Resources  and References

Resources and References

“We are just wordless and amazed how well you packed everything and loaded it on to the container in a professional manner-all with so much care!! Everything is in great condition, just the way we had it in our house in Toronto. Not even a single dish (even the finest ones!) or furniture has been damaged!”

 

Resources and References

This section of our website will offer you additional information such as worldwide customs regulations and formalities, a dictionary with terms used in the international moving industry, many packing tips and restrictions and useful links to other websites.

 

  • 20’ container – a standard shipping container typically used to ship the contents of a 2 bedroom apartment or a town house
  • 40’ Container – a standard shipping container typically used to ship the contents of a larger apartment or a house
  • 40’HC Container – a standard shipping container typically used to ship the contents of a large house
  • Lift vans – A Lift van is a crate which International movers use to ship relatively smaller moves of house hold goods internationally. When using a lift van, it is important to remember what the freight charges will be calculated based on the weight and External dimensions of the crate. Lift Vans Typically holds between 800 – 1500 pounds
  • E Container –  Standard “E” container are usually used to for very small shipments by Air. We use these when shipments need to arrive very fast. E Containers typically hold about 18 Cubic feet with between 80-200 pounds
  • D Container – Standard “D” container are usually used to for smaller shipments by Air. We use these when shipments need to arrive very fast. D Containers typically hold about 58 Cubic feet with between 400-700 pounds
  • LDN Container –Standard “LDN” container are usually used to for small shipments by Air. We use these when shipments need to arrive very fast. LDN Containers typically hold about 94 Cubic feet with between 600-1150 pounds

 

Container Type External Internal Gross Volume Net Volume
Container Type L W H L W H CFT Volume in Cubic feet
20′ Container 19’5″ 7’8″ 7’6″ 1165 CFT About 1,100
40′ Container 39’6″ 7’8″ 7’9″ 2377 CFT About 2,200
40’HC Container 39’6″ 7’8 8’9″ 2684 CFT About 2,450
Lift Van 87″ 45″ 87″ 84″ 42″ 80″ About 200 About 160
E Container 42″ 29″ 25.5″ 41″ 28″ 24″ 18.5 CFT About 16
D Container 58″ 42″ 50″ 57″ 40″ 44″ 70 CFT About 58
LDN Container 56″ 55″ 62″ 55″ 54″ 55″ 111 CFT About 94
20’ Container
40’ Container
40’HC Container
Lift van
E Container
D Container
LDN Container

 

 

Plastic bins

 

Plastic bins, also know ad plastic totes or plastic containers, come in various sizes.

The table below can offer and approximate conversion between the specified Gallon / Liter to Volume in Cubic feet

While plastic bins offer a very convenient IN-HOME storage solution, packing in plastic bins is not always recommended for International Moving.

 

Advantages:

  • Easy to pack in
  • Can sometimes hold liquids – however, liquids can still freeze and still (the bin may contain the spillage)

 

Disadvantages

  • Some do not hold well when stacking in container
  • There is a waste of space as these bins are not a square cube – there is wasted space due to their shape.

 

Liter Gallon Approx. W” Approx. D “ Approx. H” Approx. Volume in Cubic feet
14.0 3.7 13 16 7 1.0
18.0 4.8 12 16 10 1.5
19.4 5.1 15 16 7 1.0
26.0 6.9 13 46 12 5.0
30.0 7.9 15 19 11 2.0
45.0 11.9 16 22 13 3.0
49.0 12.9 23 15 12 3.0
53.0 14.0 24 16 13 3.0
60.0 15.9 16 24 14 3.0
62.0 16.4 27 16 13 3.5
66.0 17.4 19 25 14 4.0
68.0 18.0 19 24 14 4.0
72.0 19.0 19 26 13 4.0
76.0 20.1 19 25 15 4.5
80.0 21.1 24 18 15 4.0
90.0 23.8 19 25 19 5.5
99.0 26.2 19 32 14 5.0
100.0 26.4 19 34 13 5.0
102.0 26.9 29 20 15 5.0
128.0 33.8 19 31 20 7.0

 

 

 

Mattress Sizes: 

Mattress Type Americas U.K. E.U. (Continental)
Crib / Toddler 27+14 × 51+58 in (69 × 131 cm) 27+12 × 55 in (70×140 cm) cotbed
Cot/Mini Single, UK: small single 30 × 70 in (76 × 178 cm) 30 × 69 in (76 × 175 cm)
Modern Cot 30 × 74 in (76 × 188 cm)
Twin/Single (UK: single) 39 × 75 in (99 × 191 cm) 36 × 75 in (91 × 191 cm) 90 × 190 cm (35 × 75 in)
Twin/Single XL 39 × 80 in (99 × 203 cm) 42 × 75 in (107 × 191 cm)
Double/Full, UK: small double 53 × 74 in (135 × 188 cm) 48 × 75 in (122 × 191 cm) 140 × 190 cm (55 × 75 in)
Double/Full XL, UK: double 53 × 80 in (135 × 203 cm) 54 × 75 in (137 × 191 cm)
Queen 60 × 80 in (152 × 203 cm) 160 × 200 cm (63 × 79 in)
Olympic/Expanded Queen 66 × 80 in (168 × 203 cm)
California Queen 60 × 84 in (152 × 213 cm)
King (UK: King) 76 × 80 in (193 × 203 cm) 60 × 78 in (152 × 198 cm) 180 × 200 cm (71 × 79 in)
California King 72 × 84 in (183 × 213 cm)
Super King (UK: Super King) 72 × 78 in (183 × 198 cm)
Grand King 80 × 98 in (203 × 249 cm)

 

Piano Types

Upright
This is the tallest among the vertical pianos, with a height ranging from 50 to 60 inches and an approximate width of 58 inches. This is the type of piano your great grandparents or grandparents used to play. When cared for properly, it stands the test of time and maintains its rich tone.

Horizontal Pianos (Also known as grand pianos)
They are called horizontal pianos because of their length and the placement of their strings. Grand pianos are said to produce finer tones and has the most responsive. key action.

There are 6 basic types:
Petite Grand: This is the smallest of the horizontal pianos. It ranges in size from 4 feet 5 inches to 4 feet 10 inches. It is indeed small but still powerful.
Baby Grand: A very popular type of piano which ranges in size from 4 feet 11 inches to 5 feet 6 inches. Baby grands are a popular choice because of their sound quality, aesthetic appeal and affordability.
Medium Grand: Larger than the baby grand at around 5 feet and 7 inches.
Parlor Grand: These ranges in size from 5 feet 9 inches to 6 feet 1 inch. The parlor grand piano is also called living room grand piano.
Semi concert or Ballroom: Next size up from the Parlor Grand piano, it is approximately 6 feet 2 inches to 7 feet long.
Concert Grand: At around 9 feet, this is the largest of all the grand pianos.

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