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      Shipping bulky goods with Cargoboard

      As a trader, you can use Cargoboard to ship bulky goods nationally and throughout Europe. You can learn everything you need to know about shipping on this page. To ensure that your goods arrive intact and safely, you should pay particular attention to the correct packaging of bulky goods.

      From a unit weight of more than 30 kg, bulky goods must be transported on a pallet or in a box that can be lifted underneath. For more info on bulky goods packaging and maximum dimensions, see the bottom part of this page.

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      What do I have to ship as bulky goods?

      Shipments larger than 120 x 60 x 60 cm or heavier than 30 kg must be shipped as bulky goods. At Cargoboard you can ship bulky goods with a size of up to 240 x 120 x 220 cm and a weight of up to 1,000 kg via our general cargo shipping .

      You can also send larger shipments with dimensions of up to 400 x 240 x 240 cm and a weight of more than 1,000 kg through us.

      For these shipments , the loading and unloading of the truck must be secured by the customer’s side, since the maximum carrying weight of the lift truck and the lifting platform, with which our truck is equipped, is 1,000 kg.

      The right packaging for your bulky goods shipment

      When shipping bulky goods with Cargoboard, you must pay attention to the respective unit weight of the individual package. From a unit weight of 30 kg, the bulky goods must be able to be moved under with a lift truck and fixed on a pallet.

      Packing tips for a bulky goods shipment with a unit weight of less than 30 kg

      If you are shipping bulky goods that weigh less than 30 kg, you do not necessarily have to ship them on a pallet and can also use a cardboard box for packaging.

      Make sure that the bulky goods in the box are well padded and the empty space is filled with filling materials such as Styrofoam, Foam or Packing chips . Furthermore, we recommend that you fully wrap the goods packed in the carton with a bubble wrap .

      If it is not possible to pack the goods to be shipped in a cardboard box, make sure to wrap the package completely with a bubble wrap and then with a cardboard box . To create additional protection, we recommend placing a pallet cap on the packed goods.

      Packing tips for a bulky goods shipment with a unit weight of more than 30 kg

      Bulky goods weighing more than 30 kg must be placed on a pallet .

      Then the question arises whether the bulky goods should be shipped on the pallet with or without a box.

      If you decide to use a cardboard box, we recommend the tips in the previous section. If this is not the case and you are shipping your bulky goods on a pallet rather than in a carton, all corners and edges should be protected with strong cardboard.

      The goods prepared in this way should then be wrapped several times with bubble wrap and additionally secured with cardboard packaging.

      The fixation of the bulky goods on the pallet

      To fix the bulky goods, place them in the center of the pallet and tighten the packed bulky goods on it with straps or tension belts. So nothing stands in the way of safe transport.

      When shipping fragile goods, label your bulky goods shipment with an appropriate notice or pallet cap. This will prevent your shipment from being stacked during shipping.

      The collection and delivery of the bulky goods shipment

      The collection and delivery take place with the bulky goods dispatch “free curb”. This means that pickup and delivery will be made to the curb of the specified addresses at no additional cost. Thus, by default, the delivery of the goods is not made to the door of the apartment or the place of use of the delivered goods.

      If the recipients of the deliveries are not private individuals but companies, the drivers usually adapt to the logistical circumstances there. If there is a loading ramp on site, for example, this is normally also used.

      Delivery times for bulky goods shipping with Cargoboard

      When you ship your bulky goods with Cargoboard you have the possibility to choose between three different shipping options. These differ mainly in features such as delivery time.

      Standard

      • Cheapest shipping method
      • National delivery time Germany usually 1 – 2 working days
      • 24/7 tracking

      Express

      • Prioritized loading and delivery
      • National delivery time Germany usually 1 working day
      • 24/7 tracking

      Exact delivery date

      • Delivery at the desired date
      • National delivery time Germany usually 1 – 2 working days
      • 24/7 tracking

      Delivery option desired date for bulky goods shipping

      If you choose the delivery option desired date, you have the option to ship your bulky goods by general cargo at a later desired date. What does that mean in concrete terms?

      • Collection on the next working day or on the desired day
      • Prioritized delivery on the desired date
      • Free storage of goods for a maximum of four working days (then 5€ per pallet space and per working day)
      • Minimum terms as for the Standard delivery option

      You can view delivery times for Europe-wide bulky goods shipments after entering the loading and unloading point in the second step on our platform .

      Prices for bulky goods shipment with Cargoboard

      The price for your bulky goods shipment is highly dependent on the factors of transport product, distance to be covered and weight of the bulky goods shipment. You will receive your individual and daily updated price after entering the loading and unloading point on our platform.

      Starting from five regular bulky goods shipments per month, you have the possibility to arrange individual conditions with our sales team. Please feel free to contact our sales team at .

      Ship bulky goods near me

      With Cargoboard you have the possibility to handle your commercial bulky goods shipments all over Europe. Simply enter the loading and unloading point in our shipping calculator and you have the option of shipping bulky goods in your area.

      Shipping bulky goods and insuring them for transport

      If you want to ship bulky goods, it is important to know that there is no standard insurance for freight forwarding. This is sometimes misleadingly presented, but your bulky goods are not insured without explicit coverage of a transport insurance.

      When booking through our platform, you can cover yourself with transport insurance in the last step. In order to provide you with the best service possible, we work to keep the insurance fee as affordable as possible.

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