New Zealand Earthquake Update

18 November 2016


As news agencies have been reporting this week, New Zealand has been hit by a 7.8-magnitude earthquake followed by hundreds of tremors including a 6.3-magnitude quake on the South Island. The northeast of Christchurch has been cut off by landslides with thousands of tourists reportedly stranded in the town of Kaikoura.

This has led to severe disruption on roads, rail and sea, the length of which cannot be estimated. With regards to the transportation of Seven Seas Worldwide, we are doing all we can to stay on top of the situation so that there are no significant delays to New Zealand shipments. However new routes will need to be established which may have an impact on collection and delivery times.

If you are a customer shipping items to or from New Zealand with Seven Seas Worldwide, please be assured we will do our best to update you of every significant development.

Shipping Routes to Norway and Switzerland Reopened

03 November 2016


Due to changes in import regulations that took place this year, Seven Seas Worldwide was forced to suspend all shipping services to Norway and Switzerland. However we are pleased to announce that with immediate effect, our Baggage Worldwide service is open for business once more in both of these countries.

Our Baggage Worldwide shipping service collects and delivers your excess baggage and personal belongings for you. We’re world leaders when it comes to unaccompanied baggage so take a look at our section on the website and see what we can do for you in both Norway and Switzerland.

If you've packed one suitcase too many or you have to send items to Norway or Switzerland that can't be packed into a box like sports equipment or skis, our excess baggage service is all you need. Whatever the item, we can collect and deliver it, door-to-door, all over the world. Get a free online quote now and see how much you could save.

 

Sending Christmas Decorations - Things You Need to Know

18 October 2016


Forgive us for mentioning Christmas in October but as a shipping company, Seven Seas Worldwide have to plan ahead and, if you're sending items abroad this Christmas, so should you.

Let us ask you this: Are you sending any packages to friends or family living abroad this Christmas? Do the packages contain festive ornaments and decorations such as a Santa figurine or a traditional Christmas wreath? We're not ones to pry, we believe you should celebrate Christmas however you wish! The only problem is if you're sending these gifts to Australia and New Zealand, you may find that they will be sent back to you, or more likely, confiscated.

But why should this be? Are customs officials notably less festive than other citizens? Well no, that would be unfair. We're sure there are plenty of inspectors who come to work in December with tinsel round the brims of their hats. No, this is a simple reflection of Australia and New Zealand's stringent quarantine laws that prevent any item from entering the country that may be dirty or may have come into contact with the earth and not been sufficiently cleaned. From our experience, pine cones are very popular as part of Christmas ornaments and decorations, so if you're sending anything with pine cone adornment or similar, we urge you to think twice before sending.

Australian and New Zealand Quarantine laws also request that boots, camping equipment and other outdoor items are thoroughly cleaned before packing off and sending. Any evidence of dirt could mean the worse for your consignment. For more information, call a member of the team or visit our shipping pages.

Get it there for Christmas!

27 September 2016


 

If you are hoping to send special items in time for Christmas, here are the dates you need to know!

Final Shipping Dates for Christmas 2016

DestinationsFinal Dates
Australia 8th October
Canada 8th October
China 30th September
Hong Kong 15th October
Malaysia 8th October
New Zealand 8th October
Singapore 8th October
South Africa 8th October
Taiwan 8th October
Thailand 8th October
USA 8th October

IMPORTANT These dates apply to the final dates for payment to be cleared so your shipment can go ahead. This means you will need to have your boxes, bags or MoveCube already collected and all your documentation completed correctly. GIVE YOURSELF PLENTY OF TIME SO START NOW!

Leave a Review - Win a Hamper

06 January 2016


We're delighted to announce the three customers who left reviews for us on Trustpilot have now received their festive hampers via Seven Seas Worldwide.

Cheryl Vacchini pictured above was the lucky recipient of our second prize hamper with the first and third prizes going to Vikki Almond-Plymouth from Devon and Kris Li-Aylestone from Leicestershire respectively.

All our winners had to do was leave an honest review about our services on Trustpilot for their name to be entered into a draw. Seven Seas Worldwide are proud to be associated with Trustpilot who guarantee 100% genuine reviews every time. There's a simple reason for this: They ask for the customer's unique Seven Seas Worldwide reference number. If the customer does not provide this, they cannot leave a review. If only other sites could enforce this simple rule!

Seven Seas Worldwide will continue to run competitions like this throughout 2016 on Twitter, Facebook and other social media, so listen out for when our next consignment of goodies drops!