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shipping/freight cost from india to usa

Discussion in 'General Discussions - USA & Canada' started by radk, Dec 27, 2007.

  1. radk

    radk New IL'ite

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    hi
    i wanted to ship or by air some hsehold items and artifacts etc from india bombay to usa , i was wondering if anyone has any experience doing this
    what is the procedure and an average cost for either sending by air or by ship
    it it really feasible ?
    pls share your experiences
    thanks in advance
     
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  2. rithi

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    I had recieved gifts from India by frieght, but depending on their weight they charge for shipping. I was told it is pretty expensive.

    Rithi
     
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    We got a container shipped from India to USA in 2005 .It contained our household goods including 2 king size beds,mattresses,dining table with chairs etc.It cost around $16,000.
     
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    Wow! Shipping a container from India is pretty intresting.

    For my wedding anniversary my in-laws sent us dhothi/saree and they paid Rs 2,000 on shipping (just found out from my hubby) and the worth fo the items are Rs 5,000.

    Rithi
     
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    hi thanks for u replies
    i wanted to make sure is it 16000 Dollars or Rupees 16000 sunita
    well more replies would be appreciated
     
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    It is $16000(16000 dollars) that is about 13 or 14 lakhs in Rupees .

    In our case,my husband's company picked up the charges so we were able to ship a lot of our household goods.Shipping or air freight is very expensive and I would suggest not doing it unless absolutely necessary.
     
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    Hi,

    I have used postal air shipment - each pkg containing 5 KGs books.
    Ended up paying close to Rs.2000 - 5KG pkg. Delivered in US (New York) within 10 days.

    Pls check the weight and type of your items. If they can be neatly packed in a big carton with a provision for viewing the contents from outside, then postal charges work out cheaper.

    If yu have one container worth items t be shipped, better to use the ship-container. Delivery timeframe would be close to 1 to 1.5 month or so.
     
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    Radk,

    My husband works for a shipping company (not in India). I can get you some estimates on how much it will cost and other details. You might have to arrange with a packer who will pack and ship the goods. Give me a couple of days and I will give details. Please note that I cannot tell you exact details of shipping between India and US, but can give general info.

    regards
    Vidya
     
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    thanks to all of u for info btw thanks vidya really appreciate that i could wait for a reply ..btw i may have around 150 -200 kgs if this helps
    it really depends on all your ans i will think whether its good idea to ship / friegth
    thanks all and wishes for a happynew yr to all of u
     
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    I think its best to ship it if its stuff you really need...200 kgs or so shld be about $ 600 in all if it fits in one cubic metre volume...approx, but air will be much more ( no figures tho it might be double)...which is ok if its household stuff that you really want to get over here..

    :cheers
     

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