Facts and Cost
you want to understand more about how to order a mix of
products that utilises cargo space more effectively? More about
cargo rates, how they work? More about how to order by
containers or LCL orders? More about cost effective air
cargo? More about how and where to buy appropriate insurance
for your order and finally, how to handle your order once it
reaches your port or your airport? Then you are in the
right place to find out!
Usually our wholesale customers ship using 20 ft. or
40 ft. containers for orders worth approximately US$ 5,000 to US$
10,000 and US$ 12,000 to US$ 20,000 respectively or sometimes even
smaller orders worth US$ 2,000 to US$ 5,000.Our wholesale customers
understand that there are great savings in freight costs if they are
using an entire container to ship, while there are still some
who repeatedly order by LCL (less than a container load). We want to
make our wholesale customers aware that they can waste lots of
money by shipping their merchandise due to lack of information or lack
of sufficient funds to order larger quantities.
Usually our retail customers ship with LCL containers on
orders worth approximately US$ 1,000 to US$ 4,000 but for small orders
they prefer to use air cargo.
Six ways to ship your merchandise:
1. 20 feet. Container (around 25 cubic meters), sea cargo.
2. 40 feet. Container (around 55 cubic meters),
3. 40 feet. High Cube Container (around 60
cubic meters), sea cargo.
4. 45 feet. High Cube Container (around 70
cubic meters), sea cargo
5. LCL (less than a container - charged per cubic
meter with a minimum of 1 or 2 meter cube depending on the
destination), sea cargo.
6. Air Cargo.
do we say “around” when we give you the volume available in a
container? Because the volume loaded in a container depends on the
nature and the weight of the merchandise. If you load a
container with feathers, you will certainly use the full capacity but
with handicrafts and furniture, it is a bit more difficult! This is
one of the examples where our expertise is second to none.
LCL Containers & Full Containers:
ship by container is useful for wholesale
customers and ship LCL container is useful for retail
your merchandise is properly packed and official government
documentation is completed, the shipment will then be transported to
the port of Bali or Surabaya, East Java (which is the closest
international shipping port to Bali). In Bali, due to the size of the
equipment, the shipping company can only ship 20 ft and 40 ft
containers. For larger containers,
Surabaya is the closest international port that can
provide the facilities.
case your LCL shipment is just a few wooden crates and does not fill a
container (like for a retail order) then it must wait at the port
while the cargo company consolidates your order with other small
orders going in the same direction. Specifically, that means your
crates are on hold while the shipping company waits for enough orders
to combine with yours to fill a container. The usual waiting time is 2
to 4 weeks.
often say to our wholesale customers the larger the
container is, the higher your savings. Count for
yourself. We can pre-plan with the cargo company which ship the
container will be on. There is practically no chance for delays.
Containers going to the United States get there in 30 days or less, to
Europe it usually needs 3 to 4 weeks. For LCL containers it will take
1 to 2 weeks more than for a full container.
Our advice, plan your order as much as possible and you will get the
best deal for your money.
now and then a new customer wants an order sent via air cargo. This is
still the fastest way to ship, but also more expensive.
customers believe that air cargo is charged by kilogram but
this is not so. Airlines, in fact, do charge by kilogram but also by
volume. A standard carton box is 50 x 58 x 33 cm (20 x 23 x 13
inches). According to the airlines’ calculation, that carton's volume
is equal to about 15 kilos (33 pounds). If there is less than 15 kilos
of product in that carton box, then you will still pay for 15 kilos.
If there is more than 15 kilos, you pay more.
us say the air cargo rate for you is about US$ 4 per kilo, that
carton will cost you in cargo expenses at least US$ 60. In general, we
say that for some retail orders or for wholesalers
ordering small products with high retail value it works
fine to use air cargo. In addition, for some of our clients time
is very important. Receiving your goods within a week can
really make a difference.
Another situation in which air cargo can be extremely effective is
that many of our wholesale customers take a small portion
of their sea cargo orders via air so they can have samples
quickly for their buyers or fill-in some inventory needs.
Some of our retail customers often ask us to ship a part of
their order by sea cargo and the other part by air cargo.
you want us to take care of your shipment and all the
necessary official documentation (certificate of origin, B/L,
commercial invoice and packing list, quotas visa, insurance, etc),
we will. We have all the necessary contacts to reliable shipping
companies here and it is one of our duties to get the best
available rates - we can e-mail or fax you quotations for
requested destinations. After receiving your query for an order, we
will check for cargo rates with different shipping companies and
forward you only the best deal we can get.
reason for this is simple, most of the time we can get
better cargo rates here than you can locally. You can always check
for yourself to try and get even better rates. We do not make any
money on packing or cargo related expenses. Whichever rate is best for
you that is the way we work with our customers. If you already have a
handling agent or shipping agent here in Indonesia we will get in
touch with them.
Insurance for your shipment can be purchased in Indonesia from the
cargo company, but you can also check with your local insurance agent
where you usually buy your house, car or business insurance. Insurance
purchased in Indonesia can be relatively expensive. In
addition and most importantly, collecting a claim from an Indonesian
carrier or insurance company can sometimes be a life-long event and in
general, not worth the hassle. Generally, when we receive an order we
will estimate costs for the shipment. This is not always easy because
the weight of handicrafts of the same sort may vary in the same way as
the look does. That is the nature of handicrafts.
Sometimes we also advise to upgrade or downgrade
the volume of your order to get the best deal for your shipment.
As you can see, it is necessary that both you and ourselves take
great care with regard to the mix of products in your order and how we
go about shipping your order.
hope that all this information gives you a better spectrum for your
decision-making. Our Team is always working hard to improve
efficiency and cost-effectiveness for our customers.
For your convenience here are contact details for local reliable
Khrisna Bali Int'l Cargo:
Fax: +62 361 756656
email@example.com Fax: +62 361
Wika Line Bali:
+62 361 723131