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Shipping Services & Special Handling

Not every shipping has to do with boxes of clothes and kitchenware – some items meant for shipping require different handling and therefore, require a bit less orthodox means and solutions.

Nowadays you can ship pretty much any item you can think of, and have the procedure done with gentle hands and delicate care. Which items demand special handling and what are the available solutions? Let`s see.

International Moving require delicate handling

We are all familiar with this shipping instruction, which usually comes together with the warning “Fragile”, and which usually appears on items we would like handled carefully. But that is not the end of the variety of shipping handling and services, not by far. Expert professionals can offer a variety of special services to accommodate all needs.

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Take motorcycle shipping for example. This kind of shipping requires unique handling which entails special packaging and strapping, since this item is sent in addition to other items inside the container, and so, not only can it sustain damages through the process but it can also damage other shipped items in the container.

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We don`t have to tell you what would become of this vehicle if it is not properly prepared for shipping, as its weight and stability are crucial factors to be taken into consideration in order to ship it safely and in one piece.

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Order is First

Of course it is not only about how the shipping handlers box the items, but it is also about how they arrange them inside the container or in the moving space, as some items, such as plants of different kinds, must be placed in specific forms and order, so they wouldn`t be misplaced or suffer any damage during shipping.


There has to be a certain level of height and spacing between shipped plants, for example, so they would not touch each other and damage the delicate texture of one another. Of course that in case of organic / ecologic items, several regulations and shipping and handling standards must be met, such as cooling temperature standards to prevent it from decaying. Not adhering to these regulations will most likely end in poor shipping results.

In any case you have to ship items that are a bit less than ordinary you would be best advised to ask your shipping company of choice and to make sure they can handle the task.

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By Kfir Cohen

Kfir Cohen is handling global operations, cargo shipping, negotiation, and management of different suppliers around the world. He has more than 15 years of experience in the avant-garde of relocation and the sea/air freight business.
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