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Are they any reliable companies in Antalya or even Istanbul that ship items worldwide? My contract in Turkey is almost up and after after accumulating so many things over the time here was trying to find a company to ship either large boxes or even a barrel. So far I've only seen companies that offer FCL, LCL or DHL size packages but nothing in between. Trying to stick to ocean freight if possible. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
Hello All--I had posted a topic on here a few months ago when I first met my (now current) Turkish girlfriend.Well, things are going very well , but I am still in the USA and she is in Turkey. I have some Christmas gifts I would like to ship to her (I know they probably won't make it there in time), but I'm wondering the best way to ship?I found some information from Fedex but one thing that is tripping me up is they say shipment of precious metals is prohibited--I got her a Pandora bracelet and I believe it is Sterling Silver--can I ship this?I would rather be safe than sorry if there's any chance of the items being confiscated and hold onto the gifts until I see her.I'm not sure if I posted in the proper forum--my apologies if I'm in the wrong spot.Thanks a lot for any help!
Hello everyone, I am researching shipping options to get some personal goods from the USA to Antalya. SELF-PACKING: I'm comparing companies that pack goods for you and some that allow you to pack. I'd like to avoid excessive costs when the "pros" pack for you. The packing should be fairly easy to do with standard boxes, since I'd only be shipping books, clothing and some other personal items--no furniture, nothing complicated. However, from one company (one that packs for you), I received a document listing Turkey's customs regulations for importing personal goods. In one section it states, "The shipment may contain no items packed by the owner (PBO)." There is a lot of contradictory information out there about many procedures in Turkey, so I'm looking for more information based on people's actual experiences. Has anyone ever packed his/her own goods for shipment to Turkey in a crate, liftvan or container? Any issues with customs if this was done? Does Turkish customs require that professional packers sign and verify a list of inventory? DISINFECTION of USED CLOTHING: I also looked into shipping boxes as individual parcels via the USPS/UPS/Fedex/etc. and read that boxes of used clothing must have a "certificate of disinfection." Does anyone know anything about this, and if it's true, what method I'd have to use and where I'd get the form? Would I need such a certificate on each box of clothing inside a crate if I use a shipping company, or do they just fumigate big shipments at customs? SHIPPING to ANTALYA: (Please also see my post in the Antalya Forum.) It seems like most shipping companies go to Istanbul or Izmir, but not Antalya--even though it has an industrial port. Does anyone have advice about shipping goods to Antalya, perhaps using a local Turkish company that could transfer my goods from Izmir once they go through customs? Could it go by ship or would it be better by truck? I'd appreciate anyone's advice! Thank you : )
So what's the cheapest way to ship things from Turkey to the US? I've always just used the PTT for sending home Christmas presents and stuff. It's a little slow sometimes, but everything has always been delivered just fine. The price with PTT isn't too bad, but it still seems expensive to me. I saved my shipping forms from X-mas, and for example, one package was 1090 grams, and another was 1202 grams, and both of those were 44 TL with surface mail. Two other packages, one 620 grams and the other 690 grams, both went for 34 TL. How does that compare to companies you guys use? Is PTT the cheapest method, or are there other companies that do it cheaper? I know I've seen UPS here, but I've heard there are some other cargo companies in Turkey and I don't know anything about them. Anything really valuable will be coming with me on the plane, this would just be stuff like winter clothes and some books for work, so it doesn't need to be registered, insured, or delivered in any particular time frame.