Shipping for Aliyah - Terminology
An A - Z guide of useful shipping terms
Congratulations on your decision to make Aliyah and come home to Israel! Shipping your prized and most sentimental possessions to Israel, can make you very anxious. We hope that our possessions will arrive intact and nothing will be missing. By knowing and understanding a little bit about the process you can eliminate a lot of the anxiety. When planning your Aliyah shipment you should have a general knowledge of the common international and local shipping terms.
This refers to the pick-up and destination. There are limits on the allowed distance from the truck to the front door, and how many flights of steps are “free” before “long access” charges are applied
A subcontractor working for another company that may have agents all over the world
A solid wood box custom built to protect the contents during transit
The process of submitting the paperwork to Meches (Israel Tax Authority), paying import duties, and receiving permission to remove the goods from the secure port facility or bonded warehouse.
Declaration for Customs
Your declaration to Customs stating the contents of your shipment and its depreciated value
The value of the goods you are shipping, after depreciation, as reported to Meches
The rental charge for sea containers, past that which is included in the cost of sea freight (4 days are included)
When your container travels on only one boat
Estimated time of arrival at the port of destination
Estimated time of departure from the port of origin
Full Container Load
Events that can't be controlled; wars, strikes, natural disasters etc.
Professional packers pack everything. This is the international shipping standard.
Less than Container Load (also Consolidation)
A generic term for an import, regardless of size.
A wooden box, roughly 200 cubic feet used for LCL (Consolidated) shipments to secure goods for travel, and to keep one persons goods separate from other cargo in the same container
The practice of loading goods into the sea container without first loading them into lift-vans or palletizing them. Standard for FCL Loads
For the most up-to-date information on laws, reforms and rates please consult with your Aliyah organization or shipping agent.
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