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Old Jul 4th 2016, 4:47 pm   #1
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Default Shipping Photographs via LCL Ocean Freight

I'd like some advice on shipping photographs for a lengthy sea voyage.

They'd go with my other boxes via LCL. There will be 31 days from Halifax across the Atlantic to Singapore in Sept/Oct, pallets unloaded/reloaded at Singapore, then by sea to Penang. They may be in transit for 60 days.

The photographs are currently in plastic sleeves (removed from their photo albums) & can fill a box around 16"x14"x24".
I have plastic storage totes that I'm packing inside cardboard boxes so I could use them.

What are the concerns with shipping photographs in this way?
How do you recommend I pack them?
Any other advice?

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hi,

we'd suggest a couple of things, make sure not to pack too many in one box as it could become heavy and the weight could cause them to 'stick'. Your plastic storage totes sound ideal, but make sure the box you load those within doesn't get too heavy to lift!

another great tip is scanning in the photos before shipping - if the worst happens and there is damage or loss then you still have a copy. You can do this yourself if you have a scanner or some of the high street photography shops offer this as a service too.

Hope that helps?
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