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Packing and Cargo Preparation

Updated: Oct 25, 2023

The packing and preparation process for international relocation is a critical stage that requires extreme precision and care. This process should include:

  • Selection of Quality Packing Materials: The moving company at the origin carefully selects high-quality packing materials. This includes sturdy boxes, protective cushioning material (such as bubble wrap and air pillows), special adhesive tapes, and suitable cargo containers. Materials that meet international standards and provide optimal protection for items during transport are chosen.

  • Professional Packing: The moving company's staff is responsible for professionally packing the goods. Each item is packaged with individualized attention, considering its size, shape, and fragility. Fragile items are wrapped with additional layers of protective material and placed in boxes specifically designed for delicate items.

  • Labeling and Detailed Recording: Each item is labeled and meticulously recorded. A labeling and recording system is used to enable precise tracking of goods throughout the moving process. This ensures that each item remains organized, and its location is known at all times. Several items, especially electronics and appliances, need to be listed with brand, model, and serial number to prevent customs rejection.

  • Accompanying Documentation: Accompanying documentation is generated, including a detailed inventory of the packed goods. This documentation is essential for customs clearance and facilitates the identification of items during unloading at the destination point.

  • Instructions to Partner at Destination Point: The moving company at the origin shares precise and detailed instructions with its partner at the destination point. These instructions include information on how to handle the cargo properly, taking into account its special characteristics, fragility, and any specific customer requirements. Emphasis is placed on the importance of following proper handling procedures to ensure the safety of the items and prevent damage during transportation.

  • Consideration of Customs Requirements: Customs requirements are taken into account both at the origin and destination points. This involves the preparation of necessary customs documentation and collaboration with customs agents to ensure a smooth customs process at both ends of the international move.

  • Quality Testing: Quality tests are conducted to ensure that all items are properly packed and protected. Visual inspections are carried out, and in some cases, strength and safety tests are conducted to ensure that the goods are ready for transport.

  • Transportation Security: Security measures are implemented to ensure that the goods are protected during transportation, such as proper securing of the cargo inside transport containers and the use of appropriate securing devices to prevent unwanted movement.

Packing and cargo preparation are essential for protecting the client's goods during an international move. It is a meticulous process that ensures items arrive at their destination in optimal condition and complies with international standards of quality and safety. Worldwide, there are increasing customs controls on physical cargo. If not adequately protected and packaged, handling for customs inspection can compromise the integrity of the items.

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