90% of all Household Goods are loaded by the shipper
at the shippers address (SEE WAREHOUSE RATES). Sometimes we can receive Household Goods and Personal
Effects at our stations but in order to receive them all items must be protected,
properly packed and marked. Nothing can be exposed. We can
store LCL cargo for 30 days at no charge.
To save time and money 90% of FULL CONTAINER 20/40 Household Goods
shippers load our containers at their home on a
Live Load basis. Live Load simply means the driver will
wait until the container is loaded. Exposed items can be loaded. You have
2 hrs free to load and $100 per hour waiting time thereafter. You can choose to have our
container at your loading address for a maximum of 4 days
(drop and pick) Double
Drayage will apply. Drayage is the term applied to the activity
of picking up an empty container at a rail yard or container yard, driving
the empty container to the loading address, and returning the container to
the delivery rail ramp or port. Double drayage will be the equivalent
of going to and from our Container Yard 4 times.
This charge is shown on your quote. It may be advantageous to
go the extra 2 to 3 hours to load on site versus double drayage. Containers can only be spotted 7
days prior to cut-off date as voyages open gates for releasing and receiving
containers only 10 to 12 days prior to sailing. Containers
must be at port 2 to 3 days prior to departure.
In the case of cars, containers must be at port minimum 3 days prior to
NOTE: We also recommend the use of manpower to load your
container or help you pack. For this purpose we have selected
NASDAQ Traded Company that provides manpower for packing and loading.
Simply order supplies from U-Line 2 weeks prior to the load date and
contract Labor Ready to pack the house 3 days prior to load date and
contract them again for the actual load date.
7. How can I pack my
Fragile Goods? + What kind of packing is required for
International Moving From USA?
Loading Manpower: We recommend "Laborready" for Manpower
Loading of containers or helping you pack your cargo ... you
can find the nearest Laborready Office by going to
Packing Materials: We recommend U-Line as the
best choice for a wide range of packing supplies
We also recommend you look
at the destination country regulations
Export Regulations at Country of Destination.
You may not be required to pack in special wood crates or pallets. If you require more assistance you can find a good resource for
approved packing wood at
- Wood Source - Approved Wood Suppliers
8. Do I need to pack everything?
if shipping via LCL and No if shipping via FCL, but
all furniture for imports to the USA MUST BE PACKED.
You can find
moving kits at
9. Do you have any direct phone number that I
can talk to you?
As soon as you receive a
quote you will have the telephone number to call us.
10. My quote is for 20 foot; do you have
anything between 20 and 40 foot?
Less than a 20
is a Cubic Meter?
Shipper Worksheet Gives You The Answer To Your Cargo Volume
SHIPPING LESS THAN
CONTAINER LOADS (LCL)
For security reasons and to
adhere to the FMC Rules regarding acceptance of cargo we have
implemented protocol for bookings.
You must book your shipment at least 3 working days advance
Once received the operations
department at X 116 will e-mail you a booking number
within 24 to 72 hours.
The terminal address and
other pertinent information such as sailing date and voyage number
will be provided then.
deliver your cargo at our terminals "you must get a booking number
first" otherwise the cargo will not be accepted at the dock.
To book the cargo and receive a booking number your must
fax or e-mail the shipping forms.
You can ship
boxes of any size and weight. We can
palletize, shrink wrap and band them together for $35 to $65.00
per pallet depending on warehouse location in the USA. We
will measure the final pallet and recalculate your charges based
on the quote you received online. All loose cargo
consisting of personal effects must be palletized at our station
or prior to receiving.
packing list must be received before the shipment departs.
If pickup or inland
portion of your quote was included, please specify the date and time
for your pickup on the shipping forms.
We sail to every destination on a weekly basis but there are some
exceptions. If you require
our current weekly schedule please request it via email at
HOW DO I START THE SHIPPING PROCESS and
where and when is cargo received?
order to comply with Federal Maritime Regulations we have to publish a tariff
for every shipment we set out to perform prior to cargo or payment acceptance.
Our quotes generate have a yellow link to a form designed for you to fill out
shipper and consignee details along with all reference to the quote number.
This form generates a BOOKING REQUEST # to the operations
department. The operations department will review the request, publish the
tariff and send you a BOOKING NUMBER with the receiving days, loading day,
vessel name, voyage number, and the arrival day within 24 to 72 hours of your
request. You will be given a booking number prior to
cargo acceptance or payment of cargo. You will review the
Booking Confirmation and we will wait for your approval before we start doing
To get a booking number and the address
for the warehouse please submit a booking request online.
In most cases you can deliver within 24 hrs of booking receipt. LIST
In both LCL and FCL
a formal BOOKING
CONFIRMATION will be sent to you via e-mail containing the
BOOKING NUMBER and confirmation for the delivery of your container FCL or confirmation on the LAST RECEIVING DATE for a LCL
booking. You must place the number on every piece if you are
shipping LCL and on any shipping documents you submit such
Packing List - Invoice
12. Is my export Legal?
These two links will help you determine if your export is
PERSONAL EFFECTS / HOUSEHOLD GOODS
If you are shipping household goods and
personal effects we recommend you
contact the consulate office of
your country and see if you can obtain a letter of relocation
and be advised as to the most current regulations concerning your
FCL SHIPPING PROCEDURES
After you get a quote online and submit your booking request we
will send you a
booking confirmation VIA E-MAIL. The booking confirmation will
be sent by the FCL Operations Dept x 102 and will confirm the day you have requested for the container
to be delivered to the loading address, the sailing date and arrival
date along with other pertinent information.
as per FMC rules.
The container will be delivered to your specified
address on a chassis about 4 feet off the ground. No ramp
is provided. All of
our quotes are for a live load ... meaning the truck will wait for
2 hrs free $100 per hour waiting time after the initial 2
free hours. If
you desire to have the container left for a period of up to 4 days
the drayage charge or delivery to your loading area will double.
NO DOC - NO LOAD
For security reasons and to serve you more
efficiently, you must get a booking number first otherwise the
cargo will not be accepted at the dock.
As a result of the passage of the Homeland Security Act, US
Customs officials are enforcing the requirement that information
and other shipping documents be received prior to cargo acceptance
or loading on the vessel. Failure
to comply may result in your cargo not loading on intended vessel.
If your cargo is valued over $2500 APX will need to file
a Shippers Export Declaration (SED) for you. You must
operations department the necessary information to
complete the SED in a timely manner, otherwise the cargo will not
be loaded on the ship.