How to ship your personal effects overseas.
Need to ship a small to medium quantity of personal effects to your overseas destination?
Looking for an economical and safe option?
INTERNATIONAL ECONOMY SHIPPING
Call Sefco at 888-268-0565Feel free to ask for our advice and recommendations.
Here are some suggestions for the economically minded shipper.
For our Sefco E-Economy Self-Service Customers
Pack it yourself, send us a certified copy of your packing list*
and we will give you one flat price for this extra large shipping carton,
from your USA zip code, to practically any overseas destination.
(*ask us for advice)
This is what we call "The Super Box"
We can put our Sefco Export customers in direct contact with the manufacturer.
Buy it online and they will deliver it to your door. You can self-pack and load it.
We pickup/receive and ship when you are ready.
Pallet-Sized Bulk Pack Shipping Containers
Purchase these 45-cubic foot heavy-duty shipping cartons
which are made to fit onto a standard 48" x 40" x 40" pallet.
• Extra large, extremely sturdy containers
• Ideal for shipping and storing bulky items
• 350-lb. corrugated test with double wall, BC flute construction
• Optional lift-off lid (must be stapled before use)
• Ships motor freight
Options include: Buy the container direct from the manufacturer
and let us know when you will be ready for pickup, or you arrange to self-deliver
the prepackaged goods to our CFS receiving/shipping warehouse for export.
Have you decided to become a Sefco Export customer?
We can help you order products and export packing materials.
Any purchasing arrangements
made through Sefco Export will be based on our proforma invoice including a minimum p/a handling fee of $ 250.
We can recommend materials and direct you to specific item numbers on the manufacturers catalogue.
Often manufacturers will have a minimum order size.
Note: Sefco Export can professionally package
your goods for export - when full origin packing and overseas shipping services are requested.
Or, we can ship/handle only where the client self-packs.
Sefco Export customer service
The first step:
Become a Sefco customer.
Clients can have access to our industry sources
Purchase high-quality professional export packing materials designed specifically for the shipping industry.
INDUSTRY CONTACTS/SUPPORT SERVICES: access to vendors/database contacts require becoming a Sefco Export shipping customer first.
Please send in your payment
with paperwork as per instructions from our sales department.
Please fill in our online inquiry form for all requests.
Choices: It's either full O/A (professional origin services) or
D.I.Y. shippers "do it themselves" and deliver to the terminal
Sample photos of export packaging materials in PDF format
Sefco Premium Origin Services
"K/D" knock down, easy to assemble
Made in North Carolina, sold in lots of seven or more.
Sefco does not sell single units; upon receipt of funds for a shipping account, our office will make arrangements for
a Sefco Export approved packer to pack/load into lift-vans. Economy shippers will need to book their cargo with
payment and paperwork on file. Booking confirmation and access to customer support services follow thereafter.
Sending a small load?
The best insurance you can have is good secure packaging.
No amount of insurance can protect your cargo if it is poorly or improperly packaged.
Consider buying a shipping trunk [click here to get vendor contacts] or a heat treated wooden crate.
|"Vault-like" protection for your export shipments.|
- 1/4" thick plywood prevents transportation and weather damage.
- Ships flat for easy storage.
- Assembles in minutes with only a screwdriver.
- S-9921 comes without pallet.
- Heat-treated for export shipments.
Sefco Export customers:
Ask our sales manager for help in locating your export packaging materials.
We will make our vendor resources available to all clients with a deposit on record.
does not sell export packaging materials without a formal p/a purchasing agreement.
If you plan to purchase through Sefco,
please refer to any proforma invoice we provide for your order.
Our P-premium service export packing and shipping clients
will have the cost of all labor and export packaging materials included in our rate.
Our clients who opt to use our E-economy service where "you self-pack, we-ship"
can be in direct contact with recommended vendors and manufacturers.
Many vendors will only serve established corporate accounts.
In that case, buying through Sefco will make things easier for you.
To properly service your account, please make sure we have received your deposit.
This way we can open your export/import file and know for sure that we will be working on your account.
What is a pallet and where can I find them?
Self Service Resources:
Learn more about Pallets and Packaging
View Sefco's photo gallery: liftvans, crates and pallets
Example: "A nice pallet company in the SF Bay area."
I CALLED THIS PALLET COMPANY TO FIND OUT ABOUT IF THEY WOULD SELL TO AN INDIVIDUAL SHIPPER
AND THEY DEFINITELY WILL BUT IT WILL BE A $100.00 MIN. CHARGE + SHIPPING CHARGES TO THEIR RESIDENCE.
WHAT DOES $100.00 GET YOU:
3 BRAND NEW PLASTIC PALLETS AT $23.95/PIECE + 2 ROLLS OF SHRINK WRAP AND COUPLE OF BANDS
6 STRING/BLOCK PALLETS (PREHEAT TREATED HARDWOOD) PALLETS @ $12.95/PALLET + 2 ROLLS OF SHRINK WRAP AND COUPLE OF BANDS.
THEY KNOW ALL ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL WOOD REQUIREMENTS AND ALSO TAILOR MAKE WOODEN CRATES AND LIFTVANS TO ORDER. VERY HELPFUL.
ASK FOR ANNA 408-946-4971
On the internet: larsonpallet.com
This pallet vendor is independent from Sefco Export.
If you want to, buy pallets from them. Then use Sefco Export to ship it overseas.
How much to ship it overseas?
Please refer to our online rate guides:
From USA warehouse (25+ locations)
To terminal overseas (200+ locations)
Non-hazardous cargo only - Pre-Packed Personal Effects
terminal to terminal only
Warehouse to Door Service
"USA - Euro-Delivery Service",
includes EU clearance/door delivery:
Ready to go?
Please remember to fill print out and complete our standard contract form:
Email Sefco Export for rates and bookings
Email Sefco at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Need a specific point to point rate confirmation?
Give us your info: www.sefco-export.com/shipping/online_request.htm
Just looking for general advice?
Please read this: www.sefco-export.com/steps.htm
Looking for additional resources
for purchasing packaging material and shipping
Have a look: informal-advice.htm # self service tools
We do suggest that cargo come in already secured onto a pallet.
What does a pallet look like? Please feel free to surf our website
to see our special online content and
pallets, liftvans, shipping containers...
including photos, commentary and general guidance.