Shipping Small Number of Boxes out of Hong Kong

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  1. #1

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    Shipping Small Number of Boxes out of Hong Kong

    I am leaving HK and just need to ship about 14 boxes of possessions.

    Using the moving companies is not cost effective for such a small number of boxes as this volume is below their minimum volume.

    Does anyone have any tips on a cheaper alternative for shipping such a small number of boxes?

    Thanks


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    If you are going to one of the destinations they serve then I strongly recommend http://www.sevenseasworldwide.com Very efficient and cost effective. See a similar thread which I hope will pop up below for their contact details in Hong Kong.

    Edited to say... It didn't, so I found it the hard way: http://www.geoexpat.com/forum/showth...ight=tea+chest

    Last edited by PDLM; 24-07-2006 at 10:32 PM.

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    Try talking to your airline about sending them cargo. We did this coming here and it was pretty reasonable but we didn't have as many boxes and there are some restrictions about what can go in the boxes.


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    yes, a freight forwarder would be the best, givve you better rates too. my recommendation is either DHL (Air Freight, not the reg service counter at Admiralty MTR), or BAX Global, both are huge in the industry and definitely reputable.

    BAX: http://www.baxglobal.com.hk/

    DHL: http://www.dhl.com.hk/publish/hk/en/.../air.high.html

    DO NOT send cargo or anything valuable as a regular passenger or as checked baggage. PLEASE. under the Warsaw convention (and because airlines tend to be mean about it), checked stuff is hardly covered for damage, and believe you me the guys in the baggage room treat "fragile" stickers as "shatter for testing purposes".

    Last edited by cerberus; 25-07-2006 at 11:14 AM.