Is there a Balikbayan Box Weight Limit?

There is no weight limit for Balikbayan Boxes. You may be restricted on what items can go into your balikbayan box, or even the total volume of items in your box, but weight is not a consideration for balikbayan boxes that are shipped by sea. However, note that Star Kargo has designed its boxes with adequate thickness to handle heavy weights. Customers who use boxes from home stores or storage companies should purchase two boxes and stuff one inside the other. This will help stabilize the box once full and prevent it from crushing during transport. Is there a Balikbayan Box Weight Limit?...

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Balikbayan Box Sizes and Dimensions

Balikbayan Boxes come in many sizes, and most companies use established common sizes for convenience. While technically you can use any box of any size, it is beneficial of you to use common balikbayan box sizes to take advantage of carrier pricing. These common sizes factor in the best dimensions when loading shipping containers, which ultimately translates to better pricing for you. Star Kargo AZ provides mainly the Large or Jumbo balikbayan box (24″ x 24″ x 18″). We do stock some Extra Large boxes (24″ x 24″ x 24″) upon special request. If you have...

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How Do I Pay For My Balikbayan Box?

Star Kargo AZ takes cash, checks and credit card payments for balikbayan boxes. We ask customers to provide full payment when their balikbayan boxes are picked up. Call us if you have any questions regarding payments for balikbayan boxes. We would be happy to work out arrangements for our frequent or business customers looking to ship large quantities of balikbayan boxes. Is there a Balikbayan Box Weight Limit? Balikbayan Box Sizes and Dimensions How Do I Pay For My Balikbayan Box? How Long Do Balikbayan Boxes Take To Arrive? What is a Balikbayan...

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How Long Do Balikbayan Boxes Take To Arrive?

Currently in Arizona, we ship balikbayan boxes weekly on Mondays via truck to California. There, the boxes are loaded by Star Kargo employees in our own containers (we don’t co-load), and set sail on the next Sunday. Destination Manila C. Luzon (Luz1) N. Luzon (Luz2) Visayas & Mindinao Total Delivery Time from AZ 6 weeks 7 weeks 7 weeks 2 months Remember, these are “best case estimates” and of course other factors can add to delays such as port congestion, weather/typhoons, customs and addressing problems. More information on balikbayan box shipping times can be found...

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What is a Balikbayan Box?

The term “balikbayan box” translates roughly as “return to one’s homeland.” The true meaning, known to all Filipinos, is a box or boxes that an ex-pat Filipino sends back home that contains all sorts of products such as electronics, toys, food, clothes, shoes and more. Balikbayan boxes take a month or more to arrive in the Philippines from the US, riding inside shipping containers aboard overseas ships. Why would Filipinos use such a slow service in this day and age of overnight shipping, online sales and short attention spans? Shipping is cheap compared to...

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