Please Help Me - Need shiping information - Moving to Kolkata, India

#1 Dec 8th, 2006, 01:38
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Hello, I am relocating to India, Kolkata on January 16th. As per
airlines rule I can only take 32kgs per box As the airlines
allow two box only...so I got a problem, because I have more
stuffs (like lot of extra clothes, toys etc) to ship. I have
already contacted UPS, Fedex...but they are asking lot of money
for the shipping. I will have total 6 boxes (60 lbs each).
Please someone help me out and please let me know where to
contact....
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#2 Dec 9th, 2006, 00:24
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hello Tia, welcome to kolkata,
if i am not wrong , u have to book from the place u r comming......so what exactly do u want to know?
DHL is fast in shipment, but yes that charge a lot i guess!!....u check out at post ofice/shipment ofice in ur place, if u can send via sea......as air will be costlier.
regards
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Stop looking at couriers and start looking at international movers, shipping agents and so on.

Couriers are for getting small amounts of stuff to their destinations fast! They are expensive; prohibitively so for large things.

You're probably going to have to wait for it to come by sea, though.

Try not to do what I did, and end up deciding you might as well bring the whole houseful!
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Have you tried the airline you are travelling with? Ship it as freight.

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Originally Posted by tiaray06 Hello, I am relocating to India, Kolkata on January 16th. As per
airlines rule I can only take 32kgs per box As the airlines
allow two box only...so I got a problem, because I have more
stuffs (like lot of extra clothes, toys etc) to ship. I have
already contacted UPS, Fedex...but they are asking lot of money
for the shipping. I will have total 6 boxes (60 lbs each).
Please someone help me out and please let me know where to
contact....
Check out this link http://www.indianstudentsnetwork.com...hread.php?t=17 and contact those movers, all of them are in USA.
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Thanks guyes, for those helpful information. Currently I am at Philadelphia. Actually I have six extra box which is avarage 60lbs. each and got the problem with them. Let me contact with the shipping companies. I will inform you the status...
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Any info yet

Hello, We are planning on moving to India from Canada. Did you get any quotes for shipping your boxes. I would lve to know. Thanks
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Originally Posted by Tulamaya View Post Hello, We are planning on moving to India from Canada. Did you get any quotes for shipping your boxes. I would lve to know. Thanks
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How much are you planning to ship?
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shipping to India

About 4 boxes - 60 lbs each. We can pick them up in Delhi or Dehra Dun. Thanks
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Originally Posted by Tulamaya View Post About 4 boxes - 60 lbs each. We can pick them up in Delhi or Dehra Dun. Thanks
That is not a lot you can put all the boxes in a single pallet and shrink wrap them and you should get a decent price quote from one of the shipping agents. For further information on shipping you can check out the following site http://www.movingscam.com/
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This is indeed a small amount of luggage. You might also try freight consolidators/forwarders. Being in Philadelphia, if someone can drive to area around JFK to deliver the package(s) to the consolidator offices - you can save a good bit of money and have a clear idea (flight routing) as to when the packages get there. It is not as far fetched as it might sound - as I've personally done this (quite a few years back) and it was very simple, cheap and satisfactory.

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