Our packaging range includes the following, one of the most popular being the traditional and sturdy new-generation 'tea-chest'..

Main Packaging Categories
Tea-chest (400 x 600 x 430)
Picture cartons
Bike cartons
Golf bag cartons
Corrugated cardboard (rolls)
Absorption gel
Packing paper
Shrink wrap
Portable Wardrobes
Clothing Bags



When Packing Cartons
Don’t overfill as this may weaken the carton and cause bursting enroute; if under-filling ensure you use sufficient packaging material as a buffer to avoid movement of contents. Use appropriately sized boxes. For added rigidity and protection, use boxes within boxes. Use adequate cushioning. Use strong tape.

Carton Types
Box strength varies with box design, and light cartons are generally unsuitable for loose transit. Robust cartons have multiple layers of corrugation. Computer boxes are ideal for heavy items. So-called ‘Tea-chest’ cartons are often an ideal solution.

Protection of Items
Use packaging material like foam chips, newspaper, bubblewrap etc. For fragile items use tissue paper / newspaper.

Musical Instruments
Use the original case or packaging whereever possible, but cushioned internally so as to minimize scope for movement

ask about our specially manufactured bike boxes

Glass Frames
Ensure glass is taped in case of breakage, and placed inside box, wrapped in newspaper and protected with adequate bubblewrap styrofoam chips or similar glass products are not covered for breakage

Framed Paintings etc
As for glass frames (above). These can be professionally packed in wooden / board boxes with inbuilt cushioning, to art gallery standard. A cheaper alternative may be cardboard which telescope to the desired fit

Computers etc
Use manufacturer’s original packaging where available. Spare cartons may be available through a local outlet store. Check the equipment’s handbook for packing recommendations, but as a rule of thumb wrap in bubblewrap and pack a buffer of crumpled up paper, Styrofoam chips etc between the item and the carton.

Packaging Tape
Use strong packaging tape capable of resisting potentially robust handling

It’s always better to use more tape rather than less




  • 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'.




Items we do not handle
Cash, jewelry, bullion, gems and precious stones, negotiable instruments, and negotiable vouchers and tickets, fragile antiques, contraband or illegal merchandise.

Items to be referred
Fragile antiques; live animals;

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


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


ISPM15 Guidelines for Wood Packaging Material

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.






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.