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    Protecting and Securing Specific Content Goods

    Protect what you love.
    And protect it properly.

      • Send your new furniture or disassembled large decorative pieces separately when possible.
      • Identify, number, and group the different parts of any one piece in a box and secure them onto a base or pallet.
      • Pieces that cannot be divided with surplus volume must be deposited and secured onto a suitable base or pallet, ensuring that edges do not overhang from the pallet’s perimeter.
      • Protect the piece with shrink-wrapping before lining the sides and the top with wooden or corrugated cardboard pads and edge protectors.
      • Finish by applying one last double layer of shrink-wrapping to insulate the piece from any possible contamination from dust or smoke.
      • We only transport new furniture intended for sale. Used furniture or any used goods in general are restricted on our network.

      Illustration of the correct and incorrect packaging of furniture and large decorative objects

      • Industrial equipment must be packed in wooden boxes or be secured to a pallet with cardboard pads on the sides and on the top plus protectors on the edges.
      • All the liquids and fuels must be removed before transport. 
      • Large and heavy pieces must be placed on a wide base to prevent any instability during transport.
      • Supplements are applied to shipments that cannot be safely stacked.

      Illustration of the correct and incorrect packaging of industrial equipment

      • If the manufacturer’s box is not double-ply, re-package the television in a double-layer cardboard box.
      • When sending multiple television sets, put them onto pallets and avoid any overhanging.
      • Fix them to the pallet with a strong plastic strap and fully shrink-wrap the pallet.
      • Place protective material on the top of the pallet and cardboard pads on all the sides to allow for other items to be stacked on top of them.

      Illustration of the correct and incorrect packaging of large electronical equipment

      • Long and narrow cardboard boxes are structurally weak and can become easily damaged.
      • When sending long items, we suggest that you use triangular packaging or sturdy cardboard tubes and place those in a square box.
      • The outer box will stop them from rolling and becoming damaged during transport. 
      • Package the long items that weigh more than 30 kg in a wooden box that can be handled by a forklift truck.
      • Fix the tubes to the pallet with a strong plastic or metal strap and use wooden wedges on the base of the pallet to prevent them from moving during transport.

      Illustration of the correct and incorrect packaging of long goods

      • The weight of the bags on the top could lead to deformations on the bags on the bottom that may then overhang the pallet, exposing them to scuff marks and tearing that could cause content loss.
      • In order to prevent this, secure the set of bags with a double layer of shrink-wrapping, passing it several times under the base of the pallet to make a compact block.
      • Protect the entire perimeter of the pallet with pads or corrugated cardboard reels up to a minimum height of 80 cm.
      • Lastly, fit a pad or wooden cover or double-layer corrugated cardboard onto the top of the pallet and shrink-wrap it all again for better protection.
      • Check that the total weight of the bags does not exceed the maximum load supported by the pallet and identify and mark it if the goods are not stackable.

      Illustration of the correct and incorrect packaging of materials in large bags

      • Oil drums must be packaged on plastic or wooden pallets with a distance between the panels on the lower base of 2 cm.
      • On the top, the bottom, and between the drums, fiber pads must be fitted to prevent them from moving and becoming damaged during transport.
      • Secure the drum to the pallet using at least two strong plastic or metal straps.
      • Use protectors between the straps and the drums to prevent them from coming into contact during transport.
      • When sending several drums, strap them together before loading them onto the pallet.

      Illustration of the correct and incorrect packaging of oil drums

      • Reels and rolls of cable cannot be transported loosely and must always be placed on a pallet.
      • To avoid any potential supplement fees, load the reel on its side onto a suitably sized pallet so that other shipments can be stacked on top of it.
      • Very heavy reels (>50 kg) must be secured to the pallet with wooden wedges.
      • The reel and the wedges must be secured to the pallet with strong plastic or metal straps (two horizontally and two vertically).
      • If the type of cable on the reel is very sensitive, we recommend that you package it in a wooden box or protect the reel with corrugated cardboard.

      Illustration of the correct and incorrect packaging of reels and rolls of cable

      • Roll up the rugs on their narrowest side.
      • To prevent them from bending, rugs and fabrics must be rolled up in strong cardboard tubes.
      • The ends of the tubes or rolls must be protected with strong paper or cardboard.
      • The rugs and rolls of fabric can be placed on pallets, but this must be done alternately and they must be secured with a strap and shrink-wrapped for stability.
      • If the item measures more than 120 cm or weighs more than 30 kg, consider packaging it in a wooden box or on a base that can be handled by a forklift truck.

      Illustration of the correct and incorrect packaging of rugs and rolls of fabric

      • Reinforce the tray or panel with a frame with runners or a closed wooden pallet, chipboard, or MDF of at least 16 mm thickness on all sides.
      • Close it with a pad or wooden cover, chipboard, or MDF, with a minimum thickness of 20 mm to support the weight of other stacked goods on top.
      • Do not ship the valves, drains, or connectors corresponding to each piece separately from its set, and do not stick it to its surface as they could become damaged when stacked on top of each other.
      • Add a wooden box with the valve or connectors to the pallet in such a way that they are protected during transport and do not obstruct access to the pallet.
      • For multiple shipments where several trays or panels are stacked in columns, apply anti-slip strips to the runners on the pallets and strap everything down to prevent the load from moving or slipping.

      Illustration of the correct and incorrect packaging of shower trays and coated panels

      • Tires must be placed on pallets and secured with a strong plastic or metal strap.
      • On the top and sides of the pallet, cardboard, wooden, or plastic pads must be fitted to protect the tires from other shipments.
      • If using special boxes for wheels, they must be strong enough to sustain the weight and keep the edges straight with no arching.
      • We do not transport loose tires.

      Illustration of the correct and incorrect packaging of tires

      • Engines and other vehicle parts must be packaged in wooden boxes or be anchored to a pallet with their sides and top lined with corrugated cardboard and edge protectors.
      • Any liquids or fuels must be removed from the engine or the part before transport.
      • If they do not fit in properly, they must be packaged in a wooden box or placed on a suitably sized pallet which can be handled by a forklift.

      Illustration of the correct and incorrect packaging of vehicle engines and parts

      • Windows, screens and glass doors should keep a distance of 6 cm from the outside of the wooden box or the strong double corrugated cardboard they are to be packed in so as to protect them from any bending, as well as from other boxes and mechanical equipment used for handling.
      • Cover the edges of the piece with polystyrene molds and then cover it again with bubble wrap.
      • On the edges of the piece, insert special pieces of polystyrene the same size as the outer box to avoid movement inside and keep the distance.
      • Once prepared as stated, the panel with the polystyrene molds must be placed in a box marked “GLASS” visibly on the entire perimeter.

    Illustration of a ski boot and a truck

    How many ski boots fit into one e-Canter?

    Answer: Approx. 330 ski boots

    But much more important is the question of what you need to write on your parcels in order to send ski boots correctly. Find out more about proper descriptions here

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