What is export packaging ?

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Export Packaging Requirements
Packaging, containers, labeling and documentation are the most important components of shipping a package overseas. Every individual package must be shipped in the proper carton, equipped with sufficient paperwork to avoid items being damaged, delayed or detained. Sometimes companies will ship many items in a bulk-sized 20- or 40-foot containers, reducing the materials necessary to package and label each one. But even a large container has to be properly labeled and adequately documented.

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What is export packaging ?

  1. 1. What is export packaging?Exports Packaging, INTERNATIONAL EXPORT PACKAGINGLabelling and packaging your goods for exportWhat is export packaging?This page explains how to make sure your export packaging is good enough so that yourgoods arrive intact and undamaged with your overseas buyer. Export packaging is alsooften referred to as transport packaging, which is one of three main types of packagingthat are likely to be needed for exported goods.• Transport or export packaging is the outermost layer of packaging and isdesigned to protect your goods during transit. Examples include wooden crates, metaldrums and plastic shrink-wrapping. See the page in this guide on your export packagingoptions.• Outer packaging is an intermediate layer of packaging, which often also serves aretail-promotion purpose. An example would be a box containing multiple units thatdoubles as a retail display fixture and can be placed directly on a shop shelf, as iscommon with many convenience foods.
  2. 2. • Sales packaging is the immediate layer of packaging around your goods – thepackaging that remains when the goods reach their end-user. Examples include thebottles in which beverages are contained, or the boxes many electronics items are soldin. Sales packaging often also serves a marketing purpose by containing prominentbranding images and information.These three types of packaging work like Russian dolls – each layer of packaging iscomplete on its own terms, but contained within a further layer of outer packaging.This guide is concerned primarily with export or transport packaging, but it makes senseto consider all your packaging choices together at the outset.An overview of the three main types of packaging – sales packaging, outer packagingand export packagingExport packagingPackaging,labelling;container,box;carton;crate;sack,net,sling;drum,transit,transport,shipping,freight,cargo,bulk,break-bulk,carrier,shipper,airfreight,dock,port,exportdocumentation, handling instructions, cargo handlers,tri-wall,dangerousgoods,pallet,loading,unloading,dunnage,protection,freight forwarder, packagingwaste,hytosanitary,packaging trade association,An overview of the three main types of packaging – sales packaging, outer packagingand export packagingLabelling and packaging your goods for exportWhat is export packaging This page explains how to make sure your export packaging isgood enough so that your goods arrive intact and undamaged with your overseas buyer.Export packaging is also often referred to as transport packaging, which is one of threemain types of packaging that are likely to be needed for exported goods.Transport or export packaging is the outermost layer of packaging and is designed toprotect your goods during transit. Examples include wooden crates, metal drums andplastic shrink-wrapping. See the page in this guideHow you can choose to ship your goods – from loose and unpacked to palletized andcontainerized our export packaging optionsOuter packaging is an intermediate layer of packaging, which often also serves a retail-promotion purpose. An example would be a box containing multiple units that doubles asa retail display fixture and can be placed directly on a shop shelf, as is common withmany convenience foods
  3. 3. Sales packaging is the immediate layer of packaging around your goods – the packagingthat remains when the goods reach their end-user. Examples include the bottles in whichbeverages are contained, or the boxes many electronics items are sold in. Salespackaging often also serves a marketing purpose by containing prominent brandingimages and information.These three types of packaging work like Russian dolls – each layer of packaging iscomplete on its own terms, but contained within a further layer of outer packaging.This guide is concerned primarily with export or transport packaging, but it makes senseto consider all your packaging choices together at the outset.Packaging Machine Suppliers in KenyaThis section contains Packaging Machine Suppliers that manufacture, import, exportand/or distribute Packaging Machines & Machinery: Blister Packaging Machines,Capping Machines, Cartoning Machines, Case and Tray Forming Machines,Checkweighing Machines, Cleaning Machines, Closing Machines, ConvertingMachines, Conveying and Accumulating, Drying Machines etc..Packaging Suppliers, Packaging Suppliers in KenyaThis section contains Packaging Suppliers that manufacture, import, export and/ordistribute Packagings: Adhesive Tapes, Adhesives, Aluminium Bags, AluminiumBarrels, Aluminium Cups, Ampoules, Bag-in-box Packagings, Bags & Sacks, Barrels,Big Bags ,Exports Packaging in Kenya,Kenya Export Packaging Box, Kenya ExportPackaging Box ,Kenya Quality Packaging Exports, Kenya Quality PackagingExports,Kenya – Packaging machine Suppliers, Companies, Manufacturers .ContactTINSEL CARGO & OIL COMPANYCOMMERCE HOUSE3RD FLOOR, SUITE 311,MOI AVENUE, NAIROBI.P.O. BOX 79456-00200 NAIROBI, KENYATELE FAX: +254-20-2229781,Cellphone: +254-722-761587,+254-734-939308Website: www.tinselcargo.comEMAIL: info@tinselcargo.com
  4. 4. Export Packaging RequirementsPackaging, containers, labeling and documentation are the most important components ofshipping a package overseas. Every individual package must be shipped in the propercarton, equipped with sufficient paperwork to avoid items being damaged, delayed ordetained. Sometimes companies will ship many items in a bulk-sized 20- or 40-footcontainers, reducing the materials necessary to package and label each one. But even alarge container has to be properly labeled and adequately documented. 1. Packaging Cartons o Proper packaging helps to ensure the shipped item arrives to its intended destination undamaged. Perforation, moisture, breakage and excess weight are the four major elements to consider when choosing packaging materials. An exporter can choose between crates, barrels, heavy duty bags and corrugated boxes, as long as the material is durable, puncture-proof and moisture-resistant. If an exporter is shipping many items together, it might be more feasible to ship the entire lot in a container, as this can help minimize the risk of damages. 2. Bulk Containers o Exporters use 20- or 40-foot containers to ship large quantities of unpackaged materials together. When lots of materials are containerized, less protection is required because the items are protected by the large steel container. Because it is unlikely that the contained items will be removed while in transit, the contents should stay protected and intact from truck to ship to rail. Containerizing a mass-quantity of goods also helps them pass through the various frontiers and ports quicker, as border controllers, customs and governmental regulatory bodies only need to check one set of labeling and documentation. 3. Labeling o Shipping regulations mandate that all packaging and containers must be properly labeled. Labeling helps to ensure the package is properly handled, sensitive information, i.e., the shipments value, is protected, and any safety requirements needed in handling the package are apparent. The overseas buyer can also specify additional labeling requirements, such as the shippers mark, country of origin, packaging weight and dimensions. Some international buyers also request symbolic representation for handling and cautionary marks, and sometimes require warnings in the languages of origin and destination.
  5. 5. 4. Documentation o Documentation is one of the most important components of export packaging materials because the paper trail is what authorities use to permit the packages entry across the various frontiers. Conventional forms of shipping include one or more of the following carriers: air, train, truck or ocean freight shipping. For any of these forms of transportation, the shipper needs to provide an airway bill or bill of lading, which are the contract between the shipper and carrier. Other necessary documentation includes the commercial invoice, certificate of origin, packing list, exporters declaration of the goods value and insurance certificate. Different countries require additional documentations, such as the inspection certificate, dock receipt and warehouse receipt or export licensing, depending on the nature of goods being exported. Because each country can require different documentation, it is important for the exporter to investigate the destinations paperwork requirements.ContactTINSEL CARGO & OIL COMPANYCOMMERCE HOUSE3RD FLOOR, SUITE 311,MOI AVENUE, NAIROBI.P.O. BOX 79456-00200 NAIROBI, KENYATELE FAX: +254-20-2229781,Cellphone: +254-722-761587,+254-734-939308Website: www.tinselcargo.comEMAIL: info@tinselcargo.com

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