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    Question Shipping boxes to Aruba, any suggestions?

    I hope you guys aren't sick of me but I don't know where else to turn for advice. I have plans of only shipping between 5-10 boxes (standard sizes really) to the island for when I move there. I just want to bring the bare essentials (clothes, books, computer, etc.) and not worry about any major items.

    With that in mind what would be the most economical way to get the boxes to the island? Can I ship the boxes by air?

    Any links or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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    http://www.aruba.com/forum/f34/where-buy-appliances-furniture-29636/#post102280
    Quote Originally Posted by Bryan Morris View Post
    If you order them online in the US you can ship them to an address in FL. Call this guy, Pablito Flemming at 297 593 5442 he offers service of shipping from an address in FL. Shipment leaves FL on Fridays and get in here by Tuesday, clears custom, offload containers, by Friday latest you'll have your goods in Aruba.

    By the way, this is not just some guy shipping stuff, it is a legitimate company I just have had such a good working relationship with him for years, that I don't even remember the name of the business. You can call him to see if the prices would benefit you.

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    http://www.aruba.com/forum/f34/where-buy-appliances-furniture-29636/#post102423
    Quote Originally Posted by Bryan Morris View Post
    Hi Elephant_Guy,
    The name of his business is:

    P&S Services
    Macuarima 74 Office #1
    Phone# 585-8330
    Fax# 585-8360
    Cell: 593-5442
    Email: psservices@setarnet.aw

    No, he does not have a website.

    I'll contact him a little later concerning the duties and I'll let you know.
    Bryan Morris
    Aruba's Premier Wedding Photographer
    http://www.casbon.net/taxes-duties.htm#duties
    "Duties >>
    If you are planning to move to Aruba and want to take with your belongings, you have to pay custom duties. The tariff system in Aruba is a single schedule of duties that applies to goods from all countries. The duties are based on the most favored-nation treatment. The standard rate of import duty is 7.5 percent, while higher tariffs are applicable for some goods, depending on their luxury."

    Delta Cargo Shipping Rates
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    http://www.arubayp.com/ Aruba Yellow Pages
    Search:
    Shipping Agencies
    Shipping Companies
    Freight Consolidating & Forwarding
    Courier Service
    Air Courier & Cargo Service

    FedEx Express
    Browninvest Financial Center
    Wayaca 31-A
    Phone 582-9039
    Facsimile 583-4393

    DHL ARUBA (WORLDWIDE CARGO COURIER ARUBA NV)
    Wayaca 45
    Phone 588-7322
    Facsimile 588-7311

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    Senior Member lizzardo's Avatar
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    Shipping by air - very expensive. There are other shipping services
    such as :
    QF Global Network Team
    Caya Solo 42
    Tel: (+297) 588 0273 - 734 4387 - 730 7472
    Fax: (+297) 582 1473
    E-mail: info@qfglobalnetwork.com

    They also do mail forwarding services. You have to request
    boxes to be sent via ship - will take a couple of weeks to
    get there but will save tons of money.

    Also - check with DIMAS or customs or your atty about if you
    are applying for Perm residency there is (or was) a way
    that you can apply and get your customs reduced or waived -
    as long as everything was used and over 6 month old.

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    Just shipped a bunch of stuff through Bon Bini.
    cost is 3.35 per cubic foot
    Plus 65 dollars for paper work
    Plus 15.50 for bunker fees. This an extra cost for fuel as I understand it.
    Idena at Bon Bini has been very helpful.
    I just assume 22% tax once the tax man looks at it in Aruba.
    Had most of the stuff shipped to Bon Bini through free shipping.
    Some stuff came from Home Depot through Flagger St in Miami and there shipping cost for 1 item or 100 as long as it is the same shippment is 125 dollars.
    There may be cheaper ways or cheaper than Bon bini but have not looked around.
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    Aruba has a strange import duty system. I'm looking around for a link to send.
    But books have no import duty. Car parts can have something like 50%.

    Will post the link if I can find it!

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    Anybody any experiences with QF Global Network ? It seems like an ideal way to get stuff over here.

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    I use QF - they are very good. They have a calculator on their site so you know what the charges will be on shipping (not duty tho).

    They will ship via air or sea for you.

    PM me if you want the owner's email address

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    Quote Originally Posted by ollockr View Post
    I hope you guys aren't sick of me but I don't know where else to turn for advice. I have plans of only shipping between 5-10 boxes (standard sizes really) to the island for when I move there. I just want to bring the bare essentials (clothes, books, computer, etc.) and not worry about any major items.

    With that in mind what would be the most economical way to get the boxes to the island? Can I ship the boxes by air?

    Any links or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
    Looking for a quote on a single shipment to the island. Port to port is the best for me. The shipment is a pool liner at aprox. 100lb time is not a issue. the least expensive way is good. I can also ship to a business if that isrequied. thank you Mark

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    I have used Bon Bini in Miami.
    Contact person is Idena. She was very helpful.
    The cost is not so much by weight but by Sq footage.
    My post above which states the cost of my last shippment in June was $3.35 per cubic foot plus 65 dollars for paper work.
    Then there is a bunker fee .Which is an additional fuel charge.
    Then there will be the tax man in Aruba. I cannot figure out how they tax the items but I have paid as little as 3% up to 22%. So I just figure it at the 22% rate.
    Bon Bini will hold it up to 30 days at there warehouse at no extra charge,
    Hope this helps
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