A long-awaited parcel is a real joy, but you often have to be disappointed, because the contents of your parcel were damaged during the trip due to poor packaging. By following a few simple rules, it is not at all difficult to properly prepare the package and its contents for the trip.
1 – PACKAGING AND FILLING – CHOOSE THE RIGHT MATERIALS
New and/or used boxes and/or bags (Figure 1) are the most commonly used packaging materials for transporting small items. New boxes are one of the best choices, but they typically only serve one trip, while travel bags are a good choice for a reusable packaging. The packaging must be larger than the items to be packed. Properly sized packet will allow the desired items to be loaded properly, it will not touch the walls of the package, which will reduce the likelihood of damage to the contents of the consignment.
Paper, bubble wrap or packing granules (Fig. 2) – these materials will fill the cavities of the package and prevent your items from moving inside the package. This will protect the items. It is also advisable to apply padding to the bottom of the package before loading the items into the package, and to cover with padding after loading.
2 – PACKAGING OF FRAGILE OR VERY FRAGILE ITEMS
To protect fragile or fragile items during shipment, it is advisable to wrap them in protective packaging materials (Figure 2). Pack fragile items so that they do not come into direct contact with each other and do not hit the walls of the package during transport (Figure 3).
3 – INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED ON THE SHIPMENT LABEL
Each individual consignment package (if the consignment consists of more than 1 package) must have a label indicating the consignee’s details: the consignee’s name, surname, exact delivery address, postal code, telephone numbers of contact persons. Everything is shown in Figure 4.
4 – TRANSPORT MARKING OF SHIPMENTS
The consignor must carry out transport marking of the consignments before they are handed over. The purpose of marking loads or packages – to indicate by symbols how the load is to be handled during loading on the vehicle as well as during transport. It is important to mark the consignments with the signs shown in Figure 4: No.1 indicates the transport position of the consignment and No.2 indicates that the consignment contains fragile/brittle items, if the consignment does not contain such items, the mark No.1 is sufficient.
5 – PROHIBITED ITEMS
Draudžiami siųsti yra daiktai, prekės, medžiagos, kurių vežimas (įvežimas, išvežimas, gabenimas) yra uždraustas pagal bent vienos iš valstybių, kurių teritorija vykdomas vežimas, teisę (įskaitant alkoholį ir tabaką). Keletas draudžiamų dėti į siuntas daiktų:
narkotikai ir kitos nelegalios prekės;
Norint išvengti nesklandumų, rekomenduojama sužinoti tikslesnę informaciją apie šalies reikalavimus dar prieš kelionę.
6 – PERMISSIBLE AMOUNT OF ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO FOR PASSENGERS:
Each passenger shall be entitled to carry not more than the following quantities of the following substances:
400 cigarillos (cigars weighing not more than 3 grams each),
1 kg of tobacco,
10 liters of spirits,
20 liters of strong wine,
90 liters of wine (of which not more than 60 liters of sparkling wine),
110 liters of beer.