FAQ’s – Frequently Asked Questions (continued)

Posted: November 20, 2013 in International Shipping

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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 total costs for shipping a box. To provide you with a quote over the phone or via email for shipping your box from Atlanta, GA to Aruba, you also need to tell the Representative the approximate weight of your 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 that sells Small, Medium, and Large boxes with each size having a Maximum Weight Limit. A warehouse employee will use a state-of-the-art commercial scale that will read the exact weight of your box. A set rate per each 100 lbs of the exact weight recorded by the warehouse scale will be used to determine the second and last charge of the total costs of shipping your box.

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