Braintree, MA (PressExposure) March 17, 2009 -- As an international college student living in greater Boston, you face challenges the local undergrad or grad student doesnât, particularly if you have to be out of your dorm or apartment by semesterâs end or are unsure where your future will take you after graduation. Boston Pack and Ship, small load packing and shipping specialists for the past two decades, recently expanded its International Students division to better accommodate the special needs of foreign students.
Boston Pack and Ship offers temporary storage space in a secure, climate-controlled facility, conveniently located in Braintree, Mass. While other storage facilities charge you a flat rate for a specific size storage room, Boston Pack and Ship only charges for the space you use. So, youâre not renting an 8-foot by 10-foot space if what youâre storing only requires half that.
âMoving in and out of a city apartment or dorm room is tough enough, never mind having to deal with your stuff every year because you donât know what to do with it between school years,â said Joe Fell, co-owner of Boston Pack and Ship. âWith our expanded offerings for international students, we can provide temporary storage space between semesters or longer terms if youâre studying abroad for a year.â
In addition to storage, Boston Pack and Ship offers special overseas shipping services, including: One page introductory e-mail outlining the entire process â full explanation of all fees Preparation of all export customs documents.
Door-to-port service â Boston Pack and Ship will pick up your boxes at your home or office. Delivery is to a bonded warehouse where you can pick up your goods or arrange for final local delivery.
Consolidation of your shipment on a pallet â all boxes are stretch-wrapped in plastic and strapped to the pallet.
Complete information regarding shipment â name of vessel, voyage number, date of departure and arrival as well as a booking number will be e-mailed to you prior to shipping.
Complete contact information of overseas agent (name, address, phone, e-mail) to arrange delivery from port to final destination. $500 worth of insurance for loss on each box is included.
Boston Pack and Ship offers these services at a far better price due to a special arrangement with an ocean consolidator freight service. And since Boston Pack and Ship puts you directly in touch with the agent at the port, you can arrange for shipping to your final destination with a local vendorâsaving you even more.
Besides ocean freight, Boston Pack and Ship offers air delivery as well, with door-to-door delivery. Full declared value is available on both domestic and international shipments. Pick-up of items to be packed and shipped for delivery is made by appointment.
âThereâs no getting around what a hassle it can be to move. With our storage and shipping services for international students, we can make the process a whole lot easier,â adds Fell.
For more information on the breadth of Boston Pack and Shipâs services, you can visit the company Web site at http://www.bostonpackandship.com. For a free quote on an out-of-state or international move or shipment, please call (800) 400-7204.