You are during preparing for a move and you are wondering whether you should buy new cartons or retrieve old boxes.
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How do I have to pack my belongings?
If you use a mover, you do not have too many questions to ask yourself … the company you have chosen will certainly provide you with as many boxes as you like. On the other hand, if you have decided to move on your own, you will have to go to the “fishing” package. You can of course buy your boxes on an online sales site but well, it is intellectually, economically, and ecologically not very satisfactory to buy new while many stores around you will provide it.
On the other hand, if you retrieve already used cartons, you are not sure that they will resist the weight of their contents. If on the day of the move, you find your stuff spread on the street because the bottom of the cardboard has yielded, you will have just gained the cheerful and slightly cynical look of your neighbors.
Moving: what types of cardboard reuse?
Let’s start by specifying the cartons not to be reused:
- Cartons that have lost their original shape: this is not a good sign
- Cartons folded in all directions: they will not be rigid enough when you close them
- Cartons with damaged corners: when you tap them, they risk breaking under the weight of your business
- Wet cartons or moisture stains: they may get stuck
- Cartons designed to transport light materials: beware of the boxes that are obtained from the grocer of the corner
Let’s go to the “regulatory” boxes:
- Evidently cardboard in good condition
- Cardboards which have been used for the transport of heavy goods such as books (libraries), bottles (wine shops) or paper reams (office supplies)
- Old plastic bins that you could get from pharmacies
Our ultimate advice if you have chosen the “recovery” solution.
- Do not forget to close your cartons with large adhesive tape and to limit their weight to 20 to 30 kilos maximum.
- Do not fill all your boxes the same day … it is not in the hurry that one works best.
- If you have several cartons of the same family, fill one and transport it to measure its resistance.
- Do not put more than 2 cartons on top of each other during the storage phase.
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FAQ | How to choose your moving boxes?
Is it possible for the shipper's address on the bill of lading to be in a different country?
An exporter is a person, corporation, or institution that has been granted permission by Customs and the government to ship merchandise to foreign nations. This person is also in charge of submitting the export declaration to the customs authorities. The exporter does not have to be the cargo's actual seller or the company that closes the agreement. Shipper = A person, corporation, or organization listed on all shipping papers (bill of lading, commercial invoice, packing list) as the party in charge of sourcing and/or placing the cargo order, as well as maybe organizing freight payment, etc. It is not necessary for the shipper listed on the bill of lading to be a registered exporter. On a bill of lading, a freight forwarder might also be listed as the shipper. There are many multinational merchants situated all over the globe (say, London) shipping merchandise from one country (say, South Africa) to another (say, India), and the shipper on the bills of lading issued for such shipments might be the London trader.
What is the difference between a shipper and an exporter?
In basic words, an exporter is a person, corporation, or institution that has been granted permission by Customs and the government to ship merchandise to foreign nations. This person is also in charge of submitting the export declaration to the customs authorities. The exporter may or may not be the items' seller. Shipper = A person, corporation, or organization listed on all shipping papers (bill of lading, commercial invoice, packing list) as the party in charge of sourcing and/or placing the cargo order, as well as maybe organizing freight payment, etc. The shipper listed on the bill of lading does not have to be a registered exporter and may or may not be the products' seller.
What exactly are the distinctions between Maritime, Shipping, Freight, Logistics, and Supply Chain?
Anything relating to the ocean, sea, ships, passage of ships from point A to point B, seafarers, ship ownership, and other related activities is referred to as the maritime industry. The act of transporting goods from point A to point B using ships is known as the shipping business, and it is part of the maritime sector. Freight is the cargo that is transported utilizing the shipping services provided by shipping lines employing ships in the maritime business. The activities involved in moving goods from the manufacturer's warehouse to the receiver's warehouse, including arranging for shipping services provided by shipping lines utilizing ships, are referred to as logistics services. Supply Chain = the granddaddy process that encompasses all parts of a product cycle, from raw material procurement through manufacture, packaging, distribution, and shelf placement, using all of the above-mentioned industries, enterprises, and services. The core economic idea of trade is the buying and selling of products and services, with a buyer compensating a seller, or the exchange of goods or services between parties.
Should the Shipped on Board Date stamp be signed?
There is no need to sign separately if a credit requires a signed shipped on board date and the shipping line states that the bill of loading has been signed, thus the shipped on board must be regarded signed as well.
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