Importing heavy freight to US ports

EWAN

New member
Hello all,

I am researching handling heavy containers into US ports. I would like to import 20' containers at ~26MT (about 57,000 lbs). Then do whatever I have to do to get them broken down either at port or in a warehouse and trucked inland.

Does anybody have experience with this kind of setup importing into US ports?

--EWAN--
 

yemmy_ma

Forum Moderator
Re: Importing heavy freight to US ports

I have no idea about this one, but i am not so sure if your question is clear enough for the other forum members to understand.

maybe you can explain better what you really want to do?

Y,
 

Starbucks Junkie

Forum Manager
Re: Importing heavy freight to US ports

Ewan,

Have you got the Importation Tax covered or not? As I would suggest that is the starting point, understanding what it is you are importing and what duty needs to be paid on it.

You then need to understand what port you would be shipping into, and if you would be using the same shipping line? Freight costs can vary dramatically across shipping lines, and can be dependant and effected by using a NVO shipper or not, (NVO - None Vehicle Owner), basically means they are an agent that brokers the best cost for your shipemnt across a number of shipping lines.

Once in Destination Port, you will need to either transport the Container to your own premesis to be de-stuffed, this will involve a team of people working the boxes from the container to pallets, this can be vary time consuming, you can of course emply a company specialised in this activity but it can be pricey so better to weigh up the cost options before you decided on your course. Before then you of course have to ship from Port to a facility whether it be your own or a 3rd party, so you will need a freight company to do this, many Shipping lines, not usually NVO's however, have a dock side freight company they use, and this sometimes can be cost effective to use it, but not always, as usual weigh up your cost options...

Other things to think about, is the amount of time that you will have Port Side for your container to sit, not sure about the US, but in the UK, if your container sits at dock for longer than a certain period of time, you get charged a daily amount called demurrage for the rent of the space that the container is occupying, if you do not keep an eye on this it could run into a hefty bill...

I hope this has helped you and given you some food for thought.

SJ
 

silliker

Banned
Re: Importing heavy freight to US ports

A good place for storage is very important to prevent from spillage and to establish a container.
 

PruHarrison

New member
Re: Importing heavy freight to US ports

Finding storage services to store your goods and container is most important then shipping it to other places.
 

Swapnil

New member
Re: Importing heavy freight to US ports

Get cleared with the rules and regulations of the importing country and than go for imports. Go for some good transportation agent if you are planning to break them at warehouse and get through the customs clearance procedures claim your containers and than go for breaking them down
 

andymark

New member
Re: Importing heavy freight to US ports

A reliable company and its reliable policies towards its customers are also very important.
 

terryjones

New member
Re: Importing heavy freight to US ports

Did you think of contacting some freight forwarders instead? You might then forget about all the procedures concerning taxes or anything.
 

AndrewsB

Banned
Re: Importing heavy freight to US ports

Cool.This gives the customer the option to compare parcel prices and shipping prices to ensure you always get the best deals..
 
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