COLLEGE SERVICES - INTERNATIONAL:

A 2 Global Shipping serves students from more than 200 campuses across the United States.   A typical shipment consists of various boxes of personal items along with a a bicycle, desk chair, television or other pieces that may be shipped anywhere in the US or world.  Here is the typical process:

Ocean Shipments to destinations in foreign countries:
    • when sending a shipment out of the country, all shippers are required to provide a passport or other identification number;
    • it will also be necessary to complete the inventory form listing the contents of your shipment;
    • purchase boxes - order boxes online here;
    • fill out the online form specifying a pickup date;
    • boxes, bicycle and any other pieces are picked up at your residence and shrink wrapped to a pallet;
    • the pallet is weighed and measured to determine a final billable shipment weight and the shipper is billed electronically;
    • your pallet and pieces are delivered to a regional terminal;
    • from a regional terminal, your cargo will be transported to a port facility where it will be placed in steel container for ocean vessel transport;
    • the container is loaded onto a vessel and transported by sea vessel to your foreign port of desintation;
    • once you the cargo is loaded onto the vessel, you will receive a Bill of Lading;
    • you or the recipient of the cargo will submit the Bill of Landing and Contents Inventory to the customs office at the destination port, prior to the cargo arriving;
    • when the cargo arrives at the foreign port, the agent there will contact you for the following purpose:
      • advise you of when the cargo will be available for you to pickup;
      • provide you with a written estimate of any port, destination, handling or agent fees assessed by your port of entry;
      • provide you a written estimate of any delivery charges if you wish to have the port agent arrange for delivery of your cargo from the port;
      • advise you of any fee if you wish to have the agent "clear" your cargo from customs rather than "self clearing" with your Contents Inventory and Bill of Lading.