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Old Jul 1st 2005, 5:27 am
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Question locking your diy container?

hi,
can anyone tell me,how do you secure the container once you have loaded it up?

can i put my own heavy duty padlock on it? ,or do the shippers secure it with some kind of seal?

the last thing i want is things going missing,and sealing with own lock would give me some sort of peace of mind.

Any replies will be appreciated and thanks in advance.

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Old Jul 1st 2005, 5:39 am
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I dont thik you can lock it because customs will want to inspect it at the various ports of load/unload .

When the container is sealed it is sealed with a numbered tamper-proof seal by the container company, they should give you the number. Then when you get to unload it ( which you wont because it'll be done by the people in the docks ) they check the seal corresponds to hte one on the shipping manifest and isnt broken. If customs break it then they re-seal it with a new seal / number and tell the shippers .
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Originally Posted by spalen
I dont thik you can lock it because customs will want to inspect it at the various ports of load/unload .

When the container is sealed it is sealed with a numbered tamper-proof seal by the container company, they should give you the number. Then when you get to unload it ( which you wont because it'll be done by the people in the docks ) they check the seal corresponds to hte one on the shipping manifest and isnt broken. If customs break it then they re-seal it with a new seal / number and tell the shippers .
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thanks for fast reply spalen,just one more question then,is this numbered seal done in my presence,so as i can sign it off to confirm number matches the paperwork i get?
thanks again?
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Old Jul 1st 2005, 6:08 am
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Originally Posted by varsani
hi ,
thanks for fast reply spalen,just one more question then,is this numbered seal done in my presence,so as i can sign it off to confirm number matches the paperwork i get?
thanks again?
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It will be if you ask them to bring one with the container when they deliver the container - our lorry driver didnt have any with him so they did it at the depot.
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Originally Posted by spalen
It will be if you ask them to bring one with the container when they deliver the container - our lorry driver didnt have any with him so they did it at the depot.
thanks for your replies,have answered my questions,hoping to be in sunny/wet brisbane soon.
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Old Jul 2nd 2005, 1:29 am
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Default Re: locking your diy container?

Originally Posted by varsani
hi,
can anyone tell me,how do you secure the container once you have loaded it up?

can i put my own heavy duty padlock on it? ,or do the shippers secure it with some kind of seal?

the last thing i want is things going missing,and sealing with own lock would give me some sort of peace of mind.

Any replies will be appreciated and thanks in advance.

regards
varsani
If you put a padlock on, you must send the keys with your paper work ,or customs here will order your reicever to cut it off. Most over sea,s shipments are sealed with a BOLT LOCK these, once sealed can not be opened and have to be cut off with a bolt cutter............... mm
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Originally Posted by mr mover
If you put a padlock on, you must send the keys with your paper work ,or customs here will order your reicever to cut it off. Most over sea,s shipments are sealed with a BOLT LOCK these, once sealed can not be opened and have to be cut off with a bolt cutter............... mm
Like these http://www.vmsproducts.net/boltlocks.htm ........ mm
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Old Jul 2nd 2005, 3:35 am
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Originally Posted by mr mover
thanks mr mover,appreciate your reply.
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