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RE: Cross-country shipping of large network/computer gear?

  • From: Matthew Zito
  • Date: Wed Aug 27 19:10:41 2003


Thanks to everyone for all of the responses.  I got in touch with a number
of companies - the two big common sticking points seem to be insuring
shipments of greater than 50k value and the SLAs on their freight delivery.
Overall (price vs. SLA vs. convenience), FedEx won, though they max out at
50k insurance per shipment.  ForwardAir was the nicest and most helpful, but
they charge $1 per $100 of shipped value and they have very rigid packing
requirements for high-value shipments (plus a 4-day delivery timeframe).
Airborne Express was notable for their willingness to insure well above the
50k max per shipment, though they require advance notice.

Thanks again,
Matt

--
Matthew Zito
GridApp Systems
Email: mzito@gridapp.com
Cell: 646-220-3551
Phone: 212-358-8211 x 359
http://www.gridapp.com

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Christopher Bird [mailto:seabird@msn.com] 
> Sent: Wednesday, August 27, 2003 6:19 PM
> To: 'Matthew Zito'
> Cc: Nanog@merit.edu; owner-nanog@merit.edu
> Subject: RE: Cross-country shipping of large network/computer gear?
> 
> 
> I have used Federal Express to great effect in the past. I 
> have tended to stay away from Airborne because the local 
> people here in Dallas didn't know not to turn printers full 
> of toner on their sides. Since Airborne packed them, I felt 
> they should not have been full of toner, but that is another story!
> 
> Chris
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-nanog@merit.edu [mailto:owner-nanog@merit.edu] On
> > Behalf Of Matthew Zito
> > Sent: Wednesday, August 27, 2003 1:19 PM
> > To: Nanog@merit.edu
> > Subject: Cross-country shipping of large network/computer gear?
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > Hello,
> > 
> > I was wondering if anyone could provide any advice or
> > suggestions on shipping heavy/bulky equipment (~300 pounds, 
> > about a half-rack worth of
> > gear) on short notice cross-country?  We're obviously looking 
> > to minimize cost, but realistically it can't be in transit 
> > for more than two days.  Are there any companies or methods 
> > people would recommend?  Thanks in advance for the help.
> > 
> > Thanks again,
> > Matt
> > 
> > --
> > Matthew Zito
> > GridApp Systems
> > Email: mzito@gridapp.com
> > Cell: 646-220-3551
> > Phone: 212-358-8211 x 359
> > http://www.gridapp.com
> > 
> > 
> 
> 
> 





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