Loading a Container at your Residence

Loading an Ocean Container at a Residence Please be sure you are well aware of the following considerations and have an opportunity to ask questions about any of these items PRIOR to a container arriving at your residence: Check to see if any permissions must be granted from local authorities to have a container left…

International Shipping Packing Tips

International Shipping Packing Tips Make sure every box/piece is somehow labeled with your last name. Use of a permanent marker is best, if possible. Be sure to tape all of the seams of the cartons (top, bottom and side). So that cartons do not collapse, be sure they are filled to the top, using packing…

International Shipping Measurement

Containers These are the large steel containers you have seen on highways, ships and railroads. Loading Options-Depending on where you live there are two loading options: the ‘live load’ or the ‘drop and pick’. A ‘live load’ means that the trucker will bring the container to your home and wait for two hours while you…

International Shipping Glossary of Terms

AES The Automated Export System (AES) allows electronic filing of the Shippers Export Declaration (SED) and ocean manifest information directly to U.S. Customs. Automated Export Declaration Filing ASTM ASTM International is one of the largest voluntary standards development organizations in the world and a trusted source for technical standards for materials, products, systems, and services.…

Packing your own container

Containers These are the large steel containers you have seen on highways, ships and railroads. Loading Options-Depending on where you live there are two loading options: the ‘live load’ or the ‘drop and pick’. A ‘live load’ means that the trucker will bring the container to your home and wait for two hours while you…