Duration and Tips
It takes between 39 to 46 days without delays from the date of departure in Rotterdam and not the dates of pick up.
Upon arrivals customs processing takes from 2 to 10 days
Segregation upon unloading and deliveries will start ASAP
Metro Manila between 2 to 5 days
Luzon between 7 to 15 days
Visayas, Palawan and Mindanao between 15 to 30 days. Offshore varies depending on the vessel availability. Please consider the holidays, weather conditions, port congestion and at the moment some restrictions.
It is a privilege for every Filipino families to send BALIKBAYAN BOXES for their loved ones back at home. The only thing to consider is that, this is such a long process and slow way of sending because it is done via SEA and thru TRANSSHIPMENT. Once our container will arrive in the port of Manila/Cebu this will undergo under a Scan at the customs to check for illegal, prohibited and taxable items. The forwarders accepts shipments from all over the world, so when our shipment arrives they will deliver the boxes according to orders of arrival hence the first come first serve basis and ‘vol is vol” it means that sometimes they will deliver your cargo twice when there is not enough space in the vehicle but still want to accommodate you. We neither accept any kinds of vehicles, boats and commercial amount of goods nor sending from the Philippnes to the Europe.
TAPE ALL BOXES COMPLETELY for protection in transports against rain and snow during loading and unloading process.
We are not responsible for damages during shipping when the boxes that are overweight and not fully taped. Tape you can buy from us at 1.50 euro per roll, if you need more. Do not use expensive gray duct-tape which can not withstand the heat, it will tear/unravel easily during transport and then your goods are not protected. Please do not put very fragile items in the balikbayan boxes, such as wine glasses, drinks in can, drinks with bubbles, paints and motor oils, we are in no way responsible for broken materials in the boxes especially when they are not packed safely and properly. Please limit your weight and think on the people and the handling especially to those that will be delivered from far, since the Philippines is consists of thousands of islands.