Small Is Beautiful (For Shipping Containers)

27 June 2014

Moving can be a tough old time. When you think about how much we actually need to do for the day of a move, it's a wonder how anyone actually musters up the energy to go through with it. But fear not, because Seven Seas Worldwide has come up with a way of reducing the stress by about thirty to forty percent. That's a rough estimate. We haven't got any experts on the case or anything.

The way we do this is by removing any doubt you may have about transport. It's quite an unnerving experience watching all your prized possessions being bundled into the back of a van or a lorry. Far be it from us to unsettle you, dear reader, but how reliable is that van or lorry? Don't you deserve a stronger, robust and more reliable container to transport your items from A to B? Perhaps something like a small shipping container?

This is where the MoveCube comes in, a mini shipping container that arrives at your door on a trailer. All you have to do is load it with your packed boxes (free boxes are also provided by Seven Seas Worldwide by the way) and watch it drive away safely to your new home, wherever that may be: We have MoveCubes operating across the globe too so if you're leaving to start a new life overseas, give the team a call.

Our miniature shipping container is designed for long journeys, so when you see our driver lock the doors and take your belongings away to your chosen destination, you'll feel slightly more at ease than you would do with a 'man with a van'. It's this peace of mind that will take away some of the stress of the move. We guarantee it.

So are you interested? Well if you've got this far, you must be. Give us a call or get a quote and find the right size MoveCube for you; we've got a 6m shipping container, a 3m shipping container and a 2m shipping container.

Forget the man with a van or the friend with a station wagon. Do it right. Use a Seven Seas Worldwide container!

Posted in: Shipping, Moving Abroad, Commercial

Shipping Containers – The Alternative Method of Moving Your Stuff

30 April 2014

There are a lot of transport options out there for those moving home but which one is the best? Well, let’s break it down a bit.

There’s the man with a van but we’d advise against this. Nice though the man may be, his van may not be up to the job (due to age of the vehicle, weight of the boxes, space in the back, etc.) and unreliable transport is not a problem you’ll want to face on moving day. There’s hiring a van yourself but who wants the extra responsibility on an already busy and stressful day? Then there’s your dad and his hatchback. Don’t even go there.

The way forward for safe, secure and reliable moving is the use of shipping containers. ‘But how do they work?’ we hear you ask. ‘Won’t it cost a fortune just to get one delivered to my front door?’ No.  A shipping container isn’t as intimidating or expensive as you may think. There are a number of firms who specialise in container shipping and have networks in place that can deliver shipping containers to your door as if they were new phone directories. And there is one company in particular leading the way on shipping container rental: Seven Seas Worldwide. That’s us by the way.

The Seven Seas Worldwide MoveCube is our international shipping container service. Essentially, it’s a container inside a trailer which is brought to your home for you to load up. After 4-5 hours, we’ll return to collect the MoveCube again to take to its final destination. It couldn’t be simpler. We’ve been providing shipping containers for hire for several years now and operate out of the UK, Australia, South Africa, China, Hong Kong, Thailand and New Zealand. Just between you and me, they’re going down a storm in Australia with other countries steadily going the same way.

Other ship containers supplied by our competitors are often a bit on the industrial side. They’re big, cumbersome and loud metal boxes that will almost certainly guarantee your entire neighbourhood knows you’re leaving. Our MoveCubes are a bit more user-friendly and won’t make you feel as if you’ve got a job on the shipyards.

We’ve been in the moving business nearly twenty years and know a thing or two about safe and reliable relocation, so talk to us about the easy-to-use MoveCube, our small shipping containers specially designed for moving the contents of your home - and anything else you can think of - and let us take the stress out of the big day. They're perfect for moving abroad, too!

Posted in: Shipping

Sending Stuff to South Africa Just Got a Bit Easier

26 February 2014

We won't lie to you - this is probably only going to interest you if you're sending stuff to South Africa. However, from the kind of figures we've been receiving here at SSW HQ, that appears to be quite a lot of you. With that in mind, we're doing our best to make getting your personal belongings (and all other types of shipping to South Africa) easier than it used to be.

Whether you want to send a bag of clothes for charity or send the entire contents of your household back home, Seven Seas Worldwide can do the lot.

In the past, all customers were required to be in South Africa to receive their items otherwise SA Customs would treat the whole lot as a commercial import and tax accordingly. Not anymore. We have streamlined the process to reduce the documentation and minimise payments to SA Customs. With our own network in place in South Africa to import, customs clear and deliver your items to your chosen South African address without you needing to set foot there.

We will send you emails confirming each step of the process and letting you know the progress of your shipment. This can only be done because we control the whole process in the UK to SA, so we know what's happening.

But it doesn't stop there. Shipping documentation also made it a prerequisite that customers send their passports to us once they arrived in South Africa. We know it made people feel a little queasy to send off something as important as a passport so if you're returning from South Africa, we'll no longer ask this of you. It can remain in your 'safe place' (under the sofa where you kicked it by accident the other day).

So there you go. Not bad huh? If you're sending items to South Africa, Seven Seas Worldwide should be your first choice. We've reorganised the shipping process to make it as customer-friendly and cost-effective as possible. Get a shipping quote today and see how we can help you.

Posted in: Shipping, SSW, Packing

Door-to-Door Shipping - We've Got it Covered

18 February 2014

A lot of people ask "What the heck is it that you do?" and we'd be the first to admit that our business doesn't leap off the internet page and smack you around the face. That'd be weird if it did. So in this post, we're going to boil it down to one aspect of our service: Door-to-door.

We're very proud of the fact that we operate a service which is door-to-door for baggage shipping (and parcel shipping....and just about everything else shipping for that matter) throughout the world. Our competitors aren't as committed to door-to-door as we are. They'll lay it on thick about their professional service and shiny vans but they won't be as vocal about the fact that they'll drop your belongings off at the airport or a depot for you to pick up.

Imagine you're moving house. Yes, we know, even thinking about it is enough to send you hiding in the cupboard under the stairs. Now imagine you're moving to another country. The sheer volume of work involved is enough to make you rethink. But that's where Seven Seas Worldwide comes in. We're here to pick up all your packed boxes from the front door of your old address and ship them (or send by air freight) to the front door of your destination country. Our service is secure, reliable and affordable, so all you need to do is put your affairs in order and hug as many friends and family as you can before you leave for good, safe in the knowledge your stuff will be waiting for you at your new address.

Of course, you don't need to be moving house at all. Let's just say you're going on holiday from the UK to Australia and find you've packed too much for the journey. Providing you book ahead in time, Seven Seas Worldwide can ship your excess baggage abroad to your holiday destination, door-to-door. In fact, if you just want to board your plane with hand luggage and a magazine, we can take care of sending every item of your luggage abroad. No hidden baggage fees, no waiting by the carousel, no heavy luggage to drag around and a lot less time spent queuing. Think about that for a moment.

Now we can't offer a door-to-door service everywhere - despite the saying, the world is actually quite big, you know - but we operate a comprehensive door-to-door service in our key countries so get an instant quote now and see if we cover your area.

If we do, you won't find a better deal anywhere else.

Posted in: Shipping

Send it by SeaPost!

21 October 2013

Seven Seas Worldwide is pleased to announce the launch of a brand-spanking-new international shipping service called SeaPost. It's different from our other services because it's designed for commercial shipments only.

At the moment, the service operates out of the UK, so if you regularly use a freight forwarding company to send commercial shipments to Australia, New Zealand or South Africa, please read on. You could save yourself a packet.

The major air freight companies all have two things in common - they use the air to transport commercial goods and they're a tad on the pricey side. We're doing things differently at SeaPost. We only travel by sea to keep both the cost down and our carbon footprint small. Also, travelling by sea means we can take larger consignments. Providing you know how to plan ahead, sending your commercial goods by SeaPost is the sensible option for you and your business.

Our existing Baggage Worldwide service sends personal belongings and excess baggage all over the world via our global network of depots but it differs from SeaPost because it requires you to be at the other end to meet your stuff. With SeaPost, you don't have to travel anywhere. We'll take care of everything for you.

Of course, you may be asking 'Why can't I send my commercial goods via your existing service and pretend that they're personal belongings?' Good question. Because it's against the law and you will most likely be caught. If the authorities do inspect your belongings and discover this to be the case, you will incur an enormous fine that will put paid to any hopes you had of making a saving in the first place.

So what do you think? Can we do business? Check out our commercial shipping services today - or just head on over to our section on parcel shipping and find out more.

Posted in: Shipping, SSW