by Angela Delaney
Interesting Things We've Shipped
In a world where businesses sell everyday items, there are also companies who deal in producing, buying and selling weird, wonderful and quirky items. If there’s a gap in the market, then there’s money to be made.
So, here are some of the most fun and fascinating things we’ve helped business customers ship. If your business sends blow up dolls, kinky merchandise, unusual artefacts we won’t judge, if we can, we’ll get it shipped no problem!
Here’s our list of “Interesting Things We’ve Shipped”
1. WOOLLY MAMMOTH TUSK
Ancient artefacts also require transportation to auction houses, buyers homes and art galleries. In recent years World Options have helped ship woolly mammoth tusks for a customer. To demonstrate the scale of what they look like, take a look at the image below, sourced from National Geographic.
2. HUMAN SALIVA
Yes, that’s right, a pharmaceutical company required Human Saliva samples in test tubes to be shipped and we happily obliged, all in the aim of modern medicine.
3. AIRCRAFT ENGINE PARTS & INTERIORS
Ever wondered how aircrafts seats get cleaned? Several times a year the seat covers from aircrafts are removed and sent to be especially deep cleaned. We’ve been involved in getting aircraft seat covers transported for some of the largest airlines for cleaning. As well as the transportation of other aircraft parts such as: engines, life vests and aircraft cooking equipment.
4. PEE TEE PEE
One regular user of World Options shipping services is a supplier of “pee tee pee”. A pee tee pee, is a little cone shaped item used when changing baby boys’ nappies to prevent a sprinkler effect.
5. MALE CHASTITY BELTS
6. INTERACTIVE DIGITAL GLOBES AND SPHERICAL DISPLAYS
Glass and fragile items can be tricky items to ship, we’ve been transporting digital and spherical displays for specialist manufacturers to events worldwide for years.
7. FILM PROSTHETICS & ROBOTS
Spooky prosthetics and cool robotics when constructed are required to be transported to film sets. World Options has been shipping such items for well-known Films, TV programs and animations across the UK and internationally.
8. MINIATURE COMPUTERS
Computer systems don’t just come in the shape of laptops, they can be tiny devices the size of a matchbox made to be installed into almost any device. Their handy size make them easy for domestic and international shipping.
9. ROYAL HEADGEAR
Next time the Queen or Meghan Markle is wearing a shiny new hat, think of the journey it has taken to get there. We’ve been shipping bespoke hats specially designed and handmade for the Royal Family for many years.
10. A PORSCHE
Need a car shipping to an international location? No problem. We once shipped a classic Porsche from rural Canada to the UK. The process of shipping vehicles can be tricky and involves several stages. In this case, the Porsche was loaded into a container, it was then collected by lorry and driven hundreds of miles to the east Canadian coast, where it was loaded again onto a ship which then sailed to Liverpool. In Liverpool docks it was picked up by lorry and delivered to the customer in Yorkshire.
Note: In order for a vehicle to be able to be driven once it arrives in the UK a NOVA application (Notice of Vehicle Arrival) is required within days of the vehicle arriving, otherwise it can never be driven in this country, and would effectively become scrap.
Are you a business that requires courier services? Whatever it is, we’ll do our utmost to transport your goods.