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I found a company in Bergenfield, NJ called RDR Cargo doing BB Boxes for $35 to the Visayas. Box size is 28" x 18" x 17" ($4.00 from them)

They have to be dropped off at their location, but you can drop at others for a little more.   http://www.rdrcargo.net/

They work with LCSN Express Movers Inc. and are accredited with DTI.

 

I'm sending out 2 test boxes on 1/17/2015

 

Will post the progress, or lack thereof

 

 

RDR Cargo/Bergenfield, NJ (drop off)

$35.00 Bergenfield, NJ to Liloan, Cebu

$  4.00 box (28" x 17" x 18" = 4.9 cft)

$39.00 total ($7.90 per cft)

 

 

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I found a company in Bergenfield, NJ called RDR Cargo doing BB Boxes for $35 to the Visayas. Box size is 28" x 18" x 17" ($4.00 from them) They have to be dropped off at their location, but you can d

status update   shipped 1/17/15 delivered 5/06/15   108 days  (roughly 3 1/2 months)   cost from NJ to home in Liloan $35 per box (18" x 17" x 28" about 75 lbs each)   I will be shipping out

My wife sent our 1st BB Box to Minglanilla from California via LBC, large size box, cost $70 to send.  They came to our home and picked it up (no cost) and it took 40 days total.  A bunch of happy rel

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so I shipped 2 bb boxes today $70 ($35 each). $8 for boxes ($4 each) and $5 for tape & marker. each box weight over 60 lbs

 

will include tracking once its moving

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LATEST BUSINESS NEWS

By Louella D. Desiderio | Updated January 18, 2015 - 12:00am

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has blacklisted 54 foreign sea freight forwarders amid complaints about balikbayan boxes.


DTI blacklists 54 foreign sea freight forwarders

By Louella D. Desiderio (The Philippine Star) Updated January 18, 2015 - 12:00am
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MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has blacklisted 54 foreign sea freight forwarders amid complaints about balikbayan boxes.

According to Trade Undersecretary Victorio Mario Dimagiba, the DTI has blacklisted 54 foreign freight forwarders or consolidators from Asia, Australia, Europe, Middle East and the US due to pending complaints on undelivered balikbayan boxes as of Jan. 9.

The list of blacklisted freight forwarders can be viewed on the DTI website: www.dti.gov.ph.

Balikbayan boxes are not usually delivered when foreign consolidators or principal sea freight forwarders fail to remit a portion of the collected charges to their accredited Philippine agents or local sea freight forwarders.

“When necessary funds are not remitted to accredited Philippine agents or local freight forwarders, the shipment or the balikbayan boxes with the Bureau of Customs will not be released and will not be delivered to consignees or recipients,” Dimagiba said.

Based on the DTI’s records, there are some incidents of undelivered balikbayan boxes involving freight forwarding companies with accreditation.

Business ( Article MRec ), pagematch: 1, sectionmatch: 1
 

As such, the DTI has revoked the accreditation of firms involved in those incidents such as D’Winner Logistics Phils. Inc. and Globalnet International Freight, Inc.

The DTI is also working on the recall of the accreditation given to Steadfast Air-Sea International Inc., together with its licensed customs broker Victorino C. Guilles Jr., for abandoning a shipment consigned to it.

The DTI is implementing an accreditation scheme for sea freight forwarding companies to ensure that only qualified firms can engage in such business.

 “The accreditation scheme helps professionalize the freight forwarding industry and the DTI will continue to strictly implement its criteria to weed out those companies that are not qualified to engage in this business,” Dimagiba said.

As of Jan. 9, the DTI has issued accreditation certificates to 664 sea freight forwarders, of which 57 are engaged in handling balikbayan box shipments.

To avoid incidents of undelivered balikbayan boxes, the DTI is reminding the public to deal only with accredited firm

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The DTI site says 20-25 days US-Visayas. That's funny stuff. I'm still waiting on my AIR CARGO pouch that was sent Dec 22. 

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I found a company in Bergenfield, NJ called RDR Cargo doing BB Boxes for $35 to the Visayas. Box size is 28" x 18" x 17" ($4.00 from them)

They have to be dropped off at their location, but you can drop at others for a little more.   http://www.rdrcargo.net/

They work with LCSN Express Movers Inc. and are accredited with DTI.

 

I'm sending out 2 test boxes on 1/17/2015

 

Will post the progress, or lack thereof

 

 

RDR Cargo/Bergenfield, NJ (drop off)

$35.00 Bergenfield, NJ to Liloan, Cebu

$  4.00 box (28" x 17" x 18" = 4.9 cft)

$39.00 total ($7.90 per cft)

 

That price is unbelievable, costs us $100 to send that size box from Cincinnati.

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LATEST BUSINESS NEWS

By Louella D. Desiderio | Updated January 18, 2015 - 12:00am

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has blacklisted 54 foreign sea freight forwarders amid complaints about balikbayan boxes.

DTI blacklists 54 foreign sea freight forwarders

By Louella D. Desiderio (The Philippine Star) Updated January 18, 2015 - 12:00am
 0  2 googleplus0  0 
 
port-congestion-GEN4.jpg

MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has blacklisted 54 foreign sea freight forwarders amid complaints about balikbayan boxes.

According to Trade Undersecretary Victorio Mario Dimagiba, the DTI has blacklisted 54 foreign freight forwarders or consolidators from Asia, Australia, Europe, Middle East and the US due to pending complaints on undelivered balikbayan boxes as of Jan. 9.

The list of blacklisted freight forwarders can be viewed on the DTI website: www.dti.gov.ph.

Balikbayan boxes are not usually delivered when foreign consolidators or principal sea freight forwarders fail to remit a portion of the collected charges to their accredited Philippine agents or local sea freight forwarders.

“When necessary funds are not remitted to accredited Philippine agents or local freight forwarders, the shipment or the balikbayan boxes with the Bureau of Customs will not be released and will not be delivered to consignees or recipients,” Dimagiba said.

Based on the DTI’s records, there are some incidents of undelivered balikbayan boxes involving freight forwarding companies with accreditation.

Business ( Article MRec ), pagematch: 1, sectionmatch: 1
 

As such, the DTI has revoked the accreditation of firms involved in those incidents such as D’Winner Logistics Phils. Inc. and Globalnet International Freight, Inc.

The DTI is also working on the recall of the accreditation given to Steadfast Air-Sea International Inc., together with its licensed customs broker Victorino C. Guilles Jr., for abandoning a shipment consigned to it.

The DTI is implementing an accreditation scheme for sea freight forwarding companies to ensure that only qualified firms can engage in such business.

 “The accreditation scheme helps professionalize the freight forwarding industry and the DTI will continue to strictly implement its criteria to weed out those companies that are not qualified to engage in this business,” Dimagiba said.

As of Jan. 9, the DTI has issued accreditation certificates to 664 sea freight forwarders, of which 57 are engaged in handling balikbayan box shipments.

To avoid incidents of undelivered balikbayan boxes, the DTI is reminding the public to deal only with accredited firm

 

 

luckily LCSN Express Movers is on the list of Accredited Door-to-Door Seafreight Forwarders as of Jan 16 2015

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That price is unbelievable, costs us $100 to send that size box from Cincinnati.

 

I thought the same thing that's why im doing a test of 2 boxes. however I was quite impressed with the guy. he has a small store front and it was jam packed with bb boxes and TV's to be sent. he said he fills a container EVERY Monday. $33 to Luzon, $35 to visayas. box was very durable and bigger than I expected. I can probably stuff enough soap, deodorant, pancake mix & toothpaste for over a year in 1 box and still have room. when I move permanently im just gonna rent a uhaul, drop some boxes off in nj, turn truck in and catch a cab to jfk. easy peasy

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i spent months at the port almost every day and its crazy 100ss of forwarders some change their company names as fast as you can change your shirt.. i did see a few 40 footer containers full of BB boxes i was told that the forwarder did not receive the money to pay customs and the shipment would be sold at auction ..   our first forwarder actually had 3 company's... all in the same business all in the same office all with different business cards... reason being the port themselves will ban a company from entering and the guards will ask for id ... better to have a few on hand 

 

of course this will not stop me from using BB box shipping its just the cheapest way but i will try not to put high dollar stuff in the box if i can get it there another way 

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They sound pretty good. RDR looks like mainly east coast :( I'd like to find a shipper like them in my hometown. Not happy with the unnamed local clowns here (no offense smokey) that I've been using.

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I am all for saving a $ and appreciate the heads up!  But I have seen so much negativity of BB Box company's I will stay with LBC.  Whiner

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They sound pretty good. RDR looks like mainly east coast :( I'd like to find a shipper like them in my hometown. Not happy with the unnamed local clowns here (no offense smokey) that I've been using.

none taken us clowns do own most business we used Starkargo in 2008 they had problems its not just one company the guy you drop the box with ,,, sends it to a shipper ,, who then sends it to a forwarder, who then sends it to a deliverer service  so it could be a lot of different companies involved.. maybe the clown in your town uses the same shipper as the other guys..

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They sound pretty good. RDR looks like mainly east coast :( I'd like to find a shipper like them in my hometown. Not happy with the unnamed local clowns here (no offense smokey) that I've been using.

find a friend with a garage? He can receive bb boxes there and ship them out to nj relatively cheap. I would say probably $90 for 9 boxes. he charges $35, you add another $35 and make $25 per box and everyone else saves.

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ok, I'm shocked

 

I shipped these 2 BB boxes on 1/17/15 ($35 each) in hopes of arrival by 4/18/15.................. 13 weeks (should be enough time)

 

Given all of the port delays in Manila 3 + months should be enough time.

 

Got my tracking # and today its finally working. Went to the website and shows and eta into Manila of 3/14/15

 

I will keep you informed but so for so good.

 

$35 for a BB Box from NJ, USA to Liloan, Cebu 17" x 18" x 28"

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Our balikbayan boxes ship from New Jersey,we pay $90.per box(the smaller box) to a filippina and her husband that make the 5 hour journey to NJ to ship them.They told me the other day that the shipping charge has dropped to $75. for the month of March.He fits 22 boxes in his van.He said up to 100 pounds is the most anyone should put in them,

but the filippinas do manage to get 150 pounds into the box. :biggrin_01:

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