We bring our 25+ years of container shipping expertise to the table when it comes to safely and efficiently shipping containers to the Philippines from any major port in the USA. Our varied shipping lines are convenient portals to getting your containers overseas, carrying anything from industrial supplies and materials to consumer and capital goods. Need to ship foods feeds and beverages, or even and automotive vehicles, such as cars, parts, and engines? No problem. We’ve done this many times before and have the whole process down to a science.
Here’s how it works:
Upon submitting a quote to us via our website, you effectively start the process going, which involves simply giving us the pickup location of the goods, what goods your are shipping, and what port you want the containers to arrive. This allows us to provide you with the most accurate pricing and licensing information necessary for container shipping to the Philippines. You’ll notice that we must authorize your credit card prior to dispatching our truck drivers, as this lets us know there are sufficient funds in your account. We’ll actually charge the account later though, but not immediately. We then proceed to send our truck driver to your site, along with an empty container, for loading. The driver then takes the loaded container to the port where it is loaded for its Philippine destination. To get the ball rolling before this, be sure to mail a notarized copy of the original Bill of Sale to us for Customs clearance reasons. Give a copy of this, plus the dock receipt (which we provide) to the truck driver as well. We will accept payment at this time via bank transfer, check, or credit card.
By offering to take care of all necessary documents to meet export compliance standards, we make the whole process easy so you can concentrate on strengthening your daily business operations. Our mission is to align our customers’ shipping goals with ours, which is in making for a smooth & efficient container shipping process to the Philippines. Through our fast, convenient shipping quotes, we will help you plan out your next move and streamline your logistics: yet another way we come out on top in terms of the competition. And there’s more: we also offer tracking information upon request.
Information For USA Based Companies –
Does your company need to ship a container of goods to the Philippines? Before you send it off, we have to make sure you have the proper license, which is often a requirement for exports of certain kinds of commodities. We’ll know if your company needs an license to export its goods once we get your quote form; then, we can help you secure the necessary documents. One thing to remember: the importer (receiver), not the exporter, is required to pay for import duties at the time of product arrival.
The US Department of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is in charge of making sure laws and regulations for all goods exiting the US are followed. The CBP often delegates authority to other government agencies for certain types of commodities or goods, effectively making them the lead agency. This occurs in cases like pharmaceutical companies exporting prescription drugs. Such companies need to obtain a license from the Drug Enforcement Administration in order to ship thier prescription drugs.
A listing of basic products for which you may need an export license can be found at various government websites. Here, you’ll also find agency information and phone numbers: U.S. Department of Commerce; Bureau of Industry and Security; Department of State; Directorate of Defense Trade Controls; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; Drug Enforcement Administration; Nuclear Regulatory Commission; Office of Foreign Assets Control; or the Bureau of the Census. You can find valuable information from other government agencies possessing export control responsibilities in the industry. If you’re not already, get acquainted with international trade importing/exporting containers at this link: US Customs & Border Protection – Basic Importing and Exporting.
We’ll advise you if your company will need a permit or license for exported products. Click the big green “Get Rates” button to start filling out our convenient quote form for submission.
Information for Philippines Based Companies –
To find import duties, visit the Philippines Customs Department Website. Philippines-based companies importing controlled goods within the country must check up on requirements for licensing first, which if not followed, could lead to a criminal charge. It’s wise for the company receiving goods in the Philippines to be sufficiently prepared in areas of import duties and/or permits to avoid any problems at product entry in the country. Import duty, paid by the receiver at pickup in the Philippines, varies on the type of goods.
Shipping Container Measurements – 20ft, 40ft, 40ft HC
Looking for the right size container for you? Look over our container dimensions here, as we have three convenient sizes. Of our 20ft, 40ft, and 40ft HC (High Container) containers, the 20ft container and the 40ft HC are the two most common. Don’t neglect to list your desired container size on the quote form so that we can give you a spot-on cost estimate, as price varies by container size. The height difference between a 40ft container and a 40ft HC, illustrated in the picture to the right, can determine price.
Marine Insurance – Protecting Your Product
You may want to sign on for the optional marine insurance, because, while damage during transport is rare, COGSA (Carriage of Goods by Sea Act) says that the person or company on the Bill of Lading is entitled to $500 in the event of damage or loss. If you ship a $200,000 (USD) piece of equipment without insurance, you would get paid a $500 entitlement if something goes wrong. Properly protecting your valuables can’t be stressed enough, as the ship will rock while out to sea, causing a bit of movement for containers on board. Therefore, secure your fragile items, like electronics, to avoid possible damage. Marine insurance costs vary on type of goods and their value.
Marine insurance will give you peace of mind; therefore, we highly recommend getting it!
Why choose us over the competition?
We have a solid track record and are an Accredited Company registered with the Better Business Bureau. Click the BBB image to the left to validate our A+ Accreditation. When shipping a container to Philippines, both the sender and receiver should only work with a BBB Accredited business.
We are registered with the FMC (Federal Maritime Commission). Click the image to the left and Select “Organization Name” and type in “Ship Overseas”. Here is proof of our FMC Certification (also known as a NVOCC License). Never use an international car shipping company who cannot prove they are certified with the Federal Government.
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