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It started with one freight query among many others that day, which came to us via our freight site: www.etcinternational.com with the shipper completing our freight quote template:

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New submission on form:

Shipping Rate Quote

On landing page:

Domestic & Overseas Shipping Rate Quote

Select Service:

Export From US

Full Name:

G C

Email:

G.C

Telephone 555-555-5555

Product being Shipped::

Various small music stand, wall hanging, boxed sheet music

Origin Country:

USA

Origin City / Post Code::

Las Vegas, nevada

Destination Country::

Spain

Destination City / Post Code::

Barcelona.

Mode of Transport:

Air & Ocean

Tell us about your shipment (number/type of boxes/crates/pallets, weights, dimensions, etc.)::

We description above. About four boxes less than 50lb each

Contact:

G.C.

 

At first sight and no criticism to this new shipper, the template lack of needed information to provide a quote. But, knowing enough, I provided the following reply:

Hello Gilbert,

Thanks for submitting your freight rate request.

We have air & ocean freight consolidation services every week departure with 3 days via air & 30 days via ocean  in estimated transit time. Airlines / Steam Lines  always choose whichever gross or volume weight is greater. You would need to give us the length, width & height per box. Assuming, you are not ready to ship and this needed information is lacking, we can guess 24”x20”x18” at 50# x 4 boxes.

Please see below:

 

  • Las Vegas curbside residential pick-up (no lift gate or inside pick-up): $ 239.00

  • Terminal receiving: $ 33.00

  • USA Customs declaration / Air way bill / Bill of lading preparation: $ 119.00

  • Air Freight, fuel surcharge & TSA security: $ 375 up to 100 kilos  – Ocean Freight up to 1 CBM: $ 250.00

I hope this helps you. Once you are ready, packed, please contact me to re-visit the estimate.

Cordially, 

RM

ETC Intl. Freight System since 1984

1-800-383-3157 – Direct 1-310-632-2555 Ext 103 -Fax 310-632-3044

E-Mail: reid@etcinternational.comwww.etcinternational.com

My my freight estimate sustained his interest & got his first reply:

Wow, thanks for the quick response.  A few updates below…and questions.

 

1. Could we save the pickup charges by delivering the packages to your office (where do you have an office shipping location)?   

 

2. Slowest and least expensive will likely be the approach we need to take.

 

3.  I can ship from San Francisco instead of Las Vedas…I’m transport in other items to SF next week and can get these packages into the truck.

 

Estimated package sizes below: (all sizes inches/pounds)

Three packages

 

a. 12H x 18D x 24H – 40lb

b. 38H x 18D x 20W- 30lb

c. 28H x 4.5D x 37.5W-22lb

 

Does this help?   We can bring package anywhere in the Las Vegas or San Francisco area if that helps and can ship anticipating several weeks, even months if necessary.    

 

Other questions?    Thanks very much! GC 

Here RM / ETC Freight again & back to square one or so I had to bring industry clarifications & share an opinion, see below:

You are welcome Gil!

See my answers to your questions within the body of your text below:

RM /ETC Intl. Freight System since 1984

From: GC
Sent: Friday, December 12, 2014 3:10 PM
To: <reid@etcinternational.com>
Cc: GC, LK
Subject: Re: Barcelona

Wow, thanks for the quick response.  A few updates below…and questions.

1. Could we save the pickup charges by delivering the packages to your office (where do you have an office shipping location)?   

Answer: Upon placing a firm booking with us, we will provide you with a booking number relating to your shipment / destination, vessel name, ETD/ETA as well as our warehouse location in Carson, Long Beach or if you prefer the SFO Area (+ $ 22 via air versus LAX). 

2. Slowest and least expensive will likely be the approach we need to take.

Answer: According to your 3 boxes & dimensions you have less than 14 CFT. the ocean MINIMUM IS 35 CFT. (1 CBM equivalent). Unless, you increase up to 35 CFT. it is not cost effective to ocean freight & mostly because overseas the agent in Barcelona receiving the consignment of many shipments inside 1×40’ container will devann & pro-rate the cost. 

3.  I can ship from San Francisco instead of Las Vedas…I’m transport in other items to SF next week and can get these packages into the truck.

Answer: Yes, you can that is a good saving. 

Estimated package sizes below: (all sizes inches/pounds)

Three packages 

a. 12H x 18D x 24H – 40lb – 2.17 CFT.

b. 38H x 18D x 20W- 30lb – 8 CFT.

c. 28H x 4.5D x 37.5W-22lb –  3.08 CFT.

Answer: To access a lower rate per kilo when flying, I am declaring 100 kilos (220#) – your volume weight according to your dimensions is 146 # versus 99# in gross weight. You can add one box (IE# b.) and still pay the same amount as quoted below. Cleaned up quote below.. 

Thanks very much! GC 

  On Dec 12, 2014, at 2:31 PM, RM wrote:

Hello Gilbert, 

This is a revised estimate up to 100 kilos (220#) gross or volume weight, whichever is greater via air SFO to Barcelona airport. 

We have air freight consolidation services every week departure with 3 days via air in estimated transit time. Airlines always choose whichever gross or volume weight is greater.

a. 12H x 18D x 24H – 40lb – 2.17 CFT.

b. 38H x 18D x 20W- 30lb – 8 CFT.

c. 28H x 4.5D x 37.5W-22lb –  3.08 CFT.

To access a lower rate per kilo when flying, I am declaring 100 kilos (220#) – your volume weight according to your dimensions is 146 # versus 99# in gross weight. You can add one box (IE# b.) and still pay the same amount. 

Please see below: 

  • Terminal receiving: $ 33.00

  • USA Customs declaration / Air way bill / Bill of lading preparation: $ 119.00

  • Air Freight, fuel surcharge & TSA security: $ 397 up to 100 kilos  –

I hope this helps you. Once you are ready, packed, please contact me to re-visit the estimate. 

Cordially,

RM / ETC Intl. Freight System since 1984

RM writing: By now our new shipper described as GC is now an infoirmed shipper, which he expresses as follow:

Wow, will take a look
GC
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