Within a couple of weeks, on the 28th of June, we’ll ship the box with the battery from Sweden. Then it’ll travel at sea for 60 days to get to Australia! With this blog post we’d like to thank all the involved companies that have helped us with the shipping.
First, we’d like to thank Nefab for helping us packetizing our lithium-ion battery. The Nefab Group is a global industrial packaging manufacturer specializing in complete packaging solutions that reduce its customers’ total costs while minimizing environmental impact. Nefab is a leading provider of packaging solutions for the Telecom, Energy, Vehicle, Healthcare equipment and Aerospace industries. Since its inception in 1949, Nefab has grown from a local product-oriented company into a market-oriented company with a prominent position in the global packaging market. Thank you, Nefab, you’re great!
With this properly classified box, Patrick from DGM Sweden helps us with certification. You see, you can’t ship a battery just like that as the goods might be dangerous, so you need to have someone who can certify the box with the battery. DGM is the right company – thanks a lot for helping us with this!
Another company that has helped us with all this, is Handelskammaren Jönköpings Län. They have issued the ATA Carnet – the international Merchandise Passport – that is needed to ship the battery. Handelskammaren Jönköpings Län is one of eleven independent Chambers of Commerce in our country. The Swedish Chambers are private law Chambers (privately owned), based on voluntary membership. The regional focus of the Swedish Chambers separates them from other business organizations. By law the Swedish Chambers are authorized to issue documents and certificates needed for international trade. Internationally the Chamber of Commerce is a link in a chain of about 12 000 Chambers all over the world, forming a unique network of business contacts. Thanks for your help, Handelskammaren!
The forwarding agent of the battery is Key Logistics, which our Logistics Manager Hanna Steinum has had daily contact with. This company has been happy to be the forwarding agent of the battery and the box. Key Logistics is a medium sized privately owned logistic company. They are active in most markets around the world but have an extra focus on imports from the Far East. With the help of the developed skills of Key Logistics staff, they have refined the company to become a personal logistic agent that takes an overall approach of transportation needs. The range of their expertise gives the customers an invaluable sense of security in knowing that Key Logistics can always offer a competitive product no matter if it is: sea, air, road, courier or cargo. Thank you, Key Logistics, for being our partner!
As you now understand, there is A LOT of work with the shipping of the battery. We’re extremely happy that all of the companies mentioned above have helped us with this – you’re fantastic!
The photo below is a photo of Hanna and Erik. This is when they solder on the battery cell lines to make them suit our 3D-printed box. We’re many students who put many hours on this work – next week the battery must be finished and ready for departure!