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:
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.”
If you are planning to take your indoor house plants with you on your next move, there are several important items you must consider before moving day.
According to federal guidelines, house plants qualify as “perishable” items and are not allowed on regulated moving vans traveling more than 150 miles to their destination. They are also not allowed to be packed on regulated moves that will take more than 24 hours to complete. Ask your moving agent for specific details about your move so you can make necessary accommodations.
Some states like California, Arizona and Florida have laws that regulate plants and soil to prevent the spread of certain insects and diseases. It is generally recommended that you repot your plants several weeks ahead of time in commercially available soil to avoid unnecessary quarantine. Check with your destination’s department of natural resources to get the most current information about plant regulation.
The changing temperatures and lack of fresh air in a moving container can be harmful to your plants. When preparing for a long-distance move, the safest, most certain way to transport houseplants is in a stable, temperature-controlled environment like the back seat of your car.
If you are unable to make accommodations for your houseplants, consider taking cuttings to replant. You’ll want to wrap cuttings in wet moss and packing paper to pack in a plastic grocery bag. Place bags in a small box and fill gaps with crumpled newsprint.
For more tips on packing click here.
(source: United Van Lines)
Even though the likelihood of accidental loss is low when moving cross-country, items that require additional security or special access are better kept in your personal vehicle during a move. Download our personal item checklist to make sure you don’t miss anything.
In February, the Panama Canal Authority (PCA) will implement a series of new measures to sustain the operational water level of the Canal. Gatun Lake, the main source of water for the Canal, has reached a historic low due to several years of lower than average rainfall and rising temperatures. These measures include:
The PCA believes,“the new measures will allow the Panama Canal to better anticipate the number and type of ships transiting the waterway, and therefore allocate water resources accordingly.”