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Ship Barrels To Africa


Barrel Shipping To Africa

Shipping Barrels or Fiber Drums to Africa can save you time and money, these barrels are made of strong fiber and can be secured with strong lid to protect the contents of your shipments. Ocean shipping of these drums and barrels to Africa can save you up to 70% OFF DHL and FedEx Rates. This is the most affordable way to ship barrels to Africa and save.

Barrel Packaging

Fiber drums come in 55, 20 Gallon capacity, the drums are easy to transport and will be correctly labeled for shipment.

20 Gallon Drums has a capacity of 300 LBs. It weights 10 Lbs empty.

55 Gallons Drums has a capacity of 400 LBs and weight 17 Lbs empty.

Ship Barrels To Africa

This is the most cost effective way to ship Household items, Clothes, electronics to Africa, cost savings from 60 to 75% and transit time ranges between 4 and 5 weeks.

With ocean shipping, customers pay for the cubic space and not necessary the weight. So you can load these barrels all the way with clothes and household items to maximize your savings. We have included these price listing to give you an idea on cost to ship barrels to Africa, cost excludes Customs Duty Taxes and Broker fees. Based on One Cubic Meter (1CBM = 3 x 55 Gallon Drums)

  • Nigeria, Lagos ($750.00 1st CBM $600.00 each additional)
  • Kenya, Mombasa ($750.00 1st CBM $600.00 each additional)
  • Cameroon, Douala ($750.00 1st CBM $600.00 each additional)
  • Morocco, Casablanca ($750.00 1st CBM $350.00 each additional)
  • Ivory Coast, Abidjan ($750.00 1st CBM $600.00 each additional)
  • Ghana, Tema ($750.00 1st CBM $600.00 each additional)
  • (CBM = Cubic Meter)

To get started and request an International Shipping Quote: (978)851-0199


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International Shipping Containers


Freight Containers Specification

Besides commonly used 20’STD, 40’STD and 40’HC ocean freight containers, there are numerous of other types of sea containers including 45′ High Cube, Open Tops and Flat Racks sizes of 20′ and 40′ etc. However, as a rule, these types of sea freight containers are subject to equipment availability from Steam Ship Lines (or direct carriers or International Transportation Companies). In certain circumstances, it can be limited. Then, if you ship a regular cargo by sea, we suggest planning your sea freight shipment by using one of these three types of Ocean freight containers below.

20′ Standard Sea Freight Container

  • Interior Dimensions (L x W x H): 5.919 m x 2.340 m x 2.380 m (19′-5” x 7′-8” x 7′-9′ 1/2”)
  • Door Opening (W x H): 2.286 m x 2.278 m (7′-6″ x 7′-5 1/2″)
  • Tare Weight: 1,900 kg (4,189 lbs)
  • Cubic Capacity: 33.0 cbm (1,165 cubic ft)
  • Payload* :22,100 kg (48,721 lbs)

40′ Standard Sea Freight Container

  • Interior Dimensions (L x W x H): 12.051 m x 2.340 m x 2.380 m (39′-6 1/2”x 7′-8” x 7′-9 1/2”)
  • Door Opening (W x H): 2.286 m x 2.278 m (7′-6″ x 7’-5 1/2″)
  • Tare Weight: 3,084 kg (6,799 lbs)
  • Cubic Capacity: 67.3 cbm (2,377 cubic ft)
  • Payload*: 27,397 kg (60,401 lbs)

40′ High Cube Ocean Freight Container

  • Interior Dimensions (L x W x H): 12.056 m x 2.347 m x 2.684 m (39′-6 1/2” x 7′-8 1/4”x 8′-9 1/2”
  • Door Opening (W x H): 2.340 m x 2.585 m (7′-8″ x 8′-5 3/4″)
  • Tare Weight: 2,900 kg (6,393 lbs)
  • Cubic Capacity: 76.0 cbm (2,684 cubic ft)
  • Payload*: 29,600 kg (65,256 lbs)

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FCL is an abbreviation for “Full Container Load” for Import and Export cargo to and from the USA. This term is commonly used to describe an Ocean freight service that is designed for ocean freight shipments of cargo where shipper has exclusive use of sea freight container. Usually, the containers are loaded by propositional international movers and sealed at the shipper’s facility. Then it transported by ocean, rail and/or truck directly to the point of final destination.

Shipping Terms:

Port to Port:

The economic solutions for International shippers looking to save money on their international move. If you are a college student or just someone who looking to save money this may be the best solution for you, with receiving terminals in all major cities you can drop your shipment off at the nearest warehouse or port facility and pick it up from the port or terminal of your destination. This is the most economical way to ship your goods overseas. The customer is responsible for any duty taxes, broker & storage fees.

Door to Port or Terminal:

This service is for the customers that are not near a local terminal or does not have means of transportation to deliver their shipment to the nearest warehouse. We will arrange pickup of your household goods at your residents and transport them to our consolidation warehouse in Tewksbury MA, Boston Warehouse or port of exit. We offer a basic freight pick up for self-pack customers as well as full packing and loading services if needed. The shipment will go to the nearest port of destination where the shipper would arrange for their own pickup and customs clearance of their cargo. Please make sure to give us enough advance notice to arrange for a door pick up.  For a free quote, visit us here

Warehouse to Door:

This service is for the customer that is near a local terminal that would like to save money on the moving or trucking charges but would like to have the shipment delivered to their door at the destination. The shipper would need to drop off the boxes at the warehouse and we will handle the door delivery, offloading, customs clearance and removal of debris. Customer will be contacted by the broker to clear shipment and pay any taxes or fees prior to delivery to their destination.

Door to Door:

International Door to Door service is designed for busy people that what to leave the shipping to the professionals. We specialize in the export packing and shipping of household goods and personal effects, automobiles, boats and general cargo. We handle customs clearance of all cargo as well as door delivery and offloading worldwide.


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Ship Care Packages


Great ideas on how to ship and what to ship in Care packages to students. Express your love and ship your care packages with us today, we have the right packaging material to ensure that your care package arrives safely and on time. Your loved ones would appreciate it. After the excitement of being on their own wears off, students typically find themselves longing for home.

And while the last thing some students may want is to have their parents visiting every weekend, care packages and letters from home are almost always appreciated. It’s a constant reminder that you’re not going through (the transition to college life) alone, It takes you away from the textbooks for a minute. It really puts a smile on their faces.

Ship Care Packages: Express your love and ship your care packages with us today, we have the right packaging material to ensure that your care package arrives safely and on time. Your loved ones would appreciate it. After the excitement of being on their own wears off, students typically find themselves longing for home. And while the last thing some stud … Read More

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Ship Care Packages to your College Bound Kids!


Ship Care Packages:

Express your love and ship your care packages with us today, we have the right packaging material to ensure that your care package arrives safely and on time. Your loved ones would appreciate it. After the excitement of being on their own wears off, students typically find themselves longing for home.

And while the last thing some students may want is to have their parents visiting every weekend, care packages and letters from home are almost always appreciated. It’s a constant reminder that you’re not going through (the transition to college life) alone, It takes you away from the textbooks for a minute. It really puts a smile on their faces.

Care Packages for Students:

Find Correct College Address:

First and foremost, find out where it needs to be sent. Call the college and see if packages can be delivered to the student’s dorm or should they be sent through the college’s student post office. It is also a good idea to get a return receipt, or get tracking for your care packages. This way it is easily tracked if the package should get lost.Take your package to Neighborhood Parcel and they will help you package and ship it to anywhere in the world at some of the lowest rates.

Perishable Items

Anything that may perish within three days is not a good idea to send. This is especially true if the package cannot be delivered directly to your college student’s dorm room.

Send Items They Can Use

Towels, toiletries and laundry detergent are just a few items that any college student would appreciate. Keep them stocked up with these items instead of sending the money for them. This saves them time.

Send Extra

Dorm friends abound, especially when a package arrives. Send a little extra for your college student to share.

Get Personal

Personal items such as pictures of the family dog can uplift any college student out of the studying and too busy funk. Try a humorous card with a personal note, it will make a great memory for them.

Care Packages Ideas:

Food Items for Care Packages

  • Potato chips
  • Corn Chips
  • Pretzels
  • Tea
  • Coffee
  • Hot cocoa
  • Ramen noodles
  • Canned pasta meals
  • Cookies
  • Mints
  • Gum
  • Candy bars or other chocolate
  • Microwave popcorn
  • Mac and Cheese
  • Instant oatmeal

Personal Items for Care Packages

  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Feminine napkins
  • Tampons
  • Shower shoes
  • Lotion
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Towel
  • Wash cloth
  • Toothbrush holder
  • Makeup
  • Deodorant
  • Contact lens solution
  • Hairspray

School Supplies

  • Pen
  • Pencil
  • Paper – lined or plain
  • Notebooks
  • Sticky notes
  • Highlighters
    Other Items for Care Packages
  • Roll of quarters, dimes, nickels for laundry room.
  • Laundry detergent
  • Fabric softener
  • Recent magazine
  • Recent hometown newspaper
  • Motivational book
  • Devotional book
  • Air freshener
  • Paper towels
  • Napkins
  • Dish soap
  • Dish cloth
  • Phone card
  • Envelopes
  • Stamps
  • Pictures of recent event
  • Photo album
  • Letters and drawings from younger siblings
  • Video of family sending their love
  • Blank CDs
  • Holiday decorations
  • All purpose spray cleaner
  • Trash can liners 
Featured Wooden Crate Packaging

Crate Packaging History Massachusetts


Crate History in Massachusetts

The first documented writings in the US about shipping crates is in a 1930 handbook (Technical Bulletin No. 171) written by C. A. Plaskett for the US Department of Agriculture although his writing imply that crates were defined before that time. C. A. Plaskett was known for his extensive testing and defining of various components of transport packaging.

Construction of Wood Crates

Although the definition of a wooden crate as compared to a wooden box is clear, construction of the two often results in a container that is not clearly a crate or a box. Both wooden crates and wooden boxes are constructed to contain unique items, the design of either a crate or box may use principles from both. In this case, the container will typically be defined by how the edges and corners of the container are constructed. If the sheathing (either plywood or lumber) can be removed, and a framed structure will remain standing, the container would likely be termed a crate. If removal of the sheathing results in no way of fastening the lumber around the edges of the container, the container would likely be termed a wooden box.

Crates can be made of wood, plastic, metal or other materials. The term ‘crate’ often implies a large and/or strong container. Most plastic crates are smaller and are more commonly called a case or container. Metal is rarely used because of its weight. When metal is used, a crate is often constructed as an ‘open crate’ and may be termed a ‘cage’. Although a crate may be made of any material, for these reasons, the term ‘crate’ used alone often implies one constructed of wood.

Design of Crates

There are many variations of wooden crate designs. By far the most common are ‘closed’, ‘open’ and ‘framed’. A Closed Crate is one that is completely or nearly completely enclosed with material such as plywood or lumber boards. When lumber is used, gaps are often left between the boards to allow for expansion. An Open Crate is one that (typically) uses lumber for sheathing. The sheathing is typically gapped by at various distances. There is no strict definition of an open crate as compared to a closed crate. Typically when the gap between boards is greater than the distance required for expansion, the crate would be considered an open crate. The gap between boards would typically not be greater than the width of the sheathing boards. When the gap is larger, the boards are often considered ‘cleats’ rather than sheathing thus rendering the crate unsheathed. An unsheathed crate is a frame crate. A Frame Crate is one that only contains a skeletal structure and no material is added for surface or pilferage protection. Typically an open crate will be constructed of 12 pieces of lumber, each along an outer edge of the content and more lumber placed diagonally to avoid distortion from torque.Ship Wooden crates

When any type crate reaches a certain size, more boards may be added. These boards are often called Cleats. A cleat is used to provide support to a panel when that panel has reached a size that is may require added support based on the method of transportation. Cleats may be placed anywhere between the edges of a given panel. On crates, cleat placement is often determined by the width of the plywood used on plywood sheathed crates. On other crates, cleats are often evenly spaced as required to strengthen the panel. Sometimes two cleats are added across the top panel of a crate placed as needed to give the top of the crate added strength where lifting chains or straps may press on the crate while lifting.

Cleats may have more specific names based on added benefit they provide. Some published standards only use those more descriptive terms and may never refer to these various lumber components as cleats. For example, lumber placed under the top of a wood container to add support for a large top are called “joists”. Lumber is built into the mid-section of the top of a wood container to strengthen the top are called “cleats”. When the cleats are enlarged and constructed to support a large top, they may generically be termed “cleats” or more specifically be termed “joists”.

“Skids” or thick bottom runners, are sometimes specified to allow forklift trucks access for lifting.

Transportation methods and storage conditions must always be considered when designing a crate. Every step of the transportation chain will

result in different stresses from shock and vibration. Differences in pressure, temperature and humidity may not only adversely affect the content of the crate, but also will have an effect on the holding strength of the fasteners (mostly the nails and staples) in the crate.

Although the above definition most always stands true, there are many slightly altered or ‘sub-definitions’ used by and in various organizations,

agencies and documents. This is the result of the small size of the industry and the fact that a single, finite definition of an item that is different every time it is made can be difficult to define.

IATA, the International Air Transport Association, for example, doesn’t allow crates on airplanes because it defines a crate as an open transport container. Although a crate can be of the Open or Framed variety, having no sheathing, a Closed crate is not open and is equally as safe to ship in as a wooden box, which is allowed by IATA.

In general conversation, the term crate is often used to denote wooden boxes and crates simply to shorten the term however in commercial use; the misuse of the term could result in a container that is not suitable for its intended use.

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