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Clear Labelling and Careful Identification Systems

 

Packing Inventories 

An inventory or packing list is created during the loading stage of your International Removal. It is a detailed list of every item to be moved. Each item is allocated a number (via a labelling system – see below) which corresponds to the inventory.

On moving day, the foreman will note down every item as it is loaded onto the container or into the removal van. This document is then signed by the foreman and the customer. This document is used many times throughout your International Removal, including during customs clearance and when unloading your effects at your new residence. It is used to make sure that every single item which was loaded at origin is checked off at each stage of the move.

Labelling System

Each item in your consignment will be labelled using a colour coding system and with the following information:

  • Customer Name
  • Customer Reference Number
  • Destination
  • Method of Transportation (e.g. SEA / AIR / ROAD)
  • Package Number

Careful identification is a key part of the John Mason Quality System. Clear labelling at this stage ensures that your goods arrive safely at your destination.

Packing

Packing protects your items from the many hazards and risks which may occur during the journey of the shipment. Some examples of hazards include the following:

  • The shipping vessel on which your consignment is located may experience rough seas and therefore the contents of the container are subject to movement
  • There may be temperature fluctuations as the consignment travels through different climates
  • Accidents such as vehicle accidents can cause ‘shock’ to goods which can cause breakages

John Mason International wrap and pack all international shipments with a process known as ‘export wrap’. This involves a higher degree of protection than that which would be necessary for a domestic move for example. Specialist packing materials which have been developed for international moving are used and skilled packers make sure that all furniture and household goods are fully protected.

Loading

When a shipping container is loaded, there are various techniques which are employed by John Mason International crew members to make sure that the shipment is as secure and as safe as possible.

A few examples are:

  • Heavy items are always placed below lighter items.
  • Cartons are packed as tightly as possible to restrict unnecessary movement and so that the load will not change position during transit.
  • Flat surfaces are always placed against other flat surfaces whenever possible.

Our Credentials

As one of the leading providers of overseas removals on a national and international scale, we pride ourselves on providing a professional and friendly service from our highly trained and competent team. We have been recognised by the networks below and we are, therefore, proud of our credentials.
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New Zealand

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Moving with children

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Awards

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23 May 2018

Some of our Customer Reviews

Thank you and everybody involved, you are an excellent team and an absolute pleasure to deal with.

J.D. Liverpool, UK to Toronto, Canada -
July 2017

My whole experience with John Mason's has been very good, from having Tony surveying till today with the container being packed, I will definitely recommend John Mason to provide removal services.

M.H. South Shields, UK to Perth, Australia – July 2017

Thanks Suzanne for all your help – it’s not easy trying to sort things out from such a long distance away and you’ve been superb! Thank you!

C.H. Warrington, UK to Edmonton, Canada - August 2017

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