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.
17 October 2014
Perhaps one of the most problematic areas of owning a business is sending your commercial goods abroad. Sending goods by air is an expensive and complex process. It's also not the most environmentally-friendly option either.
At Seven Seas Worldwide, we've made a pretty good living out of sending personal belongings, furniture and gift packages abroad and nationwide. And in the last few years, it's dawned on us that our global network can be used to send commercial items around the world. Now there's no point getting into this business without offering something new for the customer. So what do we offer?
Good question. Well, first of all, we're pushing our commercial arm as a sea business. Now if you were in a hurry to get your goods transported from A to B, we would be able to provide an air option too, but we believe that providing you can plan well in advance, a sea service is best for you and best for your business because it's much cheaper to send items by air, not to mention greener too.
In addition, we're also turning our hugely successful MoveCube® into a Commercial MoveCube®. A Commercial MoveCube® can be brought to your address inside a trailer - all you have to do is load it with your commercial goods and we'll take it away again to send to your chosen destination, whether that be within the same country or overseas.
Here's a quick rundown of the items a Commercial MoveCube® can transport, just to give you an idea of volume:
- Office equipment and furniture
- Car parts
- Golf trolleys
- Bulk clothing
So can we do business? Get a free quote from our freight calculator now or talk to a member of our team on 0800 21 66 98, and don't forget we offer MoveCubes® for ordinary home and furniture removals too!
30 September 2014
There are many families in the UK moving to Australia these days. Why? Well, mainly the weather. Let's face it, they do weather better over there. Oh and the seafood is amazing. Plus you can get nicer-looking houses with swimming pools and built-in barbecues. Yes, moving to Australia has got a few things going for it to be sure.
The downside to emigrating to Australia is it has the potential of being one of the most stressful periods of your life. Anyone who has watched BBC One's Wanted Down Under will be aware of the turmoil involved in making such a big decision. There are a lot of key areas to assess before purchasing that one-way ticket to Oz and over the years, Wanted Down Under has put this into sharp focus by following hundreds of families from the moment they start packing their treasured possessions to the day they throw out their last sheet of bubble wrap.
Of all the key areas that need addressing before the big move to Australia, moving all your personal belongings from A to B is perhaps the least attractive. There's no avoiding the fact that it's a big job and requires a lot of time and money as well as plenty of manual labour. Luckily, Seven Seas Worldwide's MoveCube® service provides an ideal opportunity to reduce all three of these factors.
One hazy day in late summer, a young couple from Dartford decided that a MoveCube® would be the answer to their relocation problem. We joined them as they loaded their container - and we weren't the only ones.
The crew from Wanted Down Under were also there, for this couple decided they wanted their adventure to be part of the long-running daytime TV series.
A MoveCube® is a far more convenient alternative to the services of other shipping companies because it's a container inside a trailer. When the driver arrives at your address, he leaves the MoveCube® with you, allowing you to load up for around 4-5 hours. Once you've loaded the container to suit your needs, our driver will return to collect. The next time you see your belongings will be in an Australian MoveCube®, parked outside your new address Down Under. Sounds good doesn't it?
Today's stars of Wanted Down Under chose the Seven Seas Worldwide MoveCube® not only because of its smart approach to moving but also because we provide a personal service. We know how much pressure you're under relocating to Australia and we know that the simplicity of a MoveCube® service goes some way to lightening the load and perhaps creating a chink of light at the end of the tunnel. (That's a metaphor by the way - flying to Australia is better than tunnelling.)
With that in mind, we provide Seven Seas Worldwide boxes (specifically designed for long journeys), packing materials, a trolley for the heavier items and even a couple of traffic cones so you can mark out the space where you'd like the MoveCube® to be parked. Yep, we've thought of everything. Not many shipping companies do.
The MoveCube® has already proven very popular in Australia and continues to grow in other countries including China, South Africa, New Zealand and Hong Kong.
And another pretty awesome thing about the MoveCube® is we can adapt it to suit your needs. So for example, if you’re moving to Australia out of a studio flat, the Medium MoveCube® is the option for you. If you’re moving out of a two bedroom place, we suggest choosing the Large MoveCube®.
As the driver drove away to attend to another family in London, our couple from Dartford began loading the MoveCube®, filling the container with furniture, bicycles and assorted keepsakes, safe in the knowledge they would soon be whisked away safely to Australia.
We wish them well on their adventure and look forward to the episode airing on BBC One!
If you're about to embark on a similar journey, check out our website now and get a free quote to see how much you could save with our perfect solution to household moves.
24 September 2014
The MoveCube® is an innovative way of moving your items from A to B. Forget about the big, overbearing lorry and the nightmare scenario of cramming your belongings into your car. The MoveCube® is a container inside a trailer that we bring to your front door for loading. All you have to do is load it to your specifications. When it comes to household moves, there is no better method.
After loading the MoveCube® we'll then collect and redeliver it to your chosen address whether that's the next town along or halfway across the globe. The beauty of using a MoveCube® for household removals is the simplicity. It's just a big box - a big box that you fill with smaller boxes. In fact, loading a MoveCube® is like playing a physical version of Tetris (except the boxes don't disappear).
Oh and should you require them, we also provide the cardboard boxes to help you load, along with parcel tape, marker pen and bubble wrap. And on top of that, we'll also provide a trolley for the heavier stuff and traffic cones to keep the parking space free for the MoveCube®. Yes, it's fair to say we've thought of everything. And that's what we need to do because in order for household removals to go smoothly, attention to detail is everything. Plus, the smoother the process, the happier you'll be to leave us in charge! Check out the website for more information about our most excellent solution to furniture removals.
Get yourself a free quote right now for household shipping via our brilliant freight calculator and see how much time, money and effort you can save with a MoveCube®.
17 September 2014
Do you send commercial goods abroad on a regular basis? Well, that must certainly cost a fair of old whack. Have you thought about how to cut the cost of transporting business items overseas? We have.
The quickest method of sending goods abroad is by air but it's certainly not the cheapest. Providing you can plan ahead and work out a strategy, why not your freight cargo by sea? Seven Seas Worldwide's SeaPost service is a cheaper and greener alternative to sending goods by air. But that's not the only reason why you should switch.
SeaPost's weight allowances are higher which allows you to ship more for less. Plus, we also offer a door-to-door service so you don't have to transport your items to any specific collection point. On top of all this, we also provide heavy duty boxes specifically designed for these long freight cargo journeys.
Oh and have we mentioned the method of transportation? It's quite something. Smaller consignments will be handled by our vans but larger consignments will be collected by our Commercial MoveCube®. We know what you're thinking: 'What the heck is a Commercial MoveCube®?' Well it just might be the vehicle that changes the way you think about sending commercial goods abroad - that's all.
The Commercial MoveCube® is a container inside a trailer that comes directly to you. All you have to do is load the Commeriail MoveCube® with your goods. Once it has been loaded to your satisfaction, our driver will collect it once more and transfer it to a secure depot until it is ready to be sent to your chosen destination abroad. It couldn't be simpler.
To get a free quote now, check out our freight calculator and see how we can help you with your commercial shipment today.