materials to and from the booth location. Most trade shows have a delivery window during which display materials may arrive at the show. Items must arrive during the delivery window so they will be available for setup in time for the show. It is also important to carefully pack all items to be sure they arrive safely. The display booth represents the company or organization it promotes, so all components of the booth should be in perfect order. Items such as display boards, tables, chairs, and backdrops must arrive in pristine condition and may require special attention when packing due to their size. 

Packing and Shipping Trade Show Displays as Freight

Trade show materials are frequently transported as freight. Packing freight and moving freight to another city does not have to be a difficult process. There are companies that specialize in packing freight and are skilled in moving freight to another city or returning it to its origin once the trade show is over. Display items can be packed in reusable crates to allow for quick re-packing and immediate shipping to other shows. Reusable crates also offer significant protection to the shipment as crates are strong and sturdy, even when stacked.

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If you have any questions about transporting trade show materials, please contact us to learn about all freight shipping options.

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How Can You Go About Shipping Electronics Safely?

Posted on Tue, Apr 17, 2018

How Can You Go About Shipping Electronics Safely?

business shipping electronics in office relocation

Shipping electronics  can be stressful. People who move will often keep their most important and expensive electronic devices in their cars in order to exercise maximum control over what happens to them. But if your business needs to ship large amounts of electronic equipment as part of a move or send an item from one location to another, that's not an option. You need to pack everything so it makes the trek safely and comes out of the truck without any damage.

There are specific methods of packing certain items, but a few general rules also apply.

The Best Tips For Shipping Electronics Safely

  • Break the equipment down into the largest number of separate components possible. Electronic equipment is often shaped in a way that does not make for easy packing (ie. not all sides are flat). By separating out as many parts of the equipment as you can, you make the flattest possible surfaces, allowing parts to sit flush against their boxes and not shift during transit. A box with contents that don't move is safest for those contents.
  • Use loose packing material that can fill in the small gaps. If you ship equipment that is irregularly shaped but also does not break into smaller pieces, your goal is still to minimize movement within the box. With lighter electronic items, anti-static packing peanuts that take up the open space can be enough. Heavier equipment may require more durable packing material such as Styrofoam. You can use anti-static packing material or some type of anti-static protection to keep the items safe from other kinds of packing material.
  • Double box items. Much like double-bagging at a grocery store, double boxing maximizes the safety of your equipment. Take the box with your item, put it in a larger box, fill it with more packing material, and ship. It can be reasonable to fit several smaller items in one much larger box, either stacking the smaller boxes together or separating them from each other with packing material. Regardless, make sure the packing material covers all four sides of the larger box. Electronics are fragile, and you don't want anything to break because the box tipped onto the one side without enough padding.

Use Pack n Send to Ensure Your Electronics Ship Safely

Shipping electronics requires more caution than the average office item, and needs to be done right the first time. Are you interested in hiring an experienced packing and shipping company to handle your electronics with the care they require? Contact us today!

 

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Using a Houston Shipper for Palletizing Goods

Posted on Tue, Feb 27, 2018

Using a Houston Shipper for Palletizing Goods

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The word pallet originally referred to a straw filled mattress where individuals slept. Although the modern, common definition of pallet refers to something else, you'll definitely sleep soundly knowing your transported goods are secured safely on a shipping pallet!

How Are Pallets Used in Shipping?

Pallets are flat, wooden structures that heavy goods are placed on. The construction of a pallet allows them to be easily and safely moved with a forklift within a warehouse, shipping vessel, or from point to point.

When pallet shipping from Houston, your Houston shipper or pallet shipper in another city  will stack products onto a pallet, shrink wrap them, and place metal banding around the items to ensure stability during transport. Shipping vessels and shipping companies recognize palletizing goods as an efficient and safe way to transport goods. Not only do pallets maximize space, they are easy to relocate while in transit and are easy to load and unload.

What Goods Can Be Palletized?

Pallets are versatile when it comes to the type of product being shipped. Because the items on a pallet are secured with metal bands, practically anything that fits on a pallet can be transported via pallet!

Anything you can put in a box can be placed on a pallet, banded with metal straps, and shipped to practically any place in the world. But shippers do not limit their palletizing to strictly items that fit in a box. Shipping equipment, car parts, furniture, and household goods often find themselves on a shipping pallet. If you're not sure your item can be palletized, contact a shipping expert and find out.

Where Can Pallets Be Shipped?

Finding a Houston shipper that palletizes goods for international and domestic shipping is as simple as boxing up your household goods. Pallets can be shipped domestically or internationally via ship, plane, or ground transport.

Pack n Send Can Palletize Your Shipment!

Shipping companies that palletize come right to your home or business to pick up the items you need placed on a pallet and shipped. For more on domestic or international shipping, contact us

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Houston Shipping Company Offers Tax Time Shredding Discount

Posted on Tue, Apr 03, 2012

 When looking for a company to shred your documents, a Houston shipping company can offer you advice.

Look for a shredding company that shreds on site. Make sure that the company does not make the shreds in lines that can be pasted together and then re read.

Ask if the company you choose will bleach the papers after they have been shredded. Make sure the company you choose will help you unload your papers.At pack n send we are offering a price of  60 cents per pound of shredding between April 4, and April 30, 2012.

While our main business is freighting small amounts of furniture, building custom crates, and overseas shipping, we now offer shredding as an extra service to our clients.

Our clients moving overseas do not want to take outdated documents when we load containers for them.The customers we freight furniture for want us to shred their documents before we load their furniture onto their custom built pallets. 

Our business customers ask us to pick up their shredding, so that they do not have to leave their office.

For more information about our unique shredding services, please feel free to call pack n send at 713 266 1450.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sell on eBay-Shipping Houston

Posted on Mon, Jan 03, 2011

 

 go shopping 2none	  Objects / GeneralNow that Christmas is over, there may be gifts you received that you really cannot use. Why not list them on eBay and use your profits to buy something that you really would like to own.

eBay is one of the largest online auction websites world-wide with millions of sellers and buyers. You can just bring in your items to pack n send in Houston, TX and they will list your eBay item for you. Other cities have other eBay listing stores where you can take your items for listing and sale.

Make eBay Shipping Easy

With Pack n Send we'll take all the hard work out for you. We will take the time to research the items you want to sell, get photographs of the items, list the items, get you top dollar for the items and lastly, ship the items to their buyer for you. We will help you get your eBay listing seen and sold at an astounding amount. 

Houston eBay Shipping Services

For those located in Houston, Texas you can now take advantage of Pack n Sand’s Houston eBay shipping. Our shipping services have been designed to help you get exactly what you need at a price you'll be able to afford. 

If you don't actually have anywhere to store your eBay listings while you are waiting for them to sell consider making you of Pack n Sand’s inventory storage options. Pack n Send can store your inventory within their local warehouse until the eBay listings are sold.

We want to make the overall process for you uncomplicated. It can be hard keeping things organized and on time, especially if you have large amounts of sales occurring each and everyday. Let Pack n Send make the process easier for you so you can enjoy your eBay business even more and get all those eBay listings selling. 

Time is everything when it comes to eBay. You want to ensure your items are shipped quickly and the price is affordable. This is possible when you have Pack n Send assisting you with the overall process. 

For more information about listing items on eBay, please feel free to contact pack n send at 713 266 1450.

 

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Shipping and Cargo Delay at Port of Houston

Posted on Mon, Oct 04, 2010

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 By ZAIN SHAUK
HOUSTON CHRONICLE

A set of barges crashed into an electrical tower Sunday in the Port of Houston, prompting the U.S. Coast Guard to shut down most of the nation’s second-largest maritime shipping complex, possibly until Wednesday.

A towing vessel pushing three barges of scrap metal through the Houston Ship Channel about 6 a.m. hit a 300-foot-tall electrical tower, which carries lines across the artery, said Petty Officer Richard Brahm, a spokesman for the Coast Guard. No injuries were reported.

The crash happened at the narrowest point in the waterway, leaving three-fourths of the port’s terminals inaccessible.

“Maybe if it was wider we could have got boats around it, but it’s not, so it’s a logistical problem,” Brahm said. “It’s a bad place for it to happen.”

There was no risk of electricity-related injuries or effects to the power grid, which is owned by Houston-based CenterPoint Energy, because lines in the area were deactivated prior to the crash for maintenance work, said Penny Todd, a spokeswoman for the company.

CenterPoint was in the process Sunday of moving equipment needed to clear the steel tower and cables from the waterway — work the company expects will be completed Wednesday, she said.

The 25-mile-long port complex is a major economic engine for the region and in 2009 handled more waterborne tonnage than any port in the country, according to the Port of Houston Authority.

About 60 ships carrying $322 million in goods and resources — ranging from crude oil to finished products in containers — move through the port each day, said Chief Warrant Officer Lionel Bryant, a spokesman for the Coast Guard.

19 miles closed

Items shipped through the Port of Houston move to and from destinations in every state, which could mean delays for companies with vessels in the water.

Those ships will have to drop anchor and wait until the steel electrical tower, which was propped up by the barges after the accident, is removed.

At least eight ships were waiting in an anchoring area outside the port after the crash. Five others were waiting to leave.

The Coast Guard closed 19 miles out of the 54-mile-long ship channel, leaving more than 100 terminals — including those for oil giants Shell and Valero — cut off from the sea.

Further delays possible

The few accessible terminals are mostly for container ships and will not be usable by most companies that would need other infrastructure for loading and unloading or that had planned to arrive at terminals north of the crash site, said Tom Pace, presiding officer of Houston Ship Pilots, a labor association.

Three days of backups could result in further delays, even as traffic begins moving through the port again, Pace said.
“It’s going to take probably three days to get everything back to normal after that,” he said.

Crew members from the towing vessel, the T/V Safety Quest, were removed from the boat and tested for drugs and alcohol.

It was unclear how the accident occurred, but the tower’s location has long been known to ship pilots who work in the port, Pace said.

It was one of six towers in the channel, but was the closest to the preferred waterway for traffic.
“The one problem is the tower’s really close to the navigable channel,” Pace said. “That’s probably one of the reasons it had happened.”

 

For more information about shipping cargo and freight receiving through the Port of Houston, please contact pack n send at 713 266 1450.

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Time to sell on eBay in Houston

Posted on Tue, Apr 27, 2010

 It is once again spring cleaning time.  For our eBay customers this means extra money in their pockets.

Weather we are shipping pieces of furniture as freight from Houston, or wrapping and shipping fine china, we are able to help our customers sell their items on eBay.

We even list items from estates and then ship them all over the country. 

We can custom crate their sales, or just box up and ship the less expensive eBay items.

We offer both domestic and international shipping for all eBay items.  If your final customer is in Kazakhstan, Italy or Omaha, we can ship your eBay sale.

Our eBay customers drop off their items to sell. We do the research, list the item, answer all questions, ship the item, and then cut our customers a check.

eBay selling in Houston is made easy at pack n send.

For all your eBay needs in Houston and shipping needs, please contact pack n send at 713 266 1450.

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Houston Air Shipping to Europe Experiencing Delays

Posted on Thu, Apr 22, 2010

Pack n send is still monitoring worldwide air shipping.  Our containers are leaving as scheduled, but air shipments to Europe are still delayed.   Some of the reasons for the delays in  passenger air and freight shipments are outlined in the article below.

Sections of an article written by  JAD MOUAWAD and MATTHEW L. WALD are reproduced below

As airlines were forced to ground flights for five days in the wake of the eruption of a volcano in Iceland, some criticized the European authorities as having overreacted and needlessly stranding millions of passengers and tons of cargo. But with flights scheduled to slowly resume Tuesday, the industry's record shows a very low level of tolerance for getting airplanes anywhere near volcanic ash.

"We've been flying for over 100 years, but volcanoes have been around for a lot longer and frankly, they win," said Capt. Rory Kay, the head of air safety at the Air Line Pilots Association and a Boeing 757 and 767 pilot. "We have to treat them with the greatest respect."

Even though volcanoes have always been a threat to aviation, there are no guidelines for dealing with volcanic ash clouds other than to avoid them - in contrast with the standards for dozens of other potentially hazardous situations like landing in low visibility.

Jet engines are vulnerable to ash, which can cause engines to stall, or shut down. The ash, which acts like millions of pieces of shredded glass, can also scrape the paint off the planes or sandblast the windshield. Ash clouds are also tricky to make out, since they can resemble vapor clouds.

"There is almost no day where there is no volcanic ash cloud somewhere in the world that people are tracking and trying to avoid," said Tom Murray, the director of the Volcano Science Center, part of the United States Geological Survey, in Anchorage. "It is that frequent. There is a lot of activity you need to keep track of."

If you have any questions about Houston freight shipping or Houston container shipping, please feel free to contact  pack n send at 713 266 1450.

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Pack n send - Houston Freight Update

Posted on Mon, Apr 19, 2010

Pack n send is still waiting for definitive times for airport openings.  As seen by just a few sentences from A Reuters article, governments are working together in order to  open airspace. There has been no word from our freight forwarding partners as to when freight will move on schedule.

Both Fed Ex and UPS are monitoring the situations on an hourly  basis, but have not yet established time timetable when freight will move on schedule.

As soon as pack n send has this information at hand, we will pass it on to our customers.

Part of an article from Reuters follows:

BRUSSELS - European officials carved up the sky Monday, creating three zones to more quickly break the flight  deadlock caused by volcanic ash flowing from Iceland over Europe. Many more flights will be able to take off on Tuesday, the bloc said.

European countries can resume airline traffic in designated "zones" where the threat of ash is considered less dangerous, French officials said after a meeting of the bloc's 27 transport ministers.

Under the accord, one area - defined by the European air traffic control agency Euro control - will remain entirely off limits to flights. Another area will be open to all flights and a third area will be a caution zone in which some flights will be allowed.

If we can answer any questions about Houston packing, Houston freight, or shipping internationally, please feel free to contact us at 713 266 1450.

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Freight and Personal Effects of Icelandic Volcano

Posted on Fri, Apr 16, 2010

As the Icelandic volcano has stranded passengers, the impact on freight forwarding and small package moving is bound to also be felt both in the United States and throughout Europe.

Pack n send is waiting for notification from both Ups, Fed Ex, Dhl and our partners in freight forwarding in Houston in order to assess time delays for our customers.  As this information becomes available, pack n send will post the information on our web site.

Until then we are posting the following article for our customers who may be using our luggage shipping to Europe.

The article is By Richard Anderson , the Business reporter, BBC News.

The fallout from the Icelandic volcano will be felt a long time after the ash has settled.

For while the majority of flights may be back in the air by the beginning of next week, it will be many more days before the airlines have got their schedules back on track.

And that means more delayed flights for thousands of passengers, many of whom may be under the false impression that, once the ash clears, planes will be free to fly as normal.

"Airlines face a logistical nightmare," explains Barry Turner-Woods, contributing editor of Airlines World.

Not only will there be a backlog of flights to clear, but planes are stranded across the world in destinations thousands of miles from where they need to be.

Domino effect

Flight schedules are intricate and complex, and the consequences of missing just one flight, let alone hundreds, can be far reaching.

For example, as John Strickland, director of the aviation consultancy JLS Consulting, explains, an Air New Zealand flight from Hong Kong to London was forced to land in Frankfurt.

As a result, it had to cancel the flight back to Hong Kong. Another of the carrier's aircraft got into London from Los Angeles before the airspace closure -but meaning it had to cancel a London to LA flight because that plane is stuck at Heathrow Airport.

The domino effect only loses momentum once the airlines can start flying again.

"This is a really big headache, especially for long-haul operators," says Mr Strickland.

"Airlines rely on a carefully-planned sequence of flights. Once the sequence is broken, it is very hard to catch up, particularly on complex routes such as the UK to Asia or Australia."

And as more airports fall under the volcanic cloud, the problem will only get worse, particularly when those airports are international hubs such as Paris and Frankfurt, both of which were closed on Friday.

Jet lag

The logistics involved in getting back on track are hard to grasp - it's not simply a question of waiting for the ash to clear and sending the planes on their way.

"In some cases, airlines won't be able to stick with the same crew,"

For updates on freight shipping in Houston and the rest of the United States, please feel free to contact pack n send at 713 266 1450.

 

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