Freight Forwarding Requirements (Freight sent to Plane Travel Air for delivery elsewhere)
In order for your unaccompanied parcel to be shipped, we need your receipt for the items we are sending. This is a “must” for customs – both U.S. Customs at departure and Bahamas Customs upon arrival. When you place an order, please ask the supplier to include an invoice/receipt and contact information for the recipient. You must email this information to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, prior to shipment. Please note all delivery times are calculated from the date the package(s), documentation, and payment have ALL been received.
All packages MUST include:
- Invoice with total $ value (item $, tax $, shipping $)
- Cruising Permit (if applicable)
- Recipient Contact Information (phone, email)
Please address packages using the format below:
Jane Doe/M/Y “Windless”/Staniel Cay c/o
Plane Travel Air 1401 NE 10th Street, Hangar 6H
Pompano Beach, FL 33060
Tracking Your Shipment TO Plane Travel Air: Please track your shipment online with the company you ordered from. Once it shows as “Delivered”, please call us at 954-593-1437 and speak with the Freight Department. Due to the volume of packages received, we do not call senders upon receipt of packages.
Duty and Levies
The average duty is 45% of the total landed value ($ value of item + any insurance premium + ALL shipping costs) of your items. However, a few common items are either free or somewhat less. Duty will be collected at the port-of-entry for all parcels being shipped to Chub Cay and Staniel Cay. NOTE: If a parcel contains a repair/replacement part for a vessel, and we have a valid cruising permit on file, you may only be subject to entry and processing fees. However, not all replacement parts fall under this condition, so please contact the freight department with any questions. If a parcel contains building materials (materials used in the structure of the building), you may only be subject to entry and processing fees. Please visit www.bahamas.gov.bs for information on duties, exemptions, levies, VAT, etc.
Perishable Items & Special Handling
All perishable items must be shipped the same day and subject to special handling fees.
All deliveries of perishable items should be individually coordinated with our Freight Department to ensure prompt and expedited delivery.
Special handling charges may apply on exceptionally bulky or heavy items, repackaging, storage, Hazmat, forklift, domestic shipping, etc. Storage fees will apply to parcels left at our facility for over 1 week without contact or shipment information. You may ship perishable items.
We accept cash, wire transfer, MasterCard, VISA, and Discover. (No AMEX)