Relocating to a new place made easy

Moving can be extremely stressful and it pays to hire a credible moving company to help make things easier for you. Here are a tips to help make your move an eventful one-

  1. Make a list of your belongings beforehand. This will give you a clear picture of all your belongings and will help you to bifurcate them on the basis of how delicate they are. It will also help you communicate better with the moving company.
  2. Invest in special containers to hoist delicate equipment and goods. This will help keep all your goods safe and sound during the transit. If you are unable to choose the right packing material, you can always get the packing and moving company to help you. This is why it is important to make an inventory of all the goods that needs to be moved.
  3. Make sure to be well prepared and learn about the kind of vehicle they will be using to transport your goods.

At Transgulf Maritime Services, we offer world class moving services, where we accurately plan all aspects of your move, thus relieving you of unnecessary anxiety of moving. For more information about our full range of services, do visit our website at


Things to consider when leasing shipping containers

Leasing large shipping containers for a specific period of time is quite beneficial for large enterprises and import/ export businesses. These containers offer a viable storage space, whether on the dock or if you plan on shipping goods over a long term basis. Purchasing these containers might seem like a viable option, however, shipping containers are expensive and depreciate in their value rapidly. Also, it becomes hard to dispose the container once it has disintegrated with prolonged use. Thus hiring a shipping container seems like a lucrative option. Here are a few tips to consider if you are planning on hiring shipping containers.

  • Know what size container you need beforehand. Hiring a container that is too small or too big will result in ineffective space management to ship your goods, irrespective of how well you plan your storage space. Renting the right sized container will not only be more cost effective, but will also prove to be more safe for your goods as they will be snugly fit safely.
  • Know how long you will have to rent the container. This includes the transit time and how long it will be before you return the container to the owner. This is important as most shipping container suppliers tend to levy a late fee, which can be easily avoided with a little foresight.
  • Apply for a lease well in advance. This will ensure that you get your hands on a right sized container that is in good shape. Waiting until the last minute will result in limited options which might not fit your requirements.
  • Thoroughly check the leasing document. In most cases, you will have to pay extra for land transport if the storage facility is not located close to the harbour. In such cases, have a word with the leasing company about the additional fee that will be levied.
  • Be wary of corrosion. These containers are made of metal, and exposure to salty sea water will quicken the rate of corrosion. Check the container thoroughly for any cracks and structural irregularities. If any are found, you can ask the leasing owner to fix it or assign you a new container. Moving shipping containers from the ships to the harbour is done using heavy lifts and cranes. Since the container is anchored around very few points, any faulty cracks in the structure will result in damage during the transit.

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Secure cargo services

TRANSGULF MARITIME SERVICES provide full container and lift van services with documentation, custom assistance, insurance, packing, shipping, storage and inland transportation. We provide customized solutions to clients’ shipping needs. Our Bahrain cargo services help you transport your cargo all over the world efficiently. We as a global network help you deliver competitively priced service. We provide a wide range of cargo services from air cargo services to sea, rail and also truck services.

The services provided by our company are firstly logistics, we make sure to complete your requirement not just on time but also within your budget. We plan our way keeping in mind all the important cost areas which include shipment loss or damage, port detention, project down-time, and project management through effective planning, implementation and expert management. The resources we use for effective on time results is web based tracking system identically reflecting the client’s shipment details in every aspect including warehousing, packaging, and transport of materials. We provide a crystal clear image of all these so you can trust us and our services indubitably.

Our key to success is pre-shipment planning which sets us apart from our competitors. We undertake importing and exporting services right from household goods to office equipment’s to vehicle overseas. We also offer full packaging and custom crating services in Bahrain. We are one of the best transportation companies and our transportation services assess at all costs and on time delivery.

We forward air shipments to possibly every corner of the globe. We ensure the right aircraft are utilized fitting the air cargo services, destination and most importantly the budget of our clients’. We offer many other services like trucking, temperature controlled shipments, ocean charters, along with destination services and insurance.

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Minimizing risk in cold chain packaging

Minimizing risks in cold chain process involves an active participation by the companies in all legs of the shipping process to ensure that the pharmaceuticals are transported in containers. Every region has a different guidelines that needs to be followed during cold shipping.

The temperature difference at the manufacturing hub and the destination ought to be taken into consideration when shipping. Using special containers that have a longer holding period is recommended as they can retain an optimal temperature for the goods for longer. Make sure that the equipment and procedures used during the packaging meets the necessary guidelines.

It might not always be feasible to use new technologies especially without prior research. Make sure to determine if the new methods and packaging equipment is capable of handing drastic pressure and temperature differences. Compare and choose from the best options in terms of quality and pricing.

Proper guidance on evaluation is recommended to screen and reject an unsavory practices. Your shipping personnel should be up to date on the new technology, if you choose to use it, thus making for optimal pre-conditioning of the packaging.

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Making your office move easy

As a business owner, you are expected to increase you office space as your business grows. This involves moving your entire office to a new location in order to accommodate the growing stature. However, a move can be quite stressful and can take a toll on the productivity of your company if it is not handled well. Here are a few tips to make your office process easier and more efficient.

  • It is always a good idea to assign a person to handle the move. If your establishment is quite big, it is better to assign a person for each department, and ensure that they co-ordinate well with each other during the move.
  • Generate a list of inventory, which should include furniture, computer, and other hardware that you wish to move to the new facility. This can be assigned to the department co-ordinators.
  • During packing, makes sure to label the packing boxes with appropriate labels in order to make it easier when setting up the new office. This will ensure a low down time and will allow you to get to work as soon as possible.
  • Hiring reputed moving companies will make your move easy. Their experienced professionals will make sure that your packing and moving needs are well taken care of. They will ensure optimal packing for sensitive/ delicate equipment/ machinery making sure that they do not get damaged during the move.

Transgulf Maritime Services is one of Bahrain’s leading movers and packers. For more information about our services, do visit our website at

Advantages of air freight

Every mode of transportation has its own pros and cons. It pays to take into account these pros and cons when choosing your freight transfer. One of the most preferred freight transfer method is the air freight, which offers high value for low volume shipments. Here a are few reasons why you should choose air freight over other modes-

  1. It’s fast: It’s actually super fast. No other modes of transport can beat air transfer when it comes to speed. If you are looking to deliver your products in the shortest period of time, especially over long distance, the air freight should be your first and last option.
  2. On time: Air transports are almost always on time. Since they are not bogged down by traditional problems of traffic, they tend to be highly reliable when it comes to keeping time.
  3. Delivery around the world: Most flight carriers cover a wide area of the globe, thus you can have your shipment delivered almost anywhere in the world!
  4. Reduced risk: Air transfer has a strict protocol and limited access to authorised personnel only. This makes it one of the most secure forms of product delivery.
  5. Tracking is easier: Air travel makes it easy to keep track of your products from the time it leaves you till the delivery, thanks to the extensive tracking facility in any air freight.

Transgulf Maritime Services provides a wide range of air cargo services in Bahrain. For more information about our services, do visit our website at

Relocating a small business with ease

A small business owner should be able to juggle many hats, and should be quite proficient in running various aspects of his business with relative efficiency. This can be a major cause of stress in even the most simple jobs. When it comes to handling really stressful conditions such as moving, will surely amplify the stress factor manifold.  Being stressed out can lead to easy burnouts, thus leading to carelessness and unintentional mistakes that can ultimately cost you a lot.

This is why it is advised to hire professionals for moving your small business, which will help take a load off your mind. One of the first things you ought to do when hiring professional movers is to ask for a credible estimate on time and cost. Providing with complete details of your specific requirements will help eliminate any hidden costs and will also help the movers to plan their move with relative ease.

You should also make plans to keep your business running during the move, thus ensuring that your clients do not have to worry about down time due to the move. Discuss this with your moving company, which will help them to plan and deliver the right services that caters to your needs right.

At Transgulf Maritime Services, we provide a variety of moving services for businesses and commercial establishments. For more information about our services, do visit our website at

Tips to ship cars overseas

Shipping cars overseas is quite a difficult affair, owing to the multiple contingency values. However, with the right homework and knowledge, you can get your car shipped to your destination with little to no problems. Here are a few tips to help you to get your car shipped-

  • Choose a reliable international shipping car: Make sure that the shipping company you hire is registered with the authoritative bodies. This is important to ensure that the company is well equipped with the necessary papers and permissions to ship heavy vehicles overseas.
  • Check for shipping insurance: Most shipping companies provide shipping insurance, which protects your vehicle in case of damage, etc during transit. However, it is your responsibility to check for the insurance, and ensure that it covers your shipping conditions.
  • Drop and pick up: Make sure that you reach your destination before the shipping does, thus enabling you to check to car for any damages. Some companies have designated pick up and drop off locations. Make sure to enquire beforehand.
  • Prepare for additional cost and time delays: Shipping overseas can lead to unexpected costs cropping up due to taxes and shipping fares. Be prepared to pay a little extra when the shipment arrives. Also, the delivery might be delayed quite a bit, depending on the size of the container.

At Transgulf Maritime Services, we provide excellent international car shipping services in Bahrain. For more information about our services, do visit our website at

Alternate uses for shipping containers

Shipping containers are commonly recycled and used for a number of different purposes than it was originally intended for. Shipping containers serve their purposes for years, and when they become too weak/ deemed unfit for safe operations, they are retired. These containers are usually bought by scrap dealers and are dismantled and recycled. Shipping container enthusiasts however, seek out suitable shipping containers and convert them into something new. These creative projects ensure that the dead space available in the shipping containers are made to good use. Some of the most common uses of retired shipping containers are as follows-

  1. Swimming pool: Open top shipping containers are famously converted into swimming pools. These large containers are large enough to function as a reasonable private pool. The insides of the container has to be insulated well with a suitable lining to prevent any leaks, and a ladder has to be added for ease of access. That is pretty much all the additional renovations that is to be made before you can enjoy your pool.
  2. Housing: Too rebellious to buy a new house? Go ahead and renovate shipping containers to be your new abode. They are easy to work with and certain interior designers specialize in converting shipping containers into liveable habitats. You can get more than one shipping container and build a cozy home for yourself and your family.
  3. Retail Space: Shipping containers make for excellent retail space, when in a pinch. These portable containers are easy to convert into suitable retail spaces to houses anything form groceries to hardware equipment.

Transgulf deals in a variety of shipping containers in The Kingdom of Bahrain. For more information about our services, do visit our website at

Hiring professional to help move

Be it a residential relocation or a commercial one, moving to a new location comes with its own share of tedious issues. The mere act of moving can be cumbersome and annoying. Of the many things, you can do to make your move comfortable, hiring professional packers and movers will make it easy on your part to relocate.

When relocating from one place to another, even if the move is only a short distance, one does face the fear of damage. Relocation requires you to pack your goods, arrange transportation, loading and unloading the goods at the destination and rearranging the goods in the new place.

When you hire the services of reliable packers and movers, you will not have to worry about packing and moving your goods. The moving companies also provide a variety of packages, which covers packing, transportation, unloading and unpacking as well. These companies are adept at successfully packing large goods such as bikes, wardrobes, and other heavy furniture.

The moving company staff will be trained to undertake moving services in an efficient manner. They will ensure that your goods are not damaged and reach the destination safe and sound.

Transgulf is one of Bahrain’s leading packers and movers company. For more information about our services, do visit our website at