Our packaging range includes the following, one of the most popular being the traditional and sturdy new-generation 'tea-chest'..
Main Packaging Categories
When Packing Cartons
Protection of Items
Framed Paintings etc
It’s always better to use more tape rather than less
TIPS FOR ADDRESSING MARKING AND LABELLING
- Remove any old address labels which could reflect a wrong address
- Multiple boxes should be numbered (1 of 6, 2 of 6 etc)
- Ensure each package has a clear address and telephone number
- If the address is on a label, stick in a further address inside the package as a precaution
- Measurements must include the packaging
- Measure (in cm) the length, width & height of the individual items
- For cylinders and rolls, measure the length and diameter.
For insurance and Customs purposes, maintain an itemised list of all items packed into each carton and record the carton number.
These should have a carton number, and brief generic description of the contents. Be generic but mention relevant details where appropriate. For example, "personal effects' is too generic - describe as (for illustration purposes only) 'clothing, towels, CD's, books'.
PROHIBITED & RESTRICTED ITEMS
Items we do not handle
Items to be referred
Prohibited items include:
- Explosives (incl perfume, hairspray, ammunition, flares, fireworks, cap guns/caps, deodorants
- Corrosives (thermometers, bleach, acetate incl nail polish, battery fluids, acids, mercury
- Radioactive material
- Toxic substances and materials
- Oxidising substances (incl fiberglass repair kits, disinfectants, hair dyes
- Gases (incl. aerosol cans, cigarette lighters, gas cylinders, fire extinguishers
USE OF WOOD PACKAGING
Wood packaging is now restricted in most countries and glbal rules apply. These are covered by the United Nations' "International Standard for Packaging Material number 15" (or ISPM15).
The 'standard' can be downloaded as a pdf - click on the following link
Wood packaging has long been recognised as a medium by which insects and micro-organisms are transferred across borders. The proliferation of wood-borne insects and their potential to hitchhike across on pallets, crates, in bark where they wreak havoc to agriculture and forestry, has necessitated measures covered by ISPM15.
CHARGABLE WEIGHT CALCULATION
Airfreight courier charges are calculated on the actual weight or what’s called the volume weight
The IATA formula for the weight: volume relationship is 1 cubic metre = 167 kilos.
- Therefore a crate of 0.5 m3 would have a volume weight of 84 kilos.
- If the contents weighed 30 kilos then you would be charged for 84 kilos.
- Whereas if the contents weighed 100 kilos, you would be charged for 100 kilos.
It is important to understand the way the freight is calculated so you can apply it to your shipment accurately.