Transportation to the Third World and Beyond

Killing Time During Your Lengthy Airport Layover

Posted by on Nov 30, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Killing Time During Your Lengthy Airport Layover

Whether the result of an unforeseen flight delay or simply a lack of other flight options, everyone faces lengthy airport layover times at some point or another while travelling. If you’re not prepared, this limbo state between destinations can be mind numbing and nightmarish, seemingly going on forever. Luckily, there are a number of ways you can kill time to make the wait for your boarding call somewhat more bearable. Bring your laptop, tablet or phone Your phone, tablet or laptop can be an invaluable device when you are stranded in an airport. In most Australian airports, or at least at the McDonald’s shops at airports, free Wi-Fi connections are extremely common. Find a power outlet (there’s usually some near the boarding gate), sit back, and let the hours pass while you watch YouTube videos, browse Facebook, play video games or chat with friends and family. Furthermore, if you think ahead, you can put movies or TV shows onto your device to watch later.  Exercise  Combat the stiff and sluggish feeling that comes with sitting in economy class for six hours by stretching and exercising before boarding your next flight. While something as simple as yoga is sure to keep you alert and prepare you for your coming trip, there are often also gyms and fitness centres in international airports if you want to go one step further. Be sure to bring a change of clothes in your hand luggage if you intend a sweaty workout.  Explore the airport International airports in Australia and around the world tend to be quite big and are usually chock full of restaurants and duty-free shops. Take a wander, grab something to eat or drink, and spoil yourself with a book or magazine to read during your flight. If spending money doesn’t appeal, you could also find a place to sit down and people watch. There are always interesting folks in airports. Take a trip into town with an airport transfer Often times, Australian airports allow you to leave the airport, explore any surrounding sites, and return before your flight. If your layover is particularly long, this is a fantastic option. Just make sure you check for any visas you would need ahead of time and ensure there is somewhere to store your luggage before you go. Often airports offer public-transport options, such as trains and buses, into the city centre. If you’re willing to spend a little extra cash, you can also organise a taxi or airport transfer service ahead of time or from the relevant desks at the airport. This option, while more expensive, is also the safer option, as you can often decide when and where you want to be collected again. You need to give yourself enough time. Airport transfer time shouldn’t ruin your transit. There are plenty of things to do both in and outside of the airport, as long as you know where to...

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How To Dress Your Wedding Bus

Posted by on Jul 18, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How To Dress Your Wedding Bus

It’s never been more popular to hire a bus to take your wedding guests from the ceremony to the reception than it is now–and it’s a super convenient way of getting round the traditional confusion when your special day includes a change of venue at some point. If you’re interested in hiring a wedding bus, you’re probably wondering how best to decorate it–so read on for some advice! Banners, Balloons and Bunting  There’s a lot of old-world charm to be had from decor like this, but it’s important not to let it get too tacky. Avoid bright colours or anything that looks like it belongs at a children’s party–stick to a shabby chic style and embrace the vintage theme by keeping an eye out for cloth bunting rather than plastic. If you’re going with a banner, the classic JUST MARRIED can be particularly lovely if approached from an old-fashioned angle. Flowers and Floral Arrangements For a truly romantic look, nothing works better than flowers. Talk to the florist who’s providing the flowers for your service, and see if they’re able to make you up posies to go on the backs of the seats or a few extra arrangements to have at the door of the bus. Go with flowers that match your own bouquet, and look out for floor runners and seat covers that co-ordinate with the blossoms you’ve chosen to really pull everything together. Glitter, Glitz and Glamour Of course, prim floral arrangements and British chic isn’t for everyone, and, if you’d rather your wedding bus felt more like a partymobile, that can certainly be arranged! The key to avoiding a sense of tackiness here is to go with something a little Hollywood; pick decorations that have an Art Deco theme to them, make everything that isn’t glittering silver a monochrome black and white, and work to ensure that all your elements match perfectly. Hanging a glitterball from the ceiling is also always encouraged for this look. Perfect Colour Co-Ordination Whatever you decide, everything will feel more coherent if you make an effort to have a running theme through all the various parts of your day. Whatever your wedding colours are, keep them going in the bus as well– ask your bus hire company about laying down rugs, throwing cushions onto seats, and anything else you can think of that will make the bus journey feel like an integral part of the experience of your...

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Book Storage | 4 Steps To Pack Old Books For Transporting To Storage

Posted by on Feb 22, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Book Storage | 4 Steps To Pack Old Books For Transporting To Storage

If you’re a reading enthusiast, then you probably have a ton of valuable old books stored in your home. While they’re probably safe where they are at the moment, you now have to plan to move them safely to the storage unit when you’re moving homes or renovating your existing one. This step-by-step guide will help you pack your old books safely for transporting to the storage unit. Use Gloves When Handling Them If you have old books of historical or monetary significance, then you’ll want to be extra careful with the way you handle them to ensure that they remain in pristine condition before being transported to the storage unit. Gloves are recommended because old books are likely to contain dust, pollutants or mould, which could potentially irritate your skin. If you prefer not to use gloves, then make sure you clean, wash and dry your hands, so you don’t damage the books with unnecessary dirt. Cover Each Book With Wrapping Paper If the books are old and tearing, you’ll want to prevent them from further damage, so cover each book with wrapping paper as gently as possible. This will prevent the loose ends of the books from coming into contact with other books or the cardboard box, which could tear them out completely. You can easily get wrapping paper from a stationery store.  Choose An Appropriately Sized Box Keep in mind that you will want to choose a box that isn’t too small or too large for your book collection. If the box is too large and you don’t pack it properly, then the books are likely to slide from one side to the other during transport, which can damage them. The cardboard box size should be just right to store your books in after packing. If there are any loose spaces in the box, fill them up with packing paper to snuggle your books tightly into it, leaving no room for damage. Close The Box And Cover It With Packing Tape Once you have placed the books in the box, close it and wrap it with packing tape. Place the heavier books at the bottom and the lighter books on the top to distribute weight evenly for better safety while handling. If your book collection is expensive, it’s best to mark the box as fragile, so the transporters place the box on the top of other items and not at the...

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What You Need To Know About Refrigeration Units

Posted by on Nov 28, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on What You Need To Know About Refrigeration Units

There are many options available when it comes to refrigeration units. If you are in the market for one, you will come across units that are described as being self-contained, remote,standard top mount, side mount, or saddle mount units. Understanding what some of these terms mean and what you need in a refrigeration unit can help you when it comes to making purchases. Self-Contained Refrigeration Unit A self-contained refrigeration unit can be compared to a window AC unit. It is simply plugged into a hole in the window and left to work independently. In the case of the refrigeration unit, the cooler is placed in a special box that holds the unit in place. You then need to connect the electrical wiring and the unit is good to go. One advantage of a self-contained refrigeration unit is that it is easy to set up. You do not have to rely on a professional to help you install it. It is also affordable as compared to the other units. However, it is preferable for smaller units rather than large ones. Remote Refrigeration Unit The term remote refers to the fact that the refrigeration unit can be cooled remotely. In this manner, the condensing unit is located outside your house while the box is inside. A refrigeration line connects the condensing unit to the box. It can be complicated to set up and you might need to consult a technician for the installation. Its advantage is that it saves on space and the boxes are more customizable since they do not hold the condensing unit. You can, therefore, choose boxes of any shape or size depending on your needs. Standard Top Mount Refrigeration Unit This refrigeration unit comes when it is complete meaning that it only needs to be installed. A technician can help with the installation to ensure that the evaporator is in place. Poor installation of a standard top mount unit can result in the evaporator handing down in a manner that is likely to reduce the performance. Side Mount Refrigeration Unit This is similar to the top mount unit with the exception that it is mounted to the side of the wall panels. For them to function properly, they must be attached to a drain hose that removes the condensed water. The hose should lead to a drain nearby. Saddle Mount Refrigeration Unit This comes fully assembled and has a special bracket for mounting over the wall panels. This differs from the side mount that requires bolts to attach. Its evaporator coil does not hang down since it is located on top of the unit. With such a pre-assembled refrigeration unit, all you need is transportation to your...

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Benefits of using charter flights

Posted by on Jul 6, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Benefits of using charter flights

Charter flights are used as a tool of convenience when you need to travel fast. Businessmen who travel often by charter flights can most likely attest to the convenience of using them and how they can directly impact a business. And it’s not only businesspeople that benefit from these flights; even regular persons use these flights to get to their destinations. Convenient travel This is the main advantage of using charter flights. They offer a convenient time of travel because their schedules can be tweaked to accommodate your needs. These flights need to be booked in advance, but they can also accommodate for next day rush hour flights. Another convenient thing about charter flights is that they offer flights to areas commercial airlines don’t. Regular airlines usually have a predefined route and only stop at a limited number of airports. This leaves out the smaller airports, which only survive thanks to charter flights. They give you the opportunity to get much closer to your destination than a regular plane would. Privacy and security This is another key reason why people prefer using charter flights. You won’t have to be worried about the integrity of the one seated close to you. A small group of close friends or businessmen can book a plane and travel together. Charter planes are available in different sizes, ranging from the ones that can carry five to 10 people to 50 seater planes. Direct destination Charter flights, unlike regular ones, offer a direct route to your destination. Charter flights usually have a different schedule to regular flights, and they don’t normally use a stopover en route. Because they don’t force you through a city so that you can get to another, direct flights will enable you to save time and get you to your business meetings or touring destinations sooner than you expected.  Brief check-in procedure Charter planes also offer a brief check-in procedure. They only check if you are whom you claim to be and then load your baggage. You won’t experience the annoying long lines or insanely crowded airports. Increased productivity If you arrive early enough before your flight, you could have the option to get another that leaves immediately and reach your destination in a more timely fashion. This reduces time wastage and leads to increased productivity. Besides, you can even enjoy the comfortable environment that these planes give you and the strict regulations in regular flights are not at play in charter...

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Get Much More From Your Freight Transportation Services Provider

Posted by on Dec 2, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Freight transportation services are an integral part of global trade. They serve as the lifeline of inter- and intra-national business supply chains, providing a network that gets supplies to retailers and retail deliveries to end consumers. However, freight services go beyond the usual movement of goods from one port to another. In today’s ever-changing business landscape, coupled with increased trade and stiff competition, freight transport companies can offer your business much more than transit. Customs brokerage For importers and exporters, customs clearance can serve as an impediment to smooth business, causing delays or unexpected costs. Today, some freight service companies have taken it upon themselves to fill this need and integrate customs support into their line of services. This helps importers and exporters get duty estimates even before they order for commodities. Therefore, they can prepare beforehand. They also help with clearance of freight so as to reduce delays at entry points. Intermodal transport service Often clients need different transport solutions so as to get their products from the pickup point to the final destination. This may involve transferring cargo from water to land, land to air or any combination of these options. With a freight company offering multiple channels of transport (intermodal), your freight gets less handling and is moved faster from one mode to another. This reduces interference, helps you plan better for your freight and gives you the assurance that your items will arrive safely and quickly. Supply chain logistics For the most part, freight transport services deal with businesses trying to get their supplies to different supply points within the target market. To avoid repetition of work by both the supplier and freight company, freight services have had to step in and help with supply chain logistics. This way, your goods start dispersing to where they need to be immediately after they arrive. Supply chain services can offer warehousing, merging in transit, cargo separation and dispersion as well as delivery to multiple drop points among other key services. In a way, you get to outsource supply distribution straight from the production point, regardless of where that is. Transport advice for incoming nationals & businesses Last but not least, your freight transport services provider should also provide insightful information about new regions or new freight solutions that can help you get your goods delivered faster, safer or cheaper. This is especially important for incoming nationals or businesses that aren’t familiar with the terrain, supply channels, routes and legal requirements. The same applies to businesses expanding to new regions. In doing so, the freight company is a logistics partner and not just a provider. Now the question that remains is whether you’re getting all that you need from your freight service provider. If you’re not, perhaps it’s time to look for a provider that can. For more information, contact a company like Jayde...

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Why You Should Hire A Charter Bus For Your Wedding

Posted by on Nov 20, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you are having a large wedding, you have likely already booked the chapel along with the reception site. Unfortunately, if your reception site is located several miles from the chapel, you may have discovered some people who can’t attend. In an effort to ensure that everyone you want to be there is there for your big day, you may want to consider offering an alternative for those guests. Here are some reasons you should hire a charter bus for your wedding as a solution for your chapel to reception transportation.  Large accommodations A deluxe model charter or coach bus can seat up to 61 people comfortably. This makes it ideal for wedding parties. It also makes them an ideal choice if you have a certain number of people who may decide at the last minute that they would rather take the charter bus accommodations than risk driving back to their hotel or home late at night. There are other options as well, including party bus options and mini bus options that will accommodate less people depending on your needs. Safe and licenced When you hire a charter bus for your guests, you don’t have to worry about their safety if they decide to drink at the reception. You can ensure them a safe ride to and from the reception with a licenced and insured driver. This often is considered a huge benefit for the bride and groom, who don’t want to have to worry about their friends and family on their big night. You can also offer several members of the wedding party as designated chaperones to offer assurance to your guests that they will be taken from the bus to their hotel safely. Drop-off and pick-up Services Some brides and grooms think of the drop-off services that a charter bus offers and do not think of the pick-up services as well. With certain charter bus companies, you can schedule the bus to perform one or several pick-ups throughout the evening. This is ideal for guests that may want to attend to the reception but leave early due to work or other obligations. For those guests that want to stay later, they can wait for another pick-up later in the night. These are just three reasons you should hire a charter bus for your wedding and reception. If you are ready to move forward with the details, contact a local charter bus company like Cathy Glanville. Let them know how many guests you anticipate will be using the service and ask any questions you have. They will be happy to help you schedule the charter bus as well as answer any questions you may...

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