Returning Resident, Balikbayan Shipment
CONGRATULATIONS! You found the right connect
for your shipment to the Philippines. You may find other companies
offering such services on line but Manila Forwarder is the
only one that specializes in Philippine relocation, maintains
it's own office in the country, and have decades of experience
in doing relocation services. There is only one Manila Forwarder Philippines, Inc.
Our relocation experts, who will provide you with their cell
phone numbers, will be straight forward to you and will
expertly answer all your questions anytime.
This page mainly discusses USA to Philippine shipping but
Manila Forwarder Phil, Inc have agents in the whole USA and Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Japan, Papua New Guinea, Japan, Hong Kong, China, and Taiwan,
among others. The rules is generally the same and but this uses USA as a guide.
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for Returning Residents
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Returning to the Philippines is one
of the most exciting decisions you'll ever make. It's important
to surround yourself with familiar things from home, as they
can help make adapting to your new community easier. Whether
you plan to ship your entire household or just a few personal
Forwarders understand how important it is to you that
your belongings arrive in a timely manner and in the same
condition in which they left. That's why we invest in the
people and technology that make a difference to you.
Forwarders provides various shipping methods to cater
to client's unique needs from any point in the world to
any point in the Philippines:
1) < 15 balikbayan boxes- use 15 th box
2) < 15 balikbayan boxes + few furnitures, use the
15 th box promo + odd shape calculator
3) > 15 balikbayan boxes use 15 th box promo plus discount
4) > 15 balikbayan boxes + 2 bedroom furnitures, use
Less Than Container Load
5) > 40 balikbayan boxes +2 bedroom furnitures, use
6) > 60 balikbayan boxes +3-4 bedrrom furnitures, use
7) > 80 balikbayan boxes +3-4 bedroom furnitures, use
8) > 90 balikbayan boxes, use LCL, see below
9) If shipping with automobile, please read
The most common question that we receive about household
goods shipping is the price.
There are a number of factors involved in determining the
cost of shipping a container load of household
goods and personal effects. But to satisfy one's curiosity,
shipping from Port of Los Angeles or Port of Oakland costs
around $2,500 but be prepare to spend around $5-10K for all
the expenses depending on numerous factors.
Recently, the US government, thru US Homeland Security also conducts random inspections
of out-bound shipments that causes
delays and additional expenses that you will be responsible to pay, aside from the agreed
contract amount. This is unpredictable and done in random.
Manila Forwarder will guide you to minimize this by
informing you of the rules of international shipping. You
are also responsible to familiarize yourself with the
shipping restrictions, find out
Manila Forwarders is Licensed and Bonded
by the US Federal Maritime Commission with Licenses no.17312
N/F. Manila Forwarder Phil, Inc, our Philippine office is
a licensed custom broker, accredited by Department of Trade
and Industry's Philippine Shipper's Bureau and maintains a fleet of delivery
trucks and personnel that covers the whole Philippines..
CHOICE OF DITTY MOVE (
Loading the Container Yourself )
Loading the container yourself is very popular among our clients.
This saves them a lot of cash as well as allows them to know
the locations of their things in the box because they pack
it themselves. This dramatically saves them a lot of bundle
due to insurance and US labor law requirements.
Ditty Move clients usually do this on a weekend wherein they
could invite their friends to help them do the loading. This
also serves as their despedida party where they could have
a bbq while they are loading the container.
During DITTY MOVE, it is important that the loading party
have the necessary equipments to do the job right. Please
bear in mind that the container is 4.3 feet above grounds.
We recommend that you rent a big truck with loading ramp so
that you can park back-to-back to minimize any accidents in
loading heavy furniture to the container.
MF may provide you with this lift gate equipped truck
for a fee if in California.
If from a
different State or country, Budget Rental offers trucks with
lift gate on per mileage, since you only need the lift gate,
it might be more economical for you to just rent one in your
local neighborhood Budget or other truck rental provider.
Moveout.com offers packaging
materials at discounted rate delivered to your door.
We also recommend using professional grade packaging
materials in your packing. Remember that the container gets
lifted by a crane to be loaded to a ship and the ship moves
around in the open seas. Click the above banners for
You know your shipment, start with a loading plan:
The picture below is how the inside of a container looks
like. Use the O ring for tie down ratchet and use 2"x4"
lumber for the side slots to secure your items. Be creative.
Bear in mind that insurance companies does not protect you
from breakage thus you are responsible in putting diligent
effort to protect them. Insurance is highly recommended
though that would cover you in case of hijacking, fire,
jettison, total loss and free from general average
DITTY MOVE, Philippine-side
When the container arrives in the Philippines and you opt
to get our full Philippine services, we will be responsible
in Customs clearing as well as delivery to the final destination
in the Philippines. We will also unload the container for
you. You also have the option to do this yourself.
- are loaded into wooden and corrugated containers and shipped
via air cargo. 3-7 days to Manila.
Container (LCL) $6.25 oer cubic feet- not enough shipment to
fill-up a whole container? We consolidate your shipment
with other returning residents. We provide outmost care
to prevent any mix up by placing labels and placing segregation
block on individual shipments. We do customs clearing and
delivery, Approximately costs $400 per 1'x 8'x 8' ( 64
cubic feet ). Minimum
of 10 feet or 640 cubic feet.
See cubic feet calculator
Shipper is responsible in transporting the shipment
to Manila Forwarder Warehouse in Los Angeles, CA ZIP 90065.
We can also transport from any point USA to our warehouse
for a separate charge. Personal effects only to Metro-Manila.
Additional delivery fee to provinces.
Popular among our
budget conscious clients is the pack it themselves,
load it on a
truck and drive to our warehouse in Eagle Rock, Los Angeles,
Budget offers discounted boxes, packaging materials, and
- Full Container
Load (FCL) - If you could fill-up a whole
container, We could deliver the container to you and pick
it up when you are finished loading ( 5 days max) . A cheaper
rate is available if you could finish the loading and let
the truck driver wait for you (LIVE LOAD, first two hours
FREE. Then, you are charged for waiting time by the trucker).
We then ship it to either Port of Manila or Port of Cebu
depending on your choice. We provide customs clearing and
delivery as an option.
See container dimensions below :
20' STANDARD CONTAINER
20 ft L x 8 ft W x 8'6" H
Capacity : 31 Cubic Meters - 1159 c ft
Max Cargo Weight 24,000 lbs
40' CONTAINER *
40 ft x 8f t W x 8'6" H
Capacity : 67 Cubic Meters - 2377 c ft
Max Cargo Weight 42,000 lbs
*If you think that a full container
is too big, Please download this form (
Excel Program ) and this would automatically compute the
total size of your shipment. Please email the accomplished
form to us.
Forwarders maintains a weekly shipment. However as an
option, we can store your belongings, including any appliance
deliver to us for a few days in our large, secure warehouse.
When the time comes, your lift van will be loaded into large
steel containers supplied by the steamship line.
We can also store your items in our Manila warehouse for a
This phase of work, including sealing of
the steel container and its delivery directly to the pier
is handled entirely by our staff.
We encourage, offer, and provide shippers of FCL/LCL
Maritime insurance. Insurance is said to be a unnecessary
evil, however, it is always prudent to insure your shipment as
Manila Forwarder will not be liable for any shipments not
covered by insurance.
Arrival at Destination - Off the Ship
You will be contacted by a Manila Forwarders representative in the Philippines
as soon as you arrive and will be provided with additional information and guide you with the documents you need to obtain in the Philippines
government. We will also send you an arrival notice as soon as the container arrives at the port. You need to update our Manila Office your contact information.
If you selected door-to-door or port-to-door service, our representative
make arrangements upon completion of clearance for the delivery
of your goods to your new home.
Customs-Clearing your Belongings
You will need some or all of the following documents
in order to clear US and PH Customs:
Passport, US Passport Holders requires
either Dual citizenship or 13-G
immigrant Visa available at
Consulate. Please download forms Application for Immigrant
Visa Forms 3 and 11.
Detailed packing list with value of content
Proper proof of tax exemptions, if entitled
Copy of agreement with Manila Forwarders
Delivery order notice
For Dual Citizens:
Birth Certificate (additional requirement)
Oath of Allegiance for Dual Citizens
Commercial or donation shipments, please email us the
Padding and Protecting your Shipment