Shipping stuff to the UK.

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  1. #1

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    Shipping stuff to the UK.

    Hi,

    I have stuff I need sending back to the UK. It consists mainly of clothes, computer stuff and books. All in all it weighs about 100kg, although it's not that big.

    What's the cheapest way of getting it there? Time is not an issue.

    I have no idea where to begin - I have loads of questions: How much will it cost? Any companies you can recommend? Do I need to pack it up in boxes myself, of will they supply a crate? Do I need to take it somewhere, or will they collect?

    Any help will be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Ollie


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    Shipping stuff from the UK to HK

    Hi

    I know you asked the question about shipping from HK to the UK, but perhaps this will help. We used Doree Bonner from the UK who in turn used the local HK company called Baltrans. It took 8 weeks on a ship
    to sail from Harwich to HK. We had 615 cubit meters (this
    is the standard measure for shipping by sea) and it cost app
    £3000.

    The whole move was very smooth, on time, and nothing was
    broken. Baltrans chaps unpacked the whole lot in 3 hours which was unbelievable as it took three professional packers in the UK
    2 days to pack our apartment into 150 boxes.

    Now if you only have 100kg you may try to send it by
    air. I just had excess luggage from London to HK and paid
    app £5 a kilo. The luggage flies then cargo planes and reaches destination within a week. I reckon it should cost about the same from HK.

    I hope this helps.
    Anna


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    Drop Magda a line she's a member here and would be pretty helpful, having just moved to Hong Kong and gone through the rituals.

    Company: AE Movers
    Phone: 2893 1000
    Fax: 2311 3036
    Her email: [email protected]


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    post office

    Do you know anyone who works for an airline? They get great deals for shipping if they have allowance left. The post office is quite reasonabley priced I think www.hongkongpost.com. I want to do the same thing so let me know how you get on!


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    >> about 100kg

    Might not work out with HK post.


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    Well true if it's all one box, but the weight limit per package is 30kg (for which the charge would be around HK$600 per 30kg package by surface parcel post). So the answer to the question would seem to be around HK$2000 if done in 4 boxes.

    http://www.hongkongpost.com/eng/post...el_surface.htm


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    Multiple boxes - seems to be the answer.

    Thanks everyone for their replies - I can luckily split it up into multiple boxes, so will try and send it in 3 or 4 30kg lots.

    Does anyone know if the post office supplies boxes, or where I can find ones myself that comply to their regulations?

    Thanks so much,

    Ollie


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ollie:
    Thanks everyone for their replies - I can luckily split it up into multiple boxes, so will try and send it in 3 or 4 30kg lots.

    Does anyone know if the post office supplies boxes, or where I can find ones myself that comply to their regulations?
    You can buy packing boxes complying to their regulations at major post offices:
    http://www.hongkongpost.com/speedpos...pack/index.htm