Get it there for Christmas!

29 September 2016

China Christmas Shipping Dates

 

If you are hoping to send special items in time for Christmas, here are the dates you need to know!

Final Shipping Dates for Christmas 2016

DestinationsFinal Dates
Australia 21st November
Canada 10th October
Hong Kong 7th October
Malaysia 7th October
New Zealand 15th October
Singapore 7th October
South Africa 17th October
Taiwan 7th October
Thailand 7th October
UK 17th October
USA 10th October

IMPORTANT These dates apply to the final dates for payment to be cleared so your shipment can go ahead. This means you will need to have your boxes, bags or MoveCube already collected and all your documentation completed correctly. GIVE YOURSELF PLENTY OF TIME SO START NOW!

Emigrating and the Problem of Self-Storage

09 December 2014

moving abroad

Moving overseas is probably one of the biggest decisions of your life and the last thing you want to be weighed down by is the logistics of the whole thing - that's what shipping companies are for. However, there is always the possibility that you might need to put your items in storage before moving them to your chosen destination abroad - and that's something that shipping companies can't help you with...except us. Obviously.

We hit upon the idea that if we're moving people's belongings around the world and placing them in depots before shipping them off, we may as well turn these depots into secure storage facilities. And that's what we've done. Not only that, we now also provide a method of transport that collects all items from your home address so you don't have to cart them to the storage facility yourself. This is something that even self-storage companies don't do.

This method of transport is called a StoreCube and it's an off-shoot of our highly successful MoveCube service. It's the simplest way of moving your stuff into storage and it works like this. First of all, you arrange the move with Seven Seas Worldwide via our frankly brilliant freight calculator. We'll then turn up a time convenient to you with a StoreCube, a container inside a trailer that is towed your address by a Seven Seas Worldwide van. You will then have a few hours to load up the cube with your belongings. We shall then return to collect your belongings and put them in the nearest Seven Seas Worldwide storage facility, ready to be shipped at an agreed time.

 

How to Move Furniture, Easier

01 December 2014

moving house

Moving home means having to think about a lot of things at the same time. One of those things is 'how do I move my stuff from A to B?' and it's funny how so many people opt for a local man with a van. Now there's nothing wrong with most men with...ven, but there are companies out there who are just as affordable yet offer that extra bit of peace of mind and reliability that you can't really attach to a lone operator.

Seven Seas Worldwide is one of the best options around for furniture removals because we not only operate a trustworthy, international transport network but we also keep the cost low, meaning we're the perfect halfway house between a man with a van and a recognisable but overpriced courier company.

You see, we're keen on being friendly, approachable and personable - similar to a man with a van. We know that with these big couriers, it's difficult to monitor exactly what's going on with your consignment. Many courier companies employ third party agents so once they've picked up your furniture and other household items, their commitment to you is over. They brush their hands and hand things over to someone else for the next leg of the journey. This fragmented way of moving goods is problematic, confusing and, sometimes, disastrous. With Seven Seas Worldwide, you'll be dealing with just one team - Seven Seas Worldwide. We hope that by working with our team and our team only, you'll feel reassured. Plus it helps that we're a nice bunch of people too.

And we also provide a more reassuring method of transporting your furniture - a MoveCube®. A MoveCube® is a container inside a trailer that is brought to your home address. All you need to do is load it with boxes (also provided by us, by the way). This is a safer option to the van because it's essentially a strong box within another strong box and is therefore virtually immune to damage during its journey (providing of course you've done a top packing job!).

So if you've got to shift a set of armchairs, a sofa, a writing desk, a Grandfather clock, a stuffed grizzly bear, whatever it may be, the Seven Seas Worldwide MoveCube® is your ideal solution for furniture removals. Contact a member of the team today or get a quote via our freight calculator and let us be your first choice when it comes to furniture shipping.

The StoreCube - A Storage Container, Done Differently

28 November 2014

storage

So you've decided it's time for a clear-out. Your home just can't cope under the weight of personal belongings and objet d'art that clutters every room. However, there are a lot of memories caught up in many of these items earmarked for disposal. And who knows, in a year or two, you might be able to get something substantial for it on eBay.

And so you look to the idea of storage units as a solution. Of course the problem with storage units is that you're paying an awful lot of money for empty space miles from your home. Plus, the companies running these storage units don't necessarily bend over backwards to help you (some suitable transportation to their facilities would come in handy).

Of course if you shop around enough, you'll find cheap storage units, though beware; some cheap storage units are cheap because they're not as safe or as secure as the more recognisable names. Sometimes you'll find a couple of guys have just bought a shop or a disused warehouse and thrown your stuff in there with everyone else's boxes without any forethought.

Now we all know who the big names are in self-storage units but not one of them provide some sort of transportation to help you bring your belongings to them. We think that's a bit short-sighted; so we've produced a safe storage container that is brought directly to your home for loading. It's called a StoreCube™ and it might just change the way you think about self-storage.

It works like this: The StoreCube™ is nothing more than a box. The brilliance behind it is that we put it in a trailer and tow it to your address with one of our vans. We then leave the StoreCube™ with you to load for the next few hours. Then we'll return to collect it again. And you can be rest assured that our storage facilities are as secure as any other self-storage facility. 

The beauty of this arrangement of course is that you don't need to make the journey to visit your container. Whenever you need an item from your consignment, just give us a call and we'll just bring the container to you, no matter where you are.

So for a more comprehensive self-storage service, talk to Seven Seas Worldwide. We'll do our best take the 'self' out of 'self-storage'!

Make Your Business Our Business with the Commercial MoveCube®

18 November 2014

moving for business

You hear a lot about the 'global community' these days; growing feats in technology continue to make the world a smaller place. And although those in international business are making the most of these advances, the act of physically moving commercial goods from country-to-country is still rooted in tradition.

Transporting volumes of commercial items overseas on a regular basis requires an extraordinary amount of planning and preparation both in the air and on the sea because any logistical slip-up could easily snowball, thus creating a knock to your profits and damaging your international reputation.

Seven Seas Worldwide has spent nearly two decades ensuring the safe collection and delivery of millions of personal belongings all over the world, and we've decided to use this expertise for the commercial market. Whether you're an international business owner with a corporate consignment or a student living in shared accommodation with a few bags of essentials, moving can be a stressful experience, so we decided we'd make the process as effortless as possible by streamlining it and taking the burden away from you.

From this, we came up with the Commercial MoveCube® which we think will one day revolutionise the way people think about moving commercial goods.

The Commercial MoveCube® is a mini shipping container inside a trailer which - unlike other methods of cargo shipping - Seven Seas Worldwide will deliver to your front door: Now this could be at your home, a garage, a shop or storage unit. Providing we have the address, we can come to you. This means you can load your commercials goods directly into the Commercial MoveCube® without needing to transport them to the port yourself.

After loading, our driver will then take it away to a secure storage facility until it is ready to be transferred to its designated container ship, bound for your chosen destination. We believe in sending commercial goods by sea because it not only keeps the cost down but it's also the greener option. However, if you're in more of a hurry, we can send your items by air too.

For more information, call a member of the team or get a free quote now via our freight calculator.