Tape You Shouldn’t Use for Shipping

You’d be surprised at how some of the packages, boxes, and palletized cargo we’ve sent has been secured by customers. We’ve often had to re-secure items, and as good as we can be, you should never assume a shipping company can always do this for you. If it’s bad enough,…

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Should You Use Duct Tape for Packages?

We see a lot of packages, boxes, and palletized cargo for international shipping that are secured with duct tape. Is it a good idea to use duct tape for shipping? Duct tape is a good solution for a lot of things. It’s durable. It’s waterproof. It’s inexpensive. You can tear…

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One Year On: IMO Container Weight Regulations

Last year, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) made a change to the rules for recording shipping container weight. A container that’s packed has to have a verified weight. It went into effect July 1, 2016, and meant that containers needed to be weighed before being loaded onto a cargo ship.…

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Can You Ship a Golf Cart or ATV

Any vehicle can be shipped, including golf carts and ATVs. When searching online for vehicle shipment, most of what you’ll find will relate to cars, trucks, and motorcycles. This doesn’t mean that other vehicles can’t be shipped. While you may not find as much information about shipping golf carts and…

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How to Prepare a Motorcycle for Shipping

There are many ways of shipping a motorcycle. By ship takes weeks, but it’s cost-effective. By air is remarkably swift, but will cost a little more. Beyond this, you need to do a few things to prepare your motorcycle for transport: Clean your motorcycle. The more dirt and grit that’s…

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What is a Container Transport Chain?

Most cargo you send around the world doesn’t go by only one mode. A truck might pick it up at your business. Then it drives your freight to a local rail hub. From here, it’s loaded onto a train, where it’s moved quickly overland to another rail hub. From here,…

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How to Ship a Motorcycle

Shipping a motorcycle may seem like a challenging task if you’re doing it for the first time. Yet we’ve shipped vehicles of all kinds safely and swiftly. This includes motorcycles. We’re happy to walk you through the process. Preparations First up, shipping a motorcycle isn’t like hauling it yourself in…

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How a Reefer (or Refrigerated Container) Works

In transport, a reefer means a refrigerated container. These are most often used to move produce – fruits, vegetables, frozen chickens, pizzas. If you refrigerate it for transport, a reefer is a good way to do it, but there are a few considerations involved. Air Cooling In order to maintain…

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What is the Best Tape for Shipping?

We perform international shipping for everything from trailers full of products to single, important boxes that need excellent care and supervision. Sometimes that means we tell you about ports halfway around the world, or the ins and outs of antique car shipping. Today, it means we tell you about shipping…

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