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FAQ’s – Frequently Asked Questions (continued)

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How much does it cost for CentEx Cargo to ship a medium-sized box from Atlanta, GA to Oranjestad, Aruba?

First, you need to know the exact dimensions of your box – i.e., Length, Width, and Height. To get these measurements accurately, you need a “tape measure” that provides the exact dimensions needed in inches. A warehouse employee will also measure and compare his dimensions to yours. The CentEx Cargo dimensions will be used to calculate the cubic feet of your box – i.e., Length x Width x Height = Figure, and that Figure Divided by 1728 (“x” means “times”). A set rate per cubic foot will be used to determine the first charge of the costs of shipping a box. To provide you with a quote over the phone or via email for shipping that same box from Atlanta, GA to Aruba, you also need to tell the Representative the approximate weight of the box. You can use your body weight as a reference then eyeball the box to come up with an honest and educated guess. Moreover, you can always get boxes from a place like U-Haul or Staples that sells Small, Medium, and Large boxes with the dimensions of each size, respectively. There’s also a maximum weight limit allotted for each size. A warehouse staff will use a state-of-the-art commercial scale that will provide a final read of the exact weight of your box. A set rate per each 100 lbs programmed in the shipping software will be used to determine the last charge of the costs of shipping for your box 📦

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