Logistics is one of the most challenging work. FINK has several challenging moments in its centennial history that make us proud and form our identity. Among them is a daring project - the transplantation of five imperial palms from the roof of a building in the neighborhood of São Conrado, in Rio de Janeiro, to nature.
For this dream to become reality, a true war tactic was needed: from an extensive logistics team, transport trucks that would accommodate the leafy plants to their new home. Its displacement from the roof to the ground was done by hoisting, supervised by a botanist that guaranteed the survival of the palm trees throughout the process.
Finally, after two days of intense work, the palm trees were finally moved to a farm in the municipality of Maricá. However, there was great concern about the adaptation of plants to their new home. Therefore, all the planting work was done with care and guidance of the scientist, which ensured total adaptation, without any rejection of the five palm trees.
These great and challenging projects are what define the vision of a company and mark the history of FINK as a reference in the global logistics industry.
International moves require very important decision-making within two very simple categories: what to pack and what not to pack. Even if it seems like a trivial choice, it is always important to be aware of the various customs regulations ruling the importation of certain items and to respect them.
Therefore, we have created a list of what should not be packed and shipped in the move. Pay attention, as it is possible that most of these tips will serve for moves to most countries.
“Dangerous” products. Any corrosive, flammable or explosive product is considered dangerous for international transportation. It is important not to pack in your move items like aerosol, gasoline, kerosene, coal, car batteries, fire extinguishers, solvents, lighters, blow torches, among other products.
Perishable. Any form of perishable food should be avoided as well. In addition to many countries not accepting food from outside their territory for health reasons, it is possible that during the trip, food will attract pests, animals, or even rot for not being in the proper storage conditions.
Items not accepted in the destination country. In addition to the basic items not accepted, it is important to pay attention to items barred by each country when entering its territory. For political, cultural and other reasons, items that are considered normal and are easily accepted in most countries can become a headache when customs clearing in others. Therefore, check with the moving professionals what the items are not accepted in your destination country.
Brazil is a country of continental dimensions, which provides a multitude of different destinations for tourism and visitation. Among them, one of the most beautiful places to visit is the northern region of the country, known mainly for the exuberance and natural diversity of the Amazon rainforest. However, little is known of how diverse and incredible is the cultural life and history in this region.
Over the years, sea transportation has become an increasingly safe and reliable means of international moving. Currently, the protection levels to all furniture are excellent – this is, in part, due to the high level of training of the packers, as well as the development of new technologies that make each step of the process smoother.
However, moving does not occur without risks – accidents can happen at certain times, regardless of how safe the means used is. That’s what happened in Santos last August 11th, when forty-five containers fell from a cargo ship due to the rough sea conditions that afternoon. Thus, it is very important that all items included in the move are covered by insurance with replacement values at the destination, in order to protect those who are moving.
Therefore, here are some tips for those who will make use of international transportation to move. They might be essential for you:
- Always purchase an insurance coverage for all your belongings with full refund of its value at the destination in case of damages or losses;
- Separately identify objects such as works of art or with a high value in the insurer’s form. Also identify items that are worth more than its descriptions may suggest.
- It is very important that you choose an insurer whose policy does not limit the number of fragile items within the shipment. If there is any clause like this, make sure not to exceed such limits.
- Also check if there is coverage for damage before and after the sea transportation. Most insurers have this type of policy, but it is worth making sure.
Finally, you should always check carefully the condition of the items when removing them from the boxes during delivery. Has anything been damaged? Advise the moving company immediately , take pictures and describe the damage. But be careful! Pay attention to the deadline set by the insurer for the notice of any claim.