01 December 2014
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.
18 November 2014
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.
11 November 2014
It's an unfortunate symptom of the business but every year Seven Seas Worldwide have to deal with boxes of excess baggage and personal belongings that are passed to us by customers who have abandoned their shipment unpaid. Naturally, when faced with this situation, the first thought is how to turn a negative into a positive.
Seven Seas Worldwide has a strong presence in South Africa. It was one of the first bases we set up nearly twenty years ago when we put our plan to create an international transport network into operation. The changing social and cultural landscape of South Africa is something we want to be part of and our team in South Africa believes that although there are many obstacles to overcome, South Africa has a burgeoning and prosperous future.
This year, we decided to go one step further and make a tangible change to communities in South Africa by donating our written off items to the Kids Haven and Maranatha Baptist Church.
The Kids Haven is a registered Non Profit Organization and Public Benefit Organization that opened in 1992 to protect and help homeless children and children in crisis in the Ekurhuleni region of South Africa, reintergrating them back into society, providing support for families and strengthening the communities with various initiatives.
The Maranatha Baptist Church in Belhar works to promote the idea of the church forging bonds with its community to help those less fortunate and to create a better future for all.
The Seven Seas Worldwide team in South Africa is proud to have donated boxes of goods to these two excellent organisations and hopes this will be only the start of such donations.
For more information about Kids Haven and Marantha Baptist Church, please check out the websites.
10 November 2014
With the news that the Commonwealth Exchange is proposing bilateral moving zones between the UK, New Zealand and Australia, effectively granting Australians and New Zealanders special status to live and work in the UK without restriction, we at Seven Seas Worldwide would like to suggest that were this proposal to be considered seriously, prospective movers should seek us out.
Author of the Commonwealth Exchange report, Tim Hewish, advocates that were mobility zones to be introduced, the policy would be a two-way street with Britons also moving to Australia and New Zealand with greater accessibility, mirroring the freedoms offered to new arrivals from the EU.
In his report, Mr Hewish recommends a Commonwealth-wide business visa system which would, among other things, reduce waiting times at UK airport passport lanes. Another way of making a trip to the airport a relatively stress-free one would be to use the excess baggage service of Seven Seas Worldwide. Imagine catching a flight without having checked in any suitcases or luggage, safe in the knowledge that they were being sent directly to the door of your new destination overseas - meaning fewer queues and absolutely no hidden baggage charges at the check-in. Boarding a plane could be as simple as stepping on a bus.
Hewish also makes it clear that were his proposals to go ahead, the idea could be opened up to include other English-speaking countries including Canada and South Africa, both of which are serviced by the Seven Seas Worldwide MoveCube®, together with Australia, New Zealand and the UK. The MoveCube® is essentially a container inside a trailer which is revolutionising the way we move home. Foregoing the man with a van, the MoveCube® is a more secure option that operates within Seven Seas Worldwide's global network. The MoveCube® is brought to your door - all you need to do is load it. Then we'll take it away again to your new address, whether that be in the next town along or halfway round the world. A full explanation of the service along with the complete list of countries where the MoveCube® is operational can be found at our Moving Home section.
Hewish states that 'it would be shameful and a deep error to disregard the shared language, legal system and customs that the Commonwealth family provides'. If the world is opening the door a little further, helping people move with more freedom from country to country, to live and work in other countries without the waiting and the bureaucracy, one thing is for certain - Seven Seas Worldwide has a system in place to make this global pursuit a relatively effortless one.
17 September 2014
Do you send commercial goods abroad on a regular basis? Well, that must certainly cost a fair of old whack. Have you thought about how to cut the cost of transporting business items overseas? We have.
The quickest method of sending goods abroad is by air but it's certainly not the cheapest. Providing you can plan ahead and work out a strategy, why not your freight cargo by sea? Seven Seas Worldwide's SeaPost service is a cheaper and greener alternative to sending goods by air. But that's not the only reason why you should switch.
SeaPost's weight allowances are higher which allows you to ship more for less. Plus, we also offer a door-to-door service so you don't have to transport your items to any specific collection point. On top of all this, we also provide heavy duty boxes specifically designed for these long freight cargo journeys.
Oh and have we mentioned the method of transportation? It's quite something. Smaller consignments will be handled by our vans but larger consignments will be collected by our Commercial MoveCube®. We know what you're thinking: 'What the heck is a Commercial MoveCube®?' Well it just might be the vehicle that changes the way you think about sending commercial goods abroad - that's all.
The Commercial MoveCube® is a container inside a trailer that comes directly to you. All you have to do is load the Commeriail MoveCube® with your goods. Once it has been loaded to your satisfaction, our driver will collect it once more and transfer it to a secure depot until it is ready to be sent to your chosen destination abroad. It couldn't be simpler.
To get a free quote now, check out our freight calculator and see how we can help you with your commercial shipment today.