Monday, November 30, 2009

About Us

Our mission is to give the best option for worldwide logistics, courier or airfreight solutions and value for money to all our valued customers – with just a click away.

We're the 1st company offering ONLINE quotation, booking and tracking for door to door parcel, courier, pallet delivery, worldwide airfreight & seafreight, relocation and removal services from any point in Ireland & United Kingdom.

We offer excellent and quality services at very reasonable rates. Our aspiration is to provide satisfaction and cost effective products and services to our customers.

We try our best to make thing happen and if there's anything you'd like to suggest fell free to let us know. is a trading name of Putra Venture Ltd was established in 2005 offering various options to worldwide forwarding & courier services. We offer our customers complete logistic solutions encompassing road transport, seafreight and airfreight services for personal effects and excess baggage, car shipping services, container services LCL & FCL, groupage and consolidation services from Ireland and United Kingdom to any port or to your own door anywhere in the world, distribution and parcel delivery within Ireland, UK and Europe as well as removal services anywhere in Ireland and United Kingdom.

The company operates a cost effective collection and delivery service available throughout the Ireland and UK mainland. Through our various delivery partners we are able to offer high levels of service backed up by our dedicated customer service team, based at our head office.

Our staff are highly trained, vastly experienced and provide a friendly personalised service unsurpassed in the marketplace. Our fundamental objective is to provide a quality, personalized service tailored to our customers needs.

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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Shipping to Malaysia

Shipping To Malaysia offers our customers a complete logistic solutions encompassing shipping by seafreight and airfreight services for personal effects, excess baggages, car shipping services, container services and commercial from Ireland and United Kingdom to port or to your own door, storage and warehousing, distribution as well as removal and relocation services anywhere in Ireland and United Kingdom. Our shipping by seafreight and airfreight services covers from anywhere in Ireland and United Kingdom to any part of Malaysia. We specialise on door to door, door to port, door to airport, car shipping and container shipping services to Malaysia and our customers can choose whatever method they prefer based on their preferences. Our staff are highly trained, vastly experienced and provide a friendly personalised service unsurpassed in the marketplace. Our fundamental objective is to provide a quality, personalized service tailored to our customers needs.

If you have suggestions or are need any further assistance fell free to contact us now and we will strive to meet your needs.


How to Pack a Box for Shipping

Before you select a shipping company for your shipping service, it's important to pack your box with care. Using substandard shipping materials or packaging items improperly may result in damage to mailed goods and valuables, which costs you time and money.


Things You'll Need:

  • Packing box
  • 2-inch packing tape
  • Styrofoam peanuts
  • Bubble wrap
  • Tissue paper or newspaper
  • Sharpie marker
  1. Step1

    Select a sturdy box that is slightly larger than the shipped items. This allows you enough space to properly cushion the contents.

  2. Step2

    Use heavy-duty, 2-inch packing tape to secure the bottom of the box along the center and side seams. Add additional tape layers for boxes that will contain fragile or heavy items. Tape is inexpensive, so don't skimp.

  3. Step3

    Place a layer of bubble wrap, foam peanuts or wadded up newspaper in the bottom of each box. This initial layer helps with shock absorption, and keeps items from tearing through the bottom if the tape gives way.

  4. Step4

    Wrap each item individually in bubble wrap, tissue paper or newspaper. Fill hollow items with packing material, as well.

  5. Step5

    Place your items in the center of the box, and surround them on all sides with foam peanuts, shredded newspaper or additional bubble wrap.

  6. Step6

    Close the box and gently shake it to determine whether the contents are shifting. If you feel the items moving, add more packing material to ensure that all items are suspended, and will not continue to shift in transit.

  7. Step7

    Add a final layer of peanuts, bubble wrap or packing paper to the top of each box and place a label on top of the packing material. This label should include your return address and the shipping address, and will aid postal workers if the external label incurs damage or falls off in transit. Close the box securely.

  8. Step8

    Tape the box shut using your 2-inch packing tape. In addition to taping the seam shut, reinforce each edge with one to two layers of additional tape.

  9. Step9

    Label your box with a Sharpie permanent marker or other waterproof marking pen. Remember to include a return mailing address in the upper left corner, in case your package does not arrive at its destination and needs to be sent back.


Port of Tanjung Pelepas braces for new challenge

Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) sees 2010 and 2011 as the most challenging years for growth as the global economy should enter a recovery period after almost a year of recession.

Chief executive officer Capt Ismail Hashim said PTP is like any other port in the world and depended on the global trade activities and volumes.

He said in the last 12 months or so, all port operators had been operating in a very challenging business environment due to the economic downturn.

He said in September and October, PTP registered a 3.4% and 5% increase in volume respectively compared with the same months last year.

Ismail said the port handled 4.9 million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) in the first 10 months of the year and was confident of recording 6 million TEUs in 2009 against 5.6 million TEUs in 2008.

He said last year, PTP had captured 8% of South-East Asia’s total port market and expected to increase the market share to 10% this year.

Although there were already indications the global economy was on the road to recovery based on the economic figures released from the United States and Japan, it was still too early to rejoice, he said, adding that there were 10% reductions in the total global container throughput in the last one year and the outlook for 2010 was not that rosy as it was still uncertain where the global economy would be heading.

“We handle 95% transhipment and 5% hinterland or local cargo and want to increase the latter to 20% in our short- to medium-term business plan,” Ismail added.

He said the logistics sector, one of the five existing economic pillars in Iskandar Malaysia, was being developed and strengthened under the Iskandar Comprehensive Develop-ment Plan from 2006 until 2025.

The other four pillars are electrical and electronics, petrochemical and oleochemical, food and agro-processing and tourism.

The five existing core sectors are health services, educational services, financial services, ICT and creative industries.

Ismail said the development and presence of strong logistics infrastructure in Iskandar would attract investors, industries and manufacturers which in turn would benefit service providers such as PTP.

PTP, together
with Johor Port and Senai Airport which are closely linked to business tycoon Tan Sri Syed Mokhtar Al-Bukhari, would be among the beneficiaries as these entities are located within the five flagship development zones in Iskandar.

“Apart from Iskandar, the Singapore factor will also benefit us by attracting haulers from there to PTP.”

He said PTP would expand its port infrastructure in line with the expected increase and long-term goal and two new berths would be added under its phase two expansion plan.

Ismail said the port would be calling for tender early next year to build the 13th and 14th berths. Work on them should start in the third quarter of 2010 and it would take 18 months to complete.

PTP currently has 12 berths and a terminal-handling capacity of 10 million TEUs.

He said under the phase three expans
ion plan, the port would build eight new berths and include land reclamation and dredging.

“We are looking at organic growth and our long-term plan is to have 95 berths where our capacity will reach 150 million TEUs,” said Ismail.

He said PTP’s 404.68ha Pelepas Free Zone (PFZ) had 50 clients now with an average warehousing occupancy rate of 68%.

Companies with a presence in the PFZ include CIBA Vision, Flextronics, BMW, JST, Maersk Logistics, Nagai Nitto, Schenker Logistics and Century Logistics.



Malaysia Public Holidays

Typical festive fare during Hari Raya Puasa or Hari Raya Haji(clockwise from bottom left): beef soup, ketupat (compressed rice cubes), beef rendang andsayur lodeh.

Malaysian observe a number of holidays and festivities throughout the year. Some holidays are federal gazetted public holidays and some are public holidays observed by individual states. Other festivals are observed by particular ethnic or religion groups, but are not public holidays.

The most celebrated holiday is the "Hari Kebangsaan" (Independence Day), otherwise known as "Merdeka" (Freedom), on 31 August commemorating the independence of the Federation of Malaya in 1957, whileMalaysia Day is only celebrated in the state of Sabah on 16 September to commemorate the formation of Malaysia in 1963. Hari Merdeka, as well asLabour Day (1 May), the King's birthday (first Saturday of June) and some other festivals are federal gazetted public holidays.

Muslims in Malaysia celebrateMuslim holidays. The most celebrated festival, Hari Raya Puasa (also called Hari Raya Aidilfitri) is the Malay translation of Eid al-Fitr. It is generally a festival honoured by the Muslims worldwide marking the end of Ramadan, the fasting month. The sight of the new moon determines the end of Ramadan. This determines the new month, therefore the end of the fasting month. In addition to Hari Raya Puasa, they also celebrate Hari Raya Haji (also called Hari Raya Aidiladha, the translation of Eid ul-Adha), Awal Muharram (Islamic New Year) and Maulidur Rasul(Birthday of the Prophet).

Chinese in Malaysia typically celebrate festivals that are observed by Chinese around the world. Chinese New Year is the most celebrated among the festivals which lasts for fifteen days and ends with Chap Goh Mei (εδΊ”ηž‘). Other festivals celebrated by Chinese are theQingming Festival, the Dragon Boat Festival and the Mid-Autumn Festival. In addition to traditional Chinese festivals,Buddhists Chinese also celebrate Vesak.

The majority of Indians in Malaysia are Hindus and they celebrate Diwali/Deepavali, the festival of light, whileThaipusam is a celebration which pilgrims from all over the country flock toBatu Caves. Apart from the Hindus, Sikhscelebrate the Vaisakhi, the Sikh New Year.

Other festivals such as Good Friday (East Malaysia only),Christmas, Hari Gawai of theIbans (Dayaks), Pesta Menuai (Pesta Kaamatan) of theKadazan-Dusuns are also celebrated in Malaysia.

Despite most of the festivals being identified with a particular ethnic or religious group, all Malaysians celebrate the festivities together, regardless of their background. For years when the Hari Raya Puasa and Chinese New Year coincided, aportmanteau Kongsi Raya was coined, which is a combination of Gong Xi Fa Cai (a greeting used on the Chinese New Year) and Hari Raya (which could also mean "celebrating together" in Malay. Similarly, the portmanteau Deepa Raya was coined when Hari Raya Puasa and Deepavali coincided.


About Malaysia

Malaysia is a country in Southeast Asia that consists of thirteen states and three Federal Territories, with a total landmass of 329,845 square kilometres (127,354 sq mi). The capital city is Kuala Lumpur, while Putrajaya is the seat of the federal government. The population stands at over 28 million inhabitants. The country is separated into two regions, Peninsular Malaysia and Malaysian Borneo, by the South China Sea. Malaysia borders Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore and Brunei. The country is located near the equator and experiences a tropical climate. Malaysia's head of state is the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, an elected monarch, and the head of government is the Prime Minister. The government is closely modeled after the Westminster parliamentary system.

Malaysia as a unified state did not exist until 1963. Previously, the United Kingdom had established influence in colonies in the territory from the late 18th century. The western half of modern Malaysia was composed of several separate kingdoms. This group of colonies was known as British Malaya until its dissolution in 1946, when it was reorganized as the Malayan Union. Due to widespread opposition, it was reorganized again as the Federation of Malaya in 1948 and later gained independence on 31 August 1957. Singapore, Sarawak, British North Borneoand the Federation of Malaya merged to form Malaysia on 16 September 1963. Tensions in the early years of the new union sparked anarmed conflict with Indonesia, and the expulsion of Singapore on 9 August 1965.

During the late 20th century, this Southeast Asian nation experienced an economic boom and underwent rapid development. Bordering theStrait of Malacca, an important international shipping crossroad, international trade is integral to Malaysia's economy. Manufacturing makes up a major sector of the country's economy. Malaysia has a biodiverse range of flora and fauna, and is also considered one of the 17 megadiverse countries.