Our Virtual Survey allows customers to get a quote without an estimator entering their home. This video from United Van Lines shows you what you can expect.
Due to Hurricane Delta the U.S. Coast Guard has issued a condition Whiskey for the Port of New Orleans (open today, but closed tomorrow) and condition Yankee for the Port of Houston (currently closed to traffic).
U.S. Coast Guard Port Conditions for Hurricanes and Severe Weather:
Whiskey: The ALERT condition in which winds above 39 mph are expected within 72 hours.
X-Ray: The READINESS condition in which winds above 39 mph are expected within 48 hours.
Yankee: The WARNING condition in which winds above 39 mph are expected within 24 hours.
Zulu: The DANGER condition in which winds above 39 mph are expected within 12 hours and until the storm has passed and is no longer a threat.
Before you move:
1. Choose your moving company carefully and ask questions.
2. Get a virtual moving quote.
3. Be clear on the process of rescheduling your move.
4. Clean and disinfect.
During Your Move (Your Movers Have Arrived for Loading and Unloading):
5. Greet with a smile, not a handshake.
6. Maintain a six-foot distance.
7. Wash hands.
8. Practice CDC recommended protocol to decrease the spread of the virus.
9. If at any point before or during your move, you suspect you’ve been exposed to the virus or have symptoms, contact your mover to determine what to do.
After Your Move:
10. Thoroughly disinfect your new space before you unpack and settle in.
For more details please read the full article.
(source: United Van Lines)
Crown is proud to have participated in East Whittier City School District’s donation of desks and other furniture from seven campuses to Food For The Poor. Food For The Poor is a charity focusing on the basic needs of the poor in 17 Latin American and Caribbean Countries.
Crown customers are still moving all across the country and we’re open for business as usual with added safety measures. Check out United Van Line’s FAQ page for additional info if you’re planning or have a current move.
CARB (California Air Resources Board) was established, “to promote and protect public health, welfare and ecological resources through the effective and efficient reduction of air pollutants.” CARB enforces air quality rules and regulations. CARB regulations require a financial investment on the part of carriers and shippers alike: retrofitting trucks for compliance ranges from $10,000-$40,000 per unit. Trucks that are not compliant that enter California can experience delay and fines.
Crown’s fleets (local and interstate) are 100% compliant. We engage only CARB compliant trucks for all domestic and international goods hauling. We invest in our future and the future of California by purchasing the filtration systems on the market to reduce the diesel particulate matter impacting both our state and planet.
On February 24th, the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Italy had reached 229 and the World Health Organization and European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control arrived to support authorities.
Contship Italia Group terminal operations will continue as normal in the northern Italian ports of La Spezia and Ravenna. Contship, “will continue to monitor the evolving situation and issue updates when necessary.”
(World Maritime News)
The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel in coordination with Compass Family Services is re-purposing used furniture that would have ended up in a landfill to families in need. The project is the inspiration of JLL Senior Project Manager, Matthew Boone. The hotel is renovating and new furniture is being installed. Crown is honored to be managing deliveries of furniture to families benefiting from this contribution.
Green Business Profile: Crown Worldwide Moving & Storage
In 2020, the San Leandro Sustainability Office is highlighting different green businesses around San Leandro. Businesses can become certified green businesses through the Alameda County Green Business Program after completing a certain set of criteria. Among those is Crown Worldwide Moving and Storage LLC in San Leandro.
Crown is a world-class full-service global provider of transportation and relocation services (International transport, Commercial relocations, Domestic household good transportation, Storage and Asset management and Automobile transport).
Pinpointing San Leandro as both a hub of the Bay Area and close to the Port of Oakland, Crown moved its headquarters here from San Francisco in 1976. Not only did this move reduce overhead in the form of less expensive office and warehouse space, but Crown was able to decrease drive-time for local moves thus reducing vehicle emissions, fuel cost and labor cost.
Over the years, to protect the environment and its community, Crown has made numerous changes in order to become more sustainable. This meant helping avoid the depletion of natural resources and purchasing products to minimize environmental impact, toxins, pollution and hazards to workers and safety to the community. This in turn helps maintain and protect an ecological balance for society at large.
Some of the changes had the added benefit of overhead cost reduction. Crown’s installation of LED lighting and T-5 fixtures was the greatest success from a cost standpoint. As Crown’s Chairman Robert Bowen notes, “There was a considerable reduction in Crown’s electric bill afterwards and it was supplemented by a rebate from PG&E. Furthermore, the purchase of electric forklifts reduced the cost of propane and eliminated the need to store hazardous products. Getting acceptance from some employees was challenging since they were used to having products of convenience no matter their impact on the environment. However, through consistent messaging from management, they began to see the value of these improvements.”
Crown has managed to achieve a number of sustainability best practices, including:
- Replacing the light fixtures in warehouses with T-5 and LED
- Installing motion light fixtures in warehouses
- Eliminating plastic bottles from vending machines
- Replacing paper, plastic and polystyrene products in lunch rooms with glassware and silverware
- Placing containers at every work-station, rest room and lunch room to collect and dispose of products for recycling
- Placing containers in every lunch room for food waste
- Covering the office windows with reflective film to reduce heat infiltration
- Installing interior motion detector light switches in offices
- Installing exterior day-light sensors on flood lights
- Purchasing electric forklifts for warehouses
- Recycling all corrugated medium products
- Recycling metal and e-waste
- Conducting work sessions to educate employees how to conserve energy and eliminate the use of household products harmful to the environment
- Setting default settings for printers to be double-sided
- Focusing management software and processes on the elimination of paper documents and digitization of documentation
Chairman Bowen urges business owners and managers, “Make the protection of our environment a top priority. Promote and educate your workforce to do the same, not just at work, but at home. Create a team to drive your program each and every day, otherwise, your efforts will be ineffective and not taken seriously. Finally, voice your opinion on environmental issues with your local, state and federal elected officials, your friends, your co-workers and your family.”