Here’s our best advice on packaging your boxes and pallets for safe shipment.
Follow these simple tips to ensure your shipment is delivered to your customer in perfect condition:
Use (new) boxes that are rigid, in a good condition (not damaged or wet) and do not tear easily. Used and damaged boxes lose their strength, which can damage your shipment.
Heavy items should even have more protection and support.
Items weighing 70kgs or above, should be put on a pallet for safety, ease of handling and protection
Here’s all you need to know about the size and weight of your shipments.
Large, lightweight packages are charged at their volumetric weight for the space they occupy, rather than their actual physical weight. To determine volumetric weight, first calculate the volume of your package and then multiply this figure by the relevant conversion factor.
Shipment Length in centimeters multiply by Width in centimeters multiply by Height in centimeters, divide by a factor of 5000.
Every shipment needs a consignment note also known as air waybill with a unique NTL consignment / air waybill number. It contains all the necessary details and accompanies your package through its journey.
The easiest way to prepare a consignment note /air waybill is using one of our online shipping tools such as my NTL. When you have entered all the details, a consignment note / air waybill will automatically be generated for printing on plain paper.
If you prefer not to use a shipping tool, you can contact us to request consignment /air waybill forms and complete them manually.
The consignment / air waybill number is your permanent reference number for your shipment. It can be used to track your shipment at any time.
A commercial invoice is a shipping document that is required for samples exported overseas. The invoice accompanies shipments, along with an AirWay Bill, to assist in overseas customs clearance.
It is recommended that all invoices are typed to satisfy customs requirements at destination. Please supply one original and three copies of the invoice, each with an original signature.
To further assist you, we have prepared a commercial invoice, which you can fill-in on screen, and then print directly onto your letterhead.
The following information must be included when completing a commercial Invoice: