Consignments are regularly subjected to minor knocks and loads caused by stacking, bending,
abrasion and compression. Therefore the consignor must pay due attention to the packing
requirements specified by law. Matkahuolto accepts no liability for any damage to unpacked or
poorly packed consignments, nor for any damage to the packaging material. Instructions for
packaging large items or items of irregular shape can be found
Select a packaging of the right size
Packaging of the right size minimizes damage in transit
- Do not leave any empty space around the item when packing.
- Fill any empty space with pieces of Styrofoam, expanded polystyrene or bubble wrap.
- Make sure that the items cannot move around inside the package.
Several items in the same package
- Pack each item separately.
- Put the items in the package and place padding between and around them.
Seal the package with care
- Put everything included in the consignment inside the package.
- Items attached to the outside of the package can easily be lost in transit.
- Do not use or make packages that are irregular in shape. Do not leave any flaps or protrusions
in the package.
Seal the seams of the package along their full length
- Use enough tape, string, staples, bands or other types of fastenings to ensure that the package
is properly closed. The best way to seal the package is to use thick tape.
- Make sure the seams of the package support the contents. Take extra care to reinforce the
bottom seam of the package.
- Attach/glue the parcel label to the top of the package.
- If your consignment consists of several parcels, remember to put a parcel label on all of the
parcels and attach any instructions for special handling.
- Use an outer package with rigid walls made of a strong material.
- Place a thick (min. 5 cm) layer of cushioning material in the bottom of the package.
- Pack each fragile item separately.
- Place additional padding on top of the goods before you close the package.
- Attach a ”Fragile” label to the side of the package.
Bottles and jars containing liquid
- Seal all liquids in a container or bottle and make sure that the cap or lid is firmly
- Pack the containers in a durable box so that they cannot move around inside it. The package
must contain filling material that will absorb the liquid if the container or bottle
- Pack wide-mouthed containers (e.g., berry buckets) in plastic bags. Tape the bag or tie the bag
shut so that it is watertight.
- Attach labels showing the position in which the package should be transported and handled.
Instructions for packaging large items or items of irregular shape can be found
Unpacked machines, mechanical components and devices are not accepted for carriage.
Parcel Service telephone number: 0800 -132 582 Mon–Fri from 8:00 to 18:00.