Caribbean Cargo DC (CCDC) offers the following tips for good discretion and care when packing boxes or barrels:
If you are using used boxes, cover up ALL markings with adhesive tapes. Otherwise, use new moving boxes.
Bottles containing any liquid e.g. oil, detergents should be placed in a plastic bag for shipping in case of a spill.
All covers on bottles should be taped for security. This also avoids possible spillage and damage to other contents.
Use of adequate padding to provide cushioning is strongly recommended for fragile or breakable items.
Each box should be filled fully. Do not use newspaper to fill any voids. Double boxing with foams in between is a good idea for very fragile items.
Do NOT pack hazardous materials such as alcohol, ammunition, aerosol, or perfumes. If you are not sure if an item may be hazardous, please check with a CCDC Customer Care Representative.
Close all boxes --- shut and sealed with strong adhesive tapes to ensure cargo is protected during transit.
All barrels should be padlocked. CCDC will add another layer of security such as a seal and labeled adhesive tape upon customer request. Additional fee may apply.
Label each box/barrels with Consignee’s full name, address and the country that you are shipping. Also add the number and amount of boxes (e.g. 1 of 4).
A packing list is always helpful to you, CCDC and the destination agent. Please provide your packing list in writing prior to shipment.
Any item of significant value should be declared to determine the need for insurance. CCDC can speak with you to guide you based on your needs.