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Self load shipping container presentation by u pak weship
If It Fits It Ships For One Low Price
We truck the container to your residence for you to load.
You normally get 2 hours free to load the container and after that its
$90 per hour while the driver waits or sometimes we can leave it
with you one day and collect it a few days later. This does costs extra
though as the truck has to do 2 trips.
Once you have it all loaded and secured with our UpakWeShip
security lock / seal we will truck the container to the port or
Load it onto the ship
Ship it to the destination port
Clear it through customs
Truck the container to your residence for you to unload.
All for one lump sum price.
Would you like to see some pictures?
I am Mark Nash the owner of UPakWeShip and
hope you enjoy this presentation. As they say a
picture is worth 1000 words, so hopefully you
will get a much better idea of the self load
container service after watching this. Some of the
pictures are taken by our customers and our staff
so they are not all professional perfect posing
photos but more of a hands on this is how its
going to happen deal. I hope you like it and
please email or call me with any questions.
Cheers & Happy Packing
1 866 868 6386 or 843 225 7217
Tip Use our volume calculator to estimate how much stuff you have. If
you have large furniture like beds and sofas or any thing over about
350 cubic feet its probably as cheap to go in a 20 foot container.
You can fit an average flat/ condo/ 3 bedroom town house load of things in a
20 foot container They are about the same size as a single garage, 20ft x 8ft x
Tip If you are moving beds, sofas or large furniture this is the safest way
to move these items. Its direct door to door and your things don't get
handled in & out of warehouses or offloaded and re loaded onto trucks.
Pack all your bits & pieces into boxes. Wrap any breakables in bubble wrap.
Use pillows, cushions or bedding at bottom and top of boxes of china and glass
to give the best protection. Buy plastic covers from a self store that can cover
your mattresses, sofa and arm chairs. Wrap other furniture in movers blankets
and tape up well so they don’t fall off. Do not place tape direct onto any wood
though as it can ruin the finish when you try and peel it off later. As these
containers are door to door packing doesn’t have to be as specific as shipments
that go in & out of terminals & in & out of trucks
Tip Plastic boxes work well and stack nicely together
Tip Have movers blankets ready to put over furniture items in the
container so things don’t get scratched or rub together
As you normally only have 2 hours free, have everything already staged
in your garage or on your driveway ready for loading. Note containers
are on the back of a truck about 4 feet off the ground.
Tip The local mover might suggest hiring 2 of his men and the
ramp to expedite the loading which is an alternative and can save
your back and might be worth the few extra hundred dollars!
Do you need one? If you have heavy furniture yes but if you have
mainly boxes and light furniture, you and a few friends can probably
cope without a ramp. Ramps or walk ramps as they are called do not
come with the container so if you need one ask at your local hire
shop or local mover.
TIP try & keep all boxes the same size so they stack together well.
If everything is ready you can easily load in 2 hours. Have 2 people in the
container fitting everything in like a jigsaw puzzle and the rest handing
everything up into the back of the container.
Tip Use a telescopic load bar in front of plywood sheets or a mattress to
brace everything in place if its not full across the floor and the sides to
stop anything moving around. You can buy these online and they make
the perfect bulkhead.
Load everything in tight so nothing can move. Look at our loading tips on our
web site for more tips on packing and loading
It is not so important how
high you stack everything
but you do need to make
sure everything is tight
together from one side to
the other and front to
back and the load height
is level so nothing can
Tip Take a picture of the seal and container number with your phone.
Once everything is loaded, close the doors and put on our security seal. The
seal will be inspected regularly at every stage of its journey to see that it has
not been tampered with. It will stay in place unless customs wants to take a
look, in which case they will replace it with a customs seal.
Tip If possible load household goods in first and then reverse the car
into the container. The vin # will then be easily accessible for customs
to view on the windshield if they require.
You can also order a 40 foot container which works well if you also have a car
or boat to ship or just have a lot of stuff! And they are often only about 30%
more than a 20ft container price
It is by no means necessary but if you want to make for a fast loading time you
can palletize everything in advance and hire a fork lift truck and then load the
pallets into the container. This is useful for shipments going to Australia as
everything has to come out of the container for the department of Agriculture
& Fisheries for quarantine inspection.
Tip This might also be a good option if you need your things to be
stored at the destination in a warehouse or self store
Tip you will need to do a packing list and number all the items in the container as
we have to report the amount of pieces and what is inside the container to
The container is trucked to a sea port where we lodge the shipment with
customs, prepare the export shipping documentation and get the container to
the right berth ready for loading when the ship docks at the port.
Tip Ships can roll 45 degrees in any direction. That’s why everything needs to be
loaded tightly together front to back and side to side so nothing can move.
Your container is loaded onto the ship and it departs. It may stop at some
other ports along its way before reaching your requested port. Depending
on the final destination the container might be offloaded and re loaded onto
another vessel before the container arrival.
Tip Before you start packing, have a look around your house and make a
list of what it would cost to replace all your items.
This is probably a good time to discuss insurance! First things first, this is extremely rare
and I had to go searching to find these pictures but it can happen. Odds are it wont but
with all the thousands of shipments I have handled over the last 25 years, I have had 4
disasters so insurance is worth it just in case. More info is available here
Tip Never write PBO (Packed By Owner), Misc, Stuffed Animals (for
soft toys) on your packing list. Big red flag!
Once the ship arrives, the containers are offloaded and placed on land normally
in stacks awaiting customs clearance. We will have already got you to complete
the correct customs forms and by the time the ship docks we will have entered all
your information and the shipment details with customs.
Every country has its own rules and regulations and it is up to you to check
that your things comply. We have the regulations here
http://www.upackweship.com/customs-info.php As a general rule, most
countries will allow normal household belongings used for more than 6
months duty and tax free. Most countries do not accept food, hazardous,
dangerous, drugs, weapons or strong pornography into their country.
Tip Be honest, complete forms neatly. Customs always have a right to
unload and inspect the contents. If this happens it can result in extra
charges, the most common is an x ray screening.
Once the container has cleared customs we will call you and arrange a date
for the delivery. The delivery date will normally be within the next 48 hours as
we have to get the empty container back to the port a.s.a.p. to avoid
container rental fees. If you need storage we suggest you find a local self
store to unload into. Its too expensive to keep it in the shipping container.
Tip you normally only have 2 hours free to unload the container so
unload everything first, get the container truck away and then worry
where everything goes.
Tip Unless you know what you are doing we suggest you opt for
door to door. However there are some countries in South America
and The Middle East where it is easier and a lot less money if you
negotiate the customs clearance and delivery of the container with
a local agent or broker direct at the destination.
Use plastic sofa, chair and mattress bags to put over these things to keep them
Buy some movers blankets to drape over furniture and to stop things scraping
Make sure everything is packed tight and can not move. The driver might have to
jam on his breaks suddenly or the ship might be rolling 45 degrees in a rough sea.
Keep the load height level in the container so nothing can fall down and keep it all
tight side to side.
Use a mattress to put at the nose and at the end of the container to cushion
Tie heavy things in place using web strapping and the tie hooks in the floor corners
Don’t let professional movers scare you saying it has to be packed by a professional
for security reasons or ease of customs. Customs overseas have no priority or
preference if its shipper packed or packed by xyz movers. Movers make their money
by charging for packing & loading and that’s why they scare you with this statement.
Always leave a day in between loading the container and leaving the Country just in
case of bad weather, port strikes, accidents or breakdowns.
Bubble wrap is your best friend, you can never use enough!
To receive your all inclusive self load container price email
Call Stephanie direct on 317 537 2664
Call me at 1 866 868 6386 with any questions or email me at
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