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APR 16, 2010
By Ofer Tirosh
Shipping and receiving is done all over the world, but there are especially valued exports from the west coast of Africa. Shipping instruction translations are important in order for workers and receivers to understand where they are going, as well as to understand what is inside the package. For example, if there are goods that need rush delivery once received at an African port, shipping receivers need to be able to recognize the indications. Don't assume any pictorial representation is universal – many localized or remote civilizations may not understand a symbol that is understood by other parts of the world. There are many pictures, symbols, and so forth that need to be translated from English to Hausa -one of the most majorly spoken languages on Africa's west coast – in order to ensure your shipment arrives safely at its destination. To get a free quote on any English to Hausa translation or business translation, simply send us your document using the top menu. You'll receive a detailed estimate in seconds. You'll also notice immediately that our translation rates are significantly lower than others.
Recently a client decided to start using Hausa translators for shipping and commercial packages when one of his shipments was dumped overboard by local workers on an African port. While we cannot reveal intimate details due to our strict confidentiality agreements with all clients, this particular client is a good example as to why commerce and shipping translation is a very good idea. When the worker looked each piece of cargo and saw the “fragile” symbol printed on each one (pictorial image of a wine glass with a broken stem) he assumed that broken glass had been accidentally shipped, and dumped all of the cargo overboard. Because there was translation from English to Hausa for shipping instructions – or even shipped contents – the client lost his entire shipment. The same client has later requested shipment instructions translated into French and other languages
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