Last week our industrial packing and crating company discussed the process of roll-on/roll-off shipping as a method used to ship heavy machinery such as construction vehicles overseas. In this week’s follow-up Cratex Group is providing insight into the concept of out of gauge shipping – also used to provide shipping solutions to international construction companies and the like.
The Filipino community in North America, especially here in the Lower Mainland of Vancouver, continues to grow at an exponential level. Because of this business interest both towards and from the Philippines is growing in proportion. While large segments of their labor concentrated population are securing work on our shores their internal development within the metropolis of Manila (including burgeoning districts such as Makati and Fort Bonafacio) are beginning to resemble the likes of high-end Southern California cities (with a walloping dose of humidity). You could close your eyes here and awake in Makati thinking that you are still at home in North America as you spy a Starbucks, TGIF, and 7-11 on every corner along with Trump branded hotels. The population in Manila has adopted the North American architectural and retail ideal which has feverishly increased the demand for products and materials from both the US and Canada. As an industrial packing and crating company serving Vancouver BC area ports we receive many customer/client inquiries from small to large scale businesses interested in our services for preparing their product/materials for shipping to Manila. In today’s blog post we are providing some tips to ensuring your end of the process is taken care of before handing off efforts to Cratex Group and any subsequent shipping company.
Tips to Packing & Shipping to the Philippines
Over the past month or so we have been making note of the stories coming across our line of vision regarding the shipping of Christmas trees overseas. Not every region is as blessed as ours (we must boast accordingly given that we are a Vancouver BC packing and crating company) in being rich with the natural resources that afford our residents with the pick of the litter when selecting the centerpiece of their home during the holiday season. Because most of the world is not ripe with Firs, Pines, and Balsams the shipping of Christmas trees across the globe has become a big business for both wholesale tree farms and shipping companies that include tree and plant-life in their overseas cargo.
The media has touched on these stories through the onset of the Holiday season. There are touching news stories that some US state regulatory bodies such as the Department of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection are waving their fees for Christmas trees shipped to those in active US military service overseas. Others include outside of the box thinking from retailers in Hawaii that bring in North American trees to meet the demands of tropical residents that are looking for a sensory taste of the mainland America from which they came. Wherever the request comes from, North American tree farms and other gateway businesses are filling the demand for this holiday symbol during the season so that no home overseas and abroad is left with a Charlie Brown sized Pine.
If you are considering getting involved with wholesale shipping of Christmas tees overseas in time for next season and beyond you will want to consider the following: