Fragile and high value goods can be some of the most important items you’ll ever need to ship – they require more than just special care and attention.
Here’s how we define fragile and high value goods:
If your shipment looks like it could easily break, then chances are it probably could. But there are some more common, everyday items that may be more delicate than you think.
Artwork and antiques are obvious examples. But items such as musical instruments and electrical equipment with screens are also classed as fragile goods.
Individual shipments with a high monetary value – such as luxury items and specialist industrial equipment – often require tailored shipping solutions to ensure peace of mind.
If you’re shipping goods worth more than 25,000 EUR, you’ll need to get in touch with us before you ship.
Countries often have strict rules regarding the import and export of large amounts of currency and other high value items. It’s important to check whether the goods you’re shipping are compliant with the relevant regulations.
Learn more about restricted and prohibited items here.
While we do everything in our power to keep your goods safe, no shipper in the world can give a 100% guarantee. What we can do is offer world-class service and expert advice every step of the way.
If it’s speed you need, a dedicated vehicle or a tailor-made solution, our services give you the flexibility to find the right fit for your business.
Let us create a bespoke solution for your fragile or high value goods. Whether you require an On Board Courier, a Dedicated Vehicle or an Air Charter, we can handle the most complex of demands.
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For some shipments, arriving late is the same as not arriving at all. With our Express services, you can select the speed you need from a wide range of delivery times – with online tracking available every step of the way.
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For extra reassurance, consider insuring your fragile or high value shipment with a reliable insurance provider. In some cases, we may also be able to provide cover. Talk to a member of our team to find out more.
Poor packaging is the biggest cause of shipment damage during transport. It’s down to you to pack your shipments safely and adequately, so take your time when packing your fragile or high value goods. Here are some of our top packing tips:
Lightweight boxes may keep the weight of your shipment down, but they put fragile goods at serious risk of damage. Try to use the strongest boxes available. Also, make sure there’s plenty of space for protective packaging.
Keep your shipment as robust as possible by filling any excess voids. Use dunnage, air bags, bubble wrap or paper to fill up spare space. This will add an extra layer of rigidity to your shipment.
For items weighing over 70 kg, you’ll need to ship your goods on a pallet. Pallets provide rigidity and an extra level of protection for heavier items. Learn more about how to prepare the perfect pallet here.
Check out our packing guidelines for more detailed tips.
Our team are on hand to answer any questions you may have. Contact us today – we’re ready to help you out.