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Moving Containers

In this article, I want to look at the side of the transportation industry that deals with the actual moving of an individual’s goods and how best those goods should be packed for the ease of loading and unloading. This usually involves moving containers and it is these I want to concentrate on in this post.

There are many different types of these useful containers for moving and they come in a variety of sizes to suit the size and complexity of the load. Larger moving containers are perfect for loading the contents of a house into as they can be large enough to walk into and literally stack all the household contents tightly together without the need for the truck or its driver to be kept waiting. The advantages of this can be seen straight away in that there is a definite cost saving on the trucker’s time.

Smaller containers for moving go down in sizes which are appropriate for the nature of the load, and end up as general cardboard boxes that are perfect for stacking as a pallet load or stacked in the cargo area of a truck or delivery van.

Packing your goods into any type of medium is important in the way that it is done to ensure that there is the minimum of movement within the container while the items inside are not liable to get damaged from being packed too tightly. Easily damaged goods should be pre-wrapped in bubble wrap or polystyrene packing to protect them from impact damage while fragile ornaments and glassware should be double wrapped with hollows filled with crushed paper or polystyrene chips to prevent implosion upon motion pressure.

Boxes should be of the same size and dimensions so that they will easily stack on top of one another giving maximum strength to the sides while making it optimum for stacking inside a trailer or van’s cargo area.

When you are considering a house move, always prepare by getting in the necessary moving containers first so that you are all ready for the truck to easily load up your stuff for transportation to its new home with the minimum of fuss and chances of breakage.


Additional Transportation and Logistics Requirements

In the last post here at Transport, we looked at the main requirements of cargo freight transportation and logistics. In this post, we’ll take a look at some of the peripheral requirements of the cargo freight transportation and logistics business.

Other services offered by transportation or moving companies will include the following points:

Transportation of Non-Standard or Heavy Cargo

In this case you’ll need special documents and authorizations for transportation.

Dispatcher Services and Cargo Monitoring Services

These services are important in case of long-distance moving

Global Positioning Systems

New technologies allow monitoring of your cargo and to control cargo shipment with maximum precision.

Transport Agreement

In the case of setting up a transport agreement, it is important to address a professional lawyer to have the necessary documentation drawn up to avoid problems later.

Intermodal, Multimodal and Container Transport

This involves large volumes of cargo and requires the use of containers to pack and store the goods for the time specified by the client.

Transportation of Dangerous Cargo

In the case of transporting dangerous cargo, such as chemicals, fuel, explosives, military equipment, dangerous animals etc you’ll need special equipment.

Services Rendered to Exhibitions and Presentations

In the case of services rendered to exhibitions and presentations, there are several aspects that will need special attention, such as movement of advertising boards, scaffolding, display units and stationery.

Transportation of Joint Cargo

When you think of joint cargo, you think of shipment of smaller parcel of a client’s cargo together with those cargo items belonging to other owners. This type of cargo transportation allows both parties to save money.

Cargo Storage Services

Secure cargo storage services are usually offered by most large transport companies for the storage of a client’s goods for a specified time. Full insurance cover against damage or theft is provided for the duration of the storage.

Transportation of Strongboxes and Automated Teller Machines

In the case of transportation of strongboxes, automated teller machines and other sensitive equipment, it is necessary to assure cargo protection at all times and provide full accidental damage and theft insurance.

Armed Security Services for Cargo Transportation

In the case of armed security services for cargo transportation, it is necessary to address the appropriate protection agencies.

Transportation of long-length Cargo

In the case of the necessity of transportation of long-length cargo, it is important that the respective police and road authorities en route are alerted prior to setting off.

Transportation of Food Products

In the case of transportation of food products, the necessary vehicles and equipment must be arranged beforehand.

Cargo Transportation Using Refrigerators

In the case of cargo transportation using refrigerators, again special equipment is necessary to ensure the cargo is kept at a stated temperature for the duration of the move.

Cargo Receipt and Consignment Without Client’s Participation

Cargo receipt and consignment without client’s participation means that the freight forwarder takes on all responsibility for the cargo’s transportation. The only thing client needs to do is to conclude any agreement and pay for the services.

Freight Forwarders

Freight forwarding companies will provide the services of personal manager who is responsible for cargo transportation. All aspects of transportation are generally covered in their entirety and this is the most effective method of ensuring transportation requirement are met in full. Customs support services are covered in case of international cargo transportation and all documentation is catered for.

Certification of goods, which is necessary in case of import-export operations is also covered Logistics, development of cargo transportation schedules and optimal routes are all provided for as part of the service. You can read more about freight forwarders here:

That concludes our look at the main requirements of freight transportation and in future posts we will look at other aspects of transporting cargo from one place to another. Until then…


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