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Offline Pi55y

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« on: July 14, 2006, 01:23:00 AM »
Does anyone know what the normal size of a container is for shipping furniture etc to Turkey and also the cost of the same.  We have heard of people having half a container - does anyone know how you can go about sharing?

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« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2006, 05:49:29 AM »
There are 3 sizes.
20 foot.........holds 33 cubic meters gross
40 foot.........holds 67 cubic meters gross
40 foot high cube...holds 72 cubic meters gross

Sharing a container is what they call LCL or groupage. slower then a normal container as it has to wait for others to fill the container up. Also there is the truck option where you can send your goods via road instead of sea. customs is generally a lot less harsher this way and you dont have to pay excessive port fees when shipping via truck.

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« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2006, 05:50:50 AM »
We paid about £2,400 for a half-sized container about 2 years ago.

Try www.sumerman.com
« Last Edit: July 14, 2006, 05:52:15 AM by KKOB »

Offline tribalelder

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« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2006, 08:58:59 AM »
Ditto.....380 cubic feet £2390 about 15 months ago. :)

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« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2006, 11:32:08 AM »
Just to stress as I know KKOB's shipment, that if you pack yourself, load the container yourself, unload and unpack yourself then you can get things over quite cheaply.
But there are other costs namely THC, SIT, import taxes and then maybe some air money (back hander)
If the goods come by truck then you do save on the THC (Terminal handling charges).

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« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2006, 18:45:02 PM »
Thanks everyone for the really useful replies - now have to calulate how just how much stuff we have to cram in!

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« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2006, 07:48:57 AM »
Also as a further note, PBO's (packed by owner) items are generally very difficult if not impossible to insure.

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« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2006, 12:32:44 PM »
How much is the THC?
Has anyone shipped ovberland and can we have names of companies that do overland and personal experiences...pros & cons etc. Thanks

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« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2006, 19:52:07 PM »
THC depends on the load. An LCL shipment could be between 200-400 USD and a 40ft container could be as much as 600 USD but it all depends on the SS line as they all have different rates.
As for the truck option, there is only one company that does removals in specialised furniture trucks that does the UK-Turkey route. There are other truck companies that load but then you would still need to sort out delivery etc as those other truck companies only go between hubs and wouldnt normally deliver to your door.

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« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2006, 09:48:01 AM »
Have you got the name of the company that does the overland route?
Thanks




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