Crema Marfil marble, as any other Natural Stone, must be transported by vessel to its international destination, because due to its weight, this transportation makes it cheaper. Today, we can affirm that it is not an excessively slow transport. But even so, in the majority of cases, it takes between 2 weeks and a month, depending on the destination. During the time that the marble is travelling in the container, it is going to go through different handlings. To start off, it will be transported from the factory of origin to port of departure by road. Once at the port, the cranes are in charge of storing it until the loading moment. Afterwards, it will be loaded on the vessel to be taken to the destination port. Once there, it will be unloaded and stored to thus be able to be removed from the port and transported to the plant of the receiver. To assure that the material manages to arrive in the best conditions to its final destiny, it is very important for the packaging to fulfill the necessary requirements and that the containers are loaded by expert hands.
We hereby leave you with these 5 keys to keep in mind when importing Crema marfil or any other Natural Stone:
- Treated wood: the international rule ISPM-15 (International Standard Phytosanitary Measures) have as an aim to prevent infestation of plagues during the commercial transactions between countries, and forces all wooden packing used in International Commerce be treated previously with heat or chemicals (fumigated). It is therefore very important for you, to demand your supplier to use only this type of wood which in addition must have the corresponding stamp (seal) to avoid you any problem at customs.