Boston Pack And Ship Expands International Student Division To Aid Students Between Semesters, After Graduation

Braintree, MA (PressExposure) March 17, 2009 -- As an international college student living in greater Boston, you face challenges the local undergrad or grad student doesn’t, particularly if you have to be out of your dorm or apartment by semester’s 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, you’re not renting an 8-foot by 10-foot space if what you’re storing only requires half that.

“Moving 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 don’t know what to do with it between school years,” said Joe Fell, co-owner of Boston Pack and Ship. “With our expanded offerings for international students, we can provide temporary storage space between semesters or longer terms if you’re studying abroad for a year.”

In addition to storage, Boston Pack and Ship offers special overseas shipping services, including: One page introductory e-mail outlining the entire process – full explanation of all fees Preparation of all export customs documents.

Door-to-port service – 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 – all boxes are stretch-wrapped in plastic and strapped to the pallet.

Complete information regarding shipment – 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 vendor—saving 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.

“There’s 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,” adds Fell.

For more information on the breadth of Boston Pack and Ship’s services, you can visit the company Web site at For a free quote on an out-of-state or international move or shipment, please call (800) 400-7204.

About Boston Pack And Ship

Small load specialists
Formerly known as The Packaging Store and now repackaged as Boston Pack and Ship, these small load specialists have been a trusted strategic partner of many movers in eastern Massachusetts for more than two decades. Based in Braintree, Massachusetts, Boston Pack and Ship employs custom crates and packaging and foam-in-place solutions to pack and ship everything from artwork to heirlooms, computers to antiques to both out-of-state and international destinations. Known for its fast and efficient customer service, one call is usually all it takes to schedule a pickup for a door-to-door or door-to-port shipment. For more information, visit or call (800) 400-7204 for a free quote.

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Press Release Submitted On: March 13, 2009 at 12:33 pm
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