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Nightmare before Christmas? Plan on time with these dates

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We are in December, the month with the most shipments of the year.  A time when companies increase their consumption movements, individuals for gifts, and online stores pass the hangover of Black Friday. The increase in shipments is so large that the demand may surpass the supply of many operators. We explain how to cope with this “Nightmare Before Christmas.”   Read More

I’m going to Oceania! Quick Tips

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LALUNA-Australia-Nueva-Zelanda-envios-transporte-internacionalYou are thinking about making one of the biggest jumps in your life. You have decided you are going to take up work in Australia or have found a job in New Zealand: this is not the only reason. Also it is the matter of distance. In fact it is the greatest possible distance that you will travel.  However, you have already decided, the conditions are adequate, and you are so prepared that you don’t know why you still have doubts about what to bring with you. First Tip: bring what you will need the most on the plane. We all know that your suitcase will not fit everything and overstuffing your suitcase is impractical. . . so here’s a Second Tip: keep reading.

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Shipments to Greece, the blue land

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When we think of our shipments that go to Greece we imagen the country of the sea, or seas, since there are so many that bathe its coastline. When you think of our shipments to Greece, we come up with the image of the country of the sea, or seas, as many seas bathe its coastline. Its shores (yes plural) are found in the Mediterranean, but in turn the Ionian, the Aegean, the Cretan, the Libyan, and even the Adriatic seas. We call Malta the most Mediterranean country with all the seas and Italy as the land of beauty. But, let’s talk about the Hellenic Republic, its official name. A small nation with a lot to offer.

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Envíos a Singapur: la ciudad-estado global

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En Asía han surgido grandes imperios y algunas de las economías más importantes del mundo. China, Japón, India, auténticas potencias que concentran una gran parte de la población mundial. Entre Asia y Oceanía está el Sudeste Asiático, un conglomerado de penínsulas e islas con un gran peso en la economía global. Entre los países que forman esta región, uno destaca y no por su tamaño. Hablamos de la ciudad-león, la ciudad-estado y la ciudad-global, Singapur. Read More

Transportation insurance, what do they assure me and what not?

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Transportation insurance is an instrument by which an insurer accepts the risk that a good is transported without any damage, loss or impairment.

Normally, we are the shipping companies who mediate in your hiring. In addition to being authorized without the need to be insurance brokers, we do so by paying a premium price. Thus, in case of loss, whoever has insured the merchandise will be entitled to receive compensation.

The coverage of transportation insurance is designed mainly to cover industrial transportation of goods. Priority is given to shipments between companies, because packaging and protections designed for each means of transport are used. Therefore, in shipments of personal effects, coverage is very limited to risks such as loss or theft and not to the damage or impairment that the goods may suffer during transport.

Does transportation insurance cover any shipment?

As with any insurance contract, there are situations in which the merchandise, despite being insured, is excluded from coverage in certain situations. Below, we explain the most common situations in which you cannot get damage coverage, although you always have coverage for loss of shipment.

Crockery, glassware and small appliances.

These items, very common in personal shipments, are very fragile and delicate. If you want to transport them with full guarantees, use a moving company and not a shipping company. These items do not have coverage because the carriers do not manage the wrapping, protection and packaging. Since we are not able to confirm that these tasks have been done correctly and professionally, damage is not covered. It is useless that in case of damages you indicate that you used “a lot of bubbles” or that “you had wrapped them very well”. To the insurance company, protections and packaging are insufficient and they are a clear exclusion of coverage.

Computers, televisions and other screens …

As in the previous case, the main cause of damages is the use of inadequate packaging and protections. Even if you use the original packaging, the insurance company will not cover the cost due to insufficient packaging and protection.

The box in which the TV comes when it is bought in the store is not designed to be transported. The box has come inside another box called “transport packaging” that is no longer delivered to the store and comes bundled in pallets that guarantee integrity and safety during transportation.

Books

There are two reasons why books are not covered in case of damage:

  • If you put the books in a box and are not wrapped individually, rubbing can occur on the covers by contact with the box or other books.
  • If there are bottles with liquids in the box, they can break and spill the contents in the books. You will not get any compensation because liquids cannot be sent in boxes with books or other items.

In short, any item that are transported without being protected, wrapped and packed professionally will not be covered by damages. But they will count in case of theft or loss. Remember also that in case of loss, you need to correspond with the party making the claim and provide evidence that shows that the damaged goods were properly protected, wrapped and packed for the means of transport used.

At LA LUNA shipping® we have a wide range of transportation insurance and we will advise you on the best option. If you take out insurance on an excluded risk, you will not receive compensation, nor will the insurance company reimburse the cost paid.

Your carbon footprint: how do you calculate the environmental impact of your shipment?

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The concept of a carbon footprint is a complex calculation that sees what greenhouse gases (GHG) our actions emit, which allows us to study ways to make sustainable transports with lower environmental impact. The concept is based on different international regulations such as PAS 2050:2011 or ISO/TS 14067:2013, but in simple terms: the more gases emitted for a product to get from point A to point B, the greater its carbon footprint.
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Shipments to Japan, a traditionally modern country

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la-luna-shipping-laluna.coop-international-transport-courier-freight-cargo-carga-internacional-transporte-japon-japan-featureAcross Asia and beyond the Chinese seas are islands of considerable size that form one of the countries with the most contrasts that one can visit: Japan. In addition to being one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world, Japan is also one of the most liberals when it comes to its economy. And let’s not forget their culture, which has crossed borders and influenced teenagers across the world

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