It's important that shippers understand that there will be charges at destination for the services provided by the local delivery agent. These charges are in addition to the ocean rates charged by UBox Worldwide and are different in every port due to local conditions and port regulations. They range from $100 USD to $300 USD and more. Basically, they cover terminal handling, meaning the work that the agent does with moving the consolidated container to the warehouse as well as local port charges, such as wharfage; port dues, which are your part of the consolidated container costs; the use of the agent warehouse for storage and delivery out of the warehouse and documentation fees for your arrival notice, processing your bill of lading and other administrative functions.
These charges are due to the delivery agent before the cargo is released or can be prepaid to UBox Worldwide, on this end.
If you would like the exact charges, contact us via email. It may take a day or two to confirm charges.
It's important to note, that destination charges do not include customs clearance or duty and taxes, if any. Usually duty and tax is not assessed on your own personal goods. You should be able to clear your own used personal effects and save the customs clearance charge. The agent can usually provide this service for a fee. Cargo most often has to clear at the port of entry. Which means, if you are booked to an inland destination, you may have to travel to another city to clear your shipment. Or you could hire the agent, or your own choice of broker, to clear on your behalf. Please contact the local consulate or embassy of your destination country for any information about customs duty and taxes.
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