Optimal solutions for shipping medical supplies and equipment internationally
With the COVID-19 outbreak, shipping medical supplies and equipment internationally has become of vital importance for compensating shortages worldwide. Whether you are a company, an NGO, or an individual looking for fast international delivery of healthcare equipment and protective medical gear, such as gowns, surgical masks, N95 respirators, disposable gloves, eye and foot protection, as well as other medical items, with Eurosender, you will get a perfect courier match in just a few clicks. Enjoy the safety and the commodity of door-to-door transportation services.
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At Eurosender, we know exactly what medical suppliers for hospitals, pharmacies and hospices need: security, reliability, fast and flawless national and international delivery of healthcare equipment and protective medical gear. Join thousands of satisfied SMEs that have chosen Eurosender as their permanent shipping platform. Save time and money. Have all relevant delivery information in one place.
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How to pack medical supplies for transportation?
If you need to ship surgical masks, N95 respirators, gowns, foot and eye protection or disposable gloves by courier, follow these simple steps to pack them properly:
- Check the integrity of the original manufacturer’s packaging of healthcare products.
- Smaller items can be put together in plastic bags.
- If the items you are shipping have sharp edges, protect them with cardboard scrap and bubble wrap.
- Take a cardboard box and cushion its bottom with crumpled paper or packing peanuts. Nest medical supplies inside it.
- Seal the box with adhesive tape.
These instructions also apply to shipping small medical devices. If you need to pack and ship prescription drugs, check our dedicated article to prepare your shipment.
How to pack medical equipment for shipping?
When it comes to shipping bulky medical equipment like ultrasound, ECG, MRI machines, or X-Ray scans internationally, we recommend following these general guidelines:
- Dismantle the equipment following the manufacturer’s instructions.
- Protect each part separately with bubble wrap or cling film.
- Put smaller parts of the device in foam-padded cardboard boxes. You can also use crumpled paper or packing peanuts as cushioning materials.
- Seal the box with adhesive tape.
- If your medical equipment cannot be dismantled, put it on a pallet, and secure it with straps.
- Cover the machine with moving blankets and cling film.
- Alternatively, you can use a wooden crate, which is particularly recommended for non-standard and fragile medical devices.
If you are unsure about the optimal transportation method for shipping healthcare equipment, as well as disposable medical gloves, N95 respirators, surgical masks, and other similar items quickly and cost-effectively by courier, feel free to contact our logistics experts. They will gladly assist you to organize fast and safe international delivery of protective medical gear.
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FAQs about the optimal way to ship medical equipment and healthcare products
What is the best way to send a smaller quantity of protective masks and other PPE articles abroad?
Eurosender can help you organise fast and safe international delivery of protective medical gear. Through our platform, you can ship medical gloves, N95 respirators, surgical masks, gowns, foot and eye protection, as well as other PPE articles by various courier- or logistics service providers. We can also arrange urgent PPE delivery by plane. Depending on the amount of the items, as well as on the time-sensitivity of your shipment, you can use our standard shipping service or express service for urgent deliveries.
Can I send hand sanitisers and other disinfectants in the mail?
Such substances and liquids are on the postal operators’ and couriers’ prohibited items list due to the fact that they are flammable. For this reason, it is also forbidden to ship them via air freight. However, if you decide to do so, it will be your sole responsibility. There will be no compensation in case of damage.
If you need to send alcohol-based hand sanitisers abroad, we recommend shipping them by road via Eurosender standard service.
Is there any insurance coverage for shipping medical supplies and healthcare equipment internationally?
When shipping items such as surgical masks, medical gloves, N95 respirators, as well as any diagnostic equipment internationally by courier through Eurosender platform, you will have access to various insurance options. Risk сoverage depends on the type of transportation service selected for your shipment, as well as on the items you send. Keep in mind that insurance will not apply to restricted items. Proper packaging is of the utmost importance for secure and fast international delivery of any type of protective medical gear. Make sure to keep the original invoices as proof of your items’ value.
Do protective masks stop the spread of viruses?
Even though there is much contradictory information regarding the effectiveness of protective masks against airborne transmission of viruses, the difference should be made between surgical masks and N95 respirators. Unlike ordinary loose-fitting masks, N95 respirators protect the wearer both from large and small particles, including bacteria and viruses. Standard surgical masks do not protect the wearer from viruses, but they reduce the exposure of people surrounding him to potential infectious secretions.