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Matt Harrington14/05/2019 14:08:36
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Hi,

Does anyone have any recommendations for a shipping company that could ship a BCA mill to the USA? (no stand)

Ideally, I would like them to palletise it and box it, handle the paperwork and do all the customs forms! (It's not for me but someone I know)

Any pointers would be great.

Matt

Andrew Johnston14/05/2019 15:13:37
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I've done it the other way round, importing a new mill from the US. I used ACC Shipping in Gravesend:

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Going t'other way may be different but the following points may be useful:

I don't think ACC do pallets and boxes

Normally the supplier needs to provide a description and nominal value - ACC can say what they need

They will pick up from the supplier, ie, you, and take it to the docks.

A small item will be LCL (less than a container load) so ACC will combine it with other items to minimise cost by ensuring that the container is full

They organise the ship

Into the UK they looked after all the customs forms, duties and VAT - I then paid them

They organised shipping from the UK port to me - don't know if they do the same overseas

Best thing is to give them a call; I found them pretty helpful to a novice.

Andrew

David George 114/05/2019 20:11:12
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Hi Matt The rules for shipping go America are terrible and even the wood and packing materials must be to regular US standard. Any oil and coolant etc must be removed and certified clean. Get an agent to prevent it being impounded and or returned.

David

Matt Harrington15/05/2019 08:57:20
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Posted by David George 1 on 14/05/2019 20:11:12:

Hi Matt The rules for shipping go America are terrible and even the wood and packing materials must be to regular US standard. Any oil and coolant etc must be removed and certified clean. Get an agent to prevent it being impounded and or returned.

David

Very interesting and all the more reason to get someone to do it all for him.

Matt

Alistair Robertson 115/05/2019 12:01:20
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A couple of years ago we got a bit of kit from an oil company in the USA in a lovely sturdy wooden box. We modified the bit of kit with our own improvements, We carefully put everything back in the crate and phoned the shipping agent to pick it up. They came, picked it up and returned it a few days later saying the crate was not acceptable to US standards. The fact that "Made in USA" was emblazoned all over the crate did not seem to occur to them!!

They simply would not accept the crate and said we had to get another empty case sent from the USA with the correct paperwork, transfer the kit and return to the USA. The American company gave up and got it picked up, sent to France and it was sent to the USA that way.

About a month later an empty crate arrived fro the USA with all the paperwork exactly the same as the previous one. One of our machinists took the crate home to make in to a kennel for his dogs! While dismantling he found a copy of the bill for the crate, $2700!

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