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Packing and preservation

First of all, do not send as general shipment any merchandise that needs specific care, such as living creatures, perishable, alimentary that need specific temperatures, valuables objects, antiques, precious metals, etc or that constitutes risk or danger during transport and maneuver such as: Chemical and other dangerous materials. These services are subject of specific contract so you need to contact our staff.

As an experienced transporter, we know safety rules and security norms, however our clients need to prove that packing is secure as to make merchandise arrive securely. Therefore, we provide some useful advice.

Exterior protection

- Chose type of packing according to content: Cardboard box - for more resistant products, Wooden boxes - for more fragile; A palette with shrink wrap can be used to better protect and condition certain loads, which are for the same addressee.

- Chose the thickness and quality of packing in accordance with its content. Boxes, which are not full, tend to collapse. The ones that are very full normally break, therefore do not overfill box. When using one not completely filled, provide extra filling to protect box from collapsing.

- Cardboard box must be kept well dried as it loses resistance with moisture.

- Tape is a good way to secure box.

- Use a sticker saying "This way up" (arrow up) for materials which are not solid, or other objects that might need extra attention.

- When shipping sharp objects, be sure to secure them paying attention to sharp ends, making it safe so they do not move during transport.

- Mármores, granitos e seus derivados de grandes dimensões requerem caixas de madeira resistentes.

- When reusing a box, remove all stickers and tape, make sure box is in good condition.

- When sending projects, technical drawings, maps, big photos, posters, etc. these should be inserted in appropriate tubes.

- Pay extra attention to objects that are still in original packing as these are made for presentation rather than for safe transportation. This may mean that they may need other appropriate packing. Use additional package according to size, weight or how fragile product might be.

- Cleary identify sender and receiver on the sticker.When handwriting, use capital letters and write full address, as to facilitate understanding.

- Do not forget the 7 (seven) digit postal code in national shipping..

Interior Protection

- Use appropriate protection materials, such as Foam, Cardboard, Newspapers, and Cloths. Always adjust protection to prevent shock of materials while transporting.

- Protect fragile objects with soft packing around each one.

- Electric appliances must also be packed appropriately, and correctly stacked.

Liquids, Semi Fluids, Grains and other Materials

- Be sure that liquid containers do not leak and that content is not corrosive relative to the packing, corks or drain plugs.

- Remember that leaks can damage other objects carried or can result in industrial accidents.

- During transportation and handling, liquids are subject to great agitation therefore do not send any dangerous substances as general merchandise.

- Boxes, which contain bottles, not only should have exterior but also interior protection, such as cardboard separating each one so they do not touch and break.

- Semi-liquid, greasy or substances with strong smell should be packed in appropriate receptacles, such as cans or tins. Make sure they are strong and if possible, aluminum seal them correctly for safety. In case of danger of spilling use additional protection such as a hermetic plastic box.

- Place powders and grains in a strong plastic bag well sealed then packed in a cardboard box or strong fiber.

- All products in paper bags such as animal food should also be packed in a cardboard box to prevent contamination or tearing of original pack.