Crate fees

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  1. Fire652

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    so my crate should be ready to ship soon but I can’t get a wuote yet. How much does it cost to ship the crate from South Africa to Chicago. Thanks in advance
     
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  2. BRICKBURN

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    All depends on volumetric weight.
     

  3. Fire652

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    I have 14 skulls. 7 capes and two hides
     

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    Hello Fire652,

    Exactly what BRICKBURN stated... The shipping cost can only be determined when the crate is sealed up, measured, and put on the scales. They determine shipping cost by a formula combining the size, and weight of the crate. The shipping cost is also a variable than can often fluctuate even by the day if there is a spike in fuel costs... If You are using Trophy Pro SA, I can assure you that Johan will pack your crate as efficiently as possible utilizing every square inch of capacity.... They usually have 2 or 3 different options for shipping companies, and will likely recommend the one that offers the best combination the earliest shipping date and price at the time.
     
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    Ballpark, $1500 to $2500.
     

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    I had two impala shoulder mounts, a kudu shoulder mount, 1 warthog euro, 1 zebra rug, 1 blesbok skin, 1 large wooden carving of Africa with inlaid skins (48" tall, 36" wide, 1.5" thick). My shipping in 2017 was $1200 from Limpopo to Coppersmith in Elk Grove, IL. that did not include the Coppersmith fees.
     
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    I just had 225 lb crate (eland, sable, roan, wildebeest, bushpig, badger, klipspringer, 2 springboks) shipped from Joberg to Houston for $750, straight shipping no associated import fees
     

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    Congrats on your successful hunt! We would love to help bring your trophies home for you. Sent you a PM with some estimates. Please feel free to call me if you have any questions!

    Tom
     
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  9. Hogpatrol

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    Was that the total cost with all fees, insurance, etc. and when was the shipment? If that includes everything, you got a sweet deal.
     

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    These are costs from a 2016 Eastern Cape RSA hunt, using a Port Elizabeth taxidermist for dip, pack and crating. I used Coppersmith to handle everything.

    Cost for dip & pack, crate, etc 9 PG animals (kudu x 2, nyala x2, impala x 2, blesbok, eland, zebra) $1400
    (104 kg)

    Cost to ship from RSA to Seattle: $1100

    Cost to clear, transfer, store, paperwork, etc: $477

    Cost to ground ship to tannery in Montana: $425
     
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  11. buck wild

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    The $750 covered the fright shipping and $10k in insurance. It was shipped out of Joberg to Houston second week of Jan 2019 on Delta-KLM. These are the only shipping charges I'm aware. There are misc "screw you fees" with the importer and dip and pack but best I can tell those were my actual shipping costs.
    On a sour side note, Delta then promptly lost my paperwork which resulted in delays and extra storage fees, which I am currently filing a claim for reimbursement ( yeah I know fat chance, but i have documentation to show Delta admitted to messing it up).
     
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    Figured I'd update this with a shipping invoice I just received today.

    Shipping from Limpopo to Chicago O'hare.

    Cost: $3,246.35

    Contents:
    2 Kudu wall pedestal
    2 Impala wall pedestal
    2 Blue Wildebeest wall pedestal
    1 Zebra wall pedestal
    1 Waterbuck wall pedestal
    1 Black Wildesbeest wall pedestal
    1 Gemsbok wall pedestal
    1 Impala Skull on shield
    1 Springbuck skull on shield
    1 Springbuck backskin
    1 Impala backskin

    Size crate: 97"x51.5"x51.5"
    Actual weight: 639lbs
    Volumetric weight: 1549lbs
     

  13. Fire652

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    Just got my invoice today 958.00.
     

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    Lots. Its always more than you expect.
     
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  15. Fire652

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    Crate arrives in Chicago next week. Can not wait
     

  16. Fire652

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    Well just found out that delta cargo is not accepting anymore freight into Atlanta due to a backlog of freight at the airport. Anyone have any idea when this backlog will clear up
     

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    Kind of hard to say... It could be a few days or it could be a couple weeks given when ive seen this in the past.
     

  18. buck wild

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    I'm not sure if you are using an importer, but man hopefully Delta doesn't lose your paperwork like they did mine 2 months ago. I'm still waiting to hear back on my status of supporting a storage fee claim with Delta. :mad:
     

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    I am using coppersmith.
     

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