Ocean rates are based upon the cubic space in the ocean container that the cargo occupies with the cost varying, depending upon the country and city destination.
Our rate covers warehouse receiving, tallying, loading into container, documentation and ocean transport. These costs are included in your box rate; however, there will be local destination/delivery charges upon warehouse release per custom of the port. This charge can either be prepaid or collected upon delivery. It is also important to understand that customs clearance, duties and taxes, if any, are the obligation of the receiving consignee; however, in most countries it is possible to clear customs yourself and normally duty is not levied on your own used personal effects. We cannot be held responsible for customs entry, but our delivery agent can offer this service should you choose.
Lastly, minimum charges are standard in the ocean transport industry and warehousing facilities. We attempt to keep these as low as possible and they are indicated in the country rates.
"Thank you for your help with this shipment and the various others that I have had through Ubox. In the past four years you have always gone above and beyond my expectations to make sure every shipment goes through smoothly. Although I have experimented with several shipping options in the past, you are by far the best and easiest to deal with. The books have always arrived in a timely manner and in excellent condition. The service and prices you offer are beyond amazing and I couldn't ask for more in a shipping company. A million thanks!"
Owner, Cherry Valley Bookstore