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.

US Winter Storms to Have Impact on Shipping

11 March 2015


Severe winter weather in the United States is causing disruption to our services in the Southwest, Midwest, Southeast and Northeast.

We are doing our very best to get shipments transferred and delivered on time but please be aware that if you are shipping to or from any of these areas, there may be delays. We will try to contact as many customers as we can once we receive the correct information about the routes affected.

Please be aware that if you're shipping items in the US but not to the locations mentioned above, you could still experience delays. For instance, if you're sending items from New Jersey to Florida, there will be a hold-up in NJ because the amount of snowfall has led the authorities to declare a state of emergency this week.

For more information, check the tracker page in your account or contact a member of our team, we're always happy to help.

US Winter Storms to Have Impact on Shipping

11 March 2015


Severe winter weather in the United States is causing disruption to our services in the Southwest, Midwest, Southeast and Northeast.

We are doing our very best to get shipments transferred and delivered on time but please be aware that if you are shipping to or from any of these areas, there may be delays. We will try to contact as many customers as we can once we receive the correct information about the routes affected.

Please be aware that if you're shipping items in the US but not to the locations mentioned above, you could still experience delays. For instance, if you're sending items from New Jersey to Florida, there will be a hold-up in NJ because the amount of snowfall has led the authorities to declare a state of emergency this week.

For more information, check the tracker page in your account or contact a member of our team, we're always happy to help.

 

Seven Seas Worldwide Drivers Disrupt Robbery

05 November 2014


Two months ago, two Seven Seas Worldwide drivers, Arthur and Loocky arrived at an apartment complex in Rivonia, South Africa, to make a collection. At first, there was no access granted to the complex. No one was around and the gates were shut.

But then a man appeared from the apartment they were scheduled to visit and let them both in. He asked who they were and when they explained they were at the complex to collect some packed boxes, the man disappeared into the apartment. A few minutes later, he emerged with the boxes and the shipping documents. 

Arthur asked who was going to sign the documents. The man said his wife would sign, though he mentioned she was unwell and they would need to come inside the apartment. 

As they entered, they found the woman of the house tied up, on the floor and with a blanket over her head. Next to her was her partner, also tied up with a blanket over his head. The man then pulled a gun on the two drivers and made them kneel on the floor. In a matter of minutes, the man's accomplice had tied them up. 

However, rather than continue their plan, the two robbers abandoned the robbery and stole what they could (including the GPS inside the Seven Seas Worldwide van).

The four victims were shaken up but unharmed and as they waited for the police to arrive, Arthur and Loocky assisted the owners of the apartment in freeing them from their cable ties.

The owners believed that had the drivers not arrived when they did, the robbery could have had a fatal ending. 

The unfortunate beginning to this robbery is that the owners let the robbers into the complex believing them to be from Seven Seas Worldwide. Should you be in a similar position, please make absolutely sure it's the person you expect it to be. Before answering the door, view the situation from a window. Check for authentic uniforms, transport with the correct insignia, anything that might put your mind at rest.

It could make all the difference.

Wherever they operate in the world, all our drivers carry ID. Should there be any doubt, ask them to show it to you.