Foreign Trade's ultra modern facilities greatly increase the scope
of our operations, providing unlimited capabilities for efficient
and expeditious packing and processing. Our personnel have extensive
experience packing and protecting a wide range of commodities with
specialization in upstream and downstream oil field equipment. Foreign
Trade always has the destination country's capabilities in mind
for storage and security.
Foreign Trade's packing capabilities include:
Foreign Trade's Packing Process
Foreign Trade begins the packing process with receipt of our customers
purchase orders, received electronically, by fax, by mail or via Foreign
Trade's courier. When material and equipment are received by truck,
it is unloaded, visually inspected, counted, and logged into our computer.
All unpacked material, other than pipe and very large equipment is
stored in our computer numbered warehouse storage racks maximizing
availability and minimizing exposure to the elements.
Preparations of the material receipts includes an itemized report
of items received, quantity and weight, notation of any discrepancies,
and if requested, follow up with suppliers. Foreign Trade's receiving
report includes a purchase order number, delivering carrier, waybill
number, Foreign Trade material receipt number, indication if the order
is partial or complete and if the material is hazardous. Material
receipts, (M.R.'s) are then prepared and transmitted to the customer.
In accordance with the customer's shipping instructions, boxes, skids,
crates, bundles, hoods, etc. are individually designed and constructed
for specific material. Foreign Trade's packing material and workmanship
generally exceed all specifications required by the industry.
Packages are then marked to conform to port requirements and customer
specifications. Packing lists containing all necessary information,
i.e. weights, measurements, P.O. numbers, M.R. numbers and line item
description are prepared and forwarded as instructed. Computerized
delivery orders are generated and the cargo is delivered to the pier
by Foreign Trade's truck fleet.
Procedures for receipt and preparation of materials for airfreight
are similar to ocean export packing. For air cargo purposes, I.A.T.A.
approved, lightweight containers are used when applicable. When other
packing processes are used, consideration is given to weight and protection.
To receive the benefit of lower rates, consolidations are available
weekly or can be arranged to suit the shipper's schedule.