WORLD LINE CARGO INC. is committed to delivering your parcels fast and safely. However, you must bear in mind that parcels are handled several times during transit. Here is some useful advice about how to properly package your parcels to make sure they are delivered in the best condition.
Our customers are solely responsible of properly packaging their parcels to make them safe for transportation. WORLD LINE CARGO INC. does not take responsibility for this advice we offer.
Your parcel has to meet the following criteria:
- the packaging must ensure that the parcel is protected against external shocks and that the content of the parcel does not move, and that no spilling or further damage can be done to the goods in the parcel;
- the parcels must be securely packaged to ensure they do not damage other parcels or cause injuries to the staff that handles them.
To avoid these kinds of situations, you must:
- make sure your parcels are properly packaged in order to protect their contents. Not doing so may cause delays, damages or loss;
- only use packaging in perfect condition and made of resistant materials. Avoid using boxes that have breaks and cracks or show protruding sharp parts or objects;
- pack all items separately;
- use appropriate damping or shock absorption materials, such as bubble wrap;
- use resistant adhesive tape that is especially designed for packaging, such as transparent or brown scotch tape (Do NOT use duct tape);
- use only one label containing the receiver’s full, clearly written delivery address (including his last name, first name, full address, home and mobile phone number). Place a copy of the address label inside your parcel;
- fill up the parcel; do not leave empty spots. Choose the appropriate packaging size depending on the content of the parcel. Boxes that are not completely full may bend, whereas overfilled boxes may open;
- place fragile items in the center of the parcel, making sure they do not touch the sides. Properly isolate the item on all sides;
- wrap presents properly. Many products sold in attractive wrapping may not be suitable for shipping;
- when shipping sharp objects, such as knives or scissors, make sure their blades and tips are completely covered. Resistant cardboard is just right for this. Secure the protection material properly to prevent it from accidentally coming off during transit;
- if you send liquids, all containers must be sealed to avoid leaking caused by vibrations or shocks that may occur during transportation. Wrap the container in waterproof material and if possible, add enough proper material that will absorb the liquid in case of a leakage. Use high-density shock absorption materials, such as foam or corrugated cardboard. Separate bottles by using such shock absorption materials so that they don’t touch;
- if you send electrical items or electronics, be aware that the manufacturer’s packaging is usually designed for commercial purposes and might not be suitable for shipping. Use additional packaging adapted to the size, weight and brittleness/sensitivity of the product. Always use resistant cardboard boxes and wrap the item with protective or shock absorption material;
- if you send furniture, all pieces of furniture must be properly packaged;
- if you send luggage or suitcases, you are required to wrap them in plastic foil;
- don’t over-seal the package and bear in mind that the customs authorities may open all parcels for inspection.
MOST IMPORTANTLY, REMEMBER THAT PARCELS MUST BE PROPERLY PACKAGED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONTENT OF EACH AND EVERY ONE OF THEM. Don’t assume that the “Fragile” or “Handle with care” labels may compensate for proper packaging. These are only informative labels.
YOU SHOULDN’T DO THIS (Most common MISTAKES):
1. Don’t use duct tape as it can easily peel off as shown in the photos below:
2. Don’t leave empty spaces in your boxes/parcels. Parcels that are not full may bend and break during transit.
3. Don’t use paper adhesive tape. It is the worst quality tape as it tears very easily and is not resistant enough.
4. Boxes weighing more than 30 kg break and tear because of their own weight
5. Don’t use raffia bags. We strongly advise against using them as they tear very easily
EXAMPLES OF PROPER PACKAGING:
Wrap parcels in plastic foil or paper and use scotch tape all around them, on all sides. You MUST wrap luggage/suitcases and plastic boxes in plastic foil:
Use wood boxes or pallets for packaging very fragile or heavy items:
Packaging of vehicles such as motorcycles, ATVs, snowmobiles, cars, or tractors is recommended, though not necessary:
Proper packaging for furniture:
Use an appropriate boxes for other kinds, we recommend: http://www.uline.ca/
Goods/parcels/boxes are handled manually both in Canada and Romania. Parcels are placed one on top of another in the warehouse, in the container, as well as during delivery to their destination in Romania.
WE CANNOT ensure a specific position, temperature or handling during shipping.
Should you have such requirements or other special needs (such as handling, warehousing or shipping), please contact us in advance.
World Line Cargo Inc. is not responsible for packaging the parcels or for this advice regarding packaging. Our customers are solely responsible of properly packaging their parcels to make them safe for transportation.