Thursday, February 05, 2009

Shipping my stuff one more time.

First, some exciting news. After nearly two years of exciting work at IBM's Global Delivery Center in Brno, Czech Republic I am on the move again. This time I am planting my feet just outside of Zurich, Switzerland in the town of Ruschlikon where I will be working at IBM's fabled Research Lab. But don't worry, I'll still be supporting this blog because after all supply chains certainly don't have boundaries and no matter what job I'm in they will certainly be apart of my world.

Which brings me to the topic of my post. After failing to ship my Mini Cooper over two years ago I'm at it again, but this time with much lighter cargo. About 5 years ago I found this great 1960's era metal desk that I have treasured and it would really complement my new flat here. So working with Planes International, the same 3PL I tried to use for shipping my car, I am shipping my desk, a carpet, my bike and some framed wall art. At first it was a little frustrating. Planes sent me the dimensions of the crate that I would use, but or me it was hard to visualize a 80 x 80 x 20 crate so I asked for a photo, which wasn't available. Long story short, I found a photo of a similar crate online and gave it the green light. In total it should take 30 days from my parents house on Long Island, NY to my flat here in Switzerland. Above is the photo of the truck, which inside you can see the empty crate.

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