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Packaging and labelling of goods

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Packaging and labelling of goods
Category: Terms and conditions

Packages

Outer packaging

The packaging (cardboard, plastic, wooden, metal box, etc.) must ensure that the cargo does not, in any way, pose risks to other consignments, the service provider or the environment.
The items inside the package must be protected against loss and damage in case the package is rotated in any direction, other packages are loaded on top of it, or when the package is jolted during loading or transporting.

Inner packaging

The empty space inside the package must be filled with filling material (paper, corrugated cardboard, bubble wrap, Styrofoam, paper granules, air bags, or other suitable materials) so that the transported item does not move inside the box and the package retains its original shape. The corners should be additionally reinforced, if possible.

Fragile items

Fragile items have to be packaged separately to ensure that they do not come into contact with each other or any surface of the outer packaging (box). Special labelling has to be used for fragile items.

Sealing the package

Upon proper packaging of the item, the box must be sealed (e.g. adhesive tape, plastic foil, etc.) to ensure that the packaging cannot be opened without damaging it or that it does not open during transit. Make note that the heavier the item is, the more firmly it needs to be packaged. In order to protect the contents of the package, we ask you to seal it using sealing materials bearing your company logo.

Labelling packages

All previously used stickers must be removed, and stickers generated in the web-based systems SmartShip or Prinetti must be placed on the largest surface area of the box, as shown in the image.
If the consignment includes several packages, please ensure that each package is properly labelled with a sticker carrying a unique identification number.

PACKAGING GOODS ON PALLETS

As a rule, heavy goods (>35kg) and goods requiring special handling must be packaged on a pallet.

The most common standard pallets are listed below:

TypeDimensions (mm)Standard weight up to …
½ EUR-pallet (teho pallet) 800×600 370 kg
EUR-pallet 800×1200 740 kg
FIN-pallet 1000×1200 925 kg

PLEASE REMEMBER THE FOLLOWING WHEN PACKAGING GOODS ON PALLETS:

  • The goods may not hang over the edge of the pallet.
  • It is also important to make maximum use of the pallet capacity to ensure that the goods do not move during shipping.
  • The goods must be firmly secured to the pallet using different types of materials (plastic foil, plastic and metal packaging bands, etc.).
  • Upon placing the units of goods on the pallet, special attention must be paid to ensuring that the units at the bottom withstand the pressure of the packages at the top, and that the stability of the pallet is ensured during all stages of the transport chain.
  • We recommend, when necessary, the use of additional means of protection (packing corners, various filling materials, anti-slip papers, inserts, etc.) for goods.

Labelling pallets

A pallet must be labelled with a sticker generated in the web-based systems SmartShip or Prinetti.
Special labelling must be used on the pallets of goods requiring special handling.
In the case of a mixed pallet, the pallet as a comprehensive unit of goods, as well as all the units of goods placed on the pallet, must be labelled, unless stated otherwise.

EXAMPLES OF IMAGES OF CORRECT AND INCORRECT PACKAGING

Appropriate labelling must be used for goods requiring special handling.

In order to protect the contents of the package, sealing materials bearing your company logo should be used, if possible.

Goods may not hang over the edge of the pallet.

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Maximum use of pallet capacity must be utilised, and the goods must be secured on the pallet using strong fastening materials.

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Units at the bottom must be able to withstand the pressure of the packages placed on top, and the stability of the pallet must be guaranteed during all stages of the transport chain.
If you have any further questions regarding packaging or labelling, please contact the transport managers of the transport chain.

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