Manila Forwarder’s Singko de Mayo Sale
Shipping cost is increasing almost every month as there is a
lack of shipping containers going to Asia. This has resulted
in about 100% increase in shipping cost based on the year 2000
This condition is further aggravated by slower pace of sailing
of ocean vessels to save fuel consumption, thereby lessening
the carbon imprints of these humungous ships. Unlike before
that sailing time to Port of Manila is only 17 days, now the
fastest vessel available takes at least 21 days to reach the
Port of Manila.
In spite of this, a lot of new balikbayans box companies are
sprouting out like mushrooms in the Pilipino community
offering ridiculous low rates.
Now, the US and Philippine government has started a crackdown
on this by examining the supposedly balikbayans box shipments
and some of this resulted in positive results on illegal
Some of these unprofessional balikbayans box companies are
offering low balikbayans box rates to cover their unscrupulous
activities resulting in seizures of a number of containers.
Sad to say, most of these balikbayans boxes from fly by night
companies will never be delivered.
These facts were not meant to scare off our kababayans in
shipping balikbayans boxes but to remind the consumer that
common sense is important in choosing the right company.
Shipping balikbayan boxes is still the best way to share ones
blessings as this allows them to feel and enjoy the good
things from USA. No doubt, a lot better than cash. Balikbayan
box shipping also provides multiplier effect on the value of
of ones gift vis-a-vis cash.
A purging of the existing balikbayans box companies is
expected as a result of all of this. Some will just close
shop; some will continue using a different name.
Balikbayan box shipping rates is expected to increase in a few
weeks as the General Rate Increase (GRI) has reached a point
that there is no more profit to be made with the existing
prices of fly by night companies.
As a last chance for cheap shipping and in time for the
opening of classes next month, Manila Forwarder kicks off the
month with their annual “Singko de Mayo Sale”.
Balikbayan boxes to all areas of Luzon
are only $55 while those bound to Visayas and Mindanao is only
$65. For Manila Forwarder’s flagship product, the jumbo box,
it’s only $65 all over Luzon and $75 to Visayas and Mindanao.
This sales campaign is valid all over California only.
Shipments can also be brought to their various “Do it
Yourself” locations for further discount that goes as low as
The company is generally regarded as the top of the line
balikbayan box company because of their extra-ordinary service
quality, offers their services at a discounted rate only twice
a year, one on January and one on May.
Manila Forwarder spare no expenses in being the leader in
balikbayans box technology offering uncommon features like 24/7
customer support that rotates between their Los Angeles and
Manila offices. This allows US-based clients to directly talk to
their Manila office on various matters of concern. Both USA and
Manila offices are open 7 days a week to accommodate the busy
schedule in the USA.
Manila Forwarder also offers the most durable box in the market.
Its boxes are sealed and those bound to Visayas and Mindanao are
wrapped in durable plastic and strapped for extra protection.
The company was also the first company that offers online
package tracking allowing clients to get the latest on their
shipments; clients can also request a box or schedule a pick up
The company website,
www.manilaforwarder.com shows the departure and arrivals of
their shipments.” on real time”. For various shapes and sizes of
shipments, the website provides instant rate calculator.
Being in the forefront of technology, Manila Forwarder also
offer’s eco-friendly shipping containers, the Bianca and Roland
drums that are reusable.
For efficiency and security, Manila Forwarder shipments are
handled in the Philippines by their own office, Manila Forwarder
Phil, Inc that is strategically located inside North Harbor,
Manila Forwarder California was established in 1998 in a humble
apartment in Eagle Rock Blvd, Los Angeles, CA by Manny Paez, a
former member of US Marines Special Unit Chemical Biological
Incident Response Force, 2nd Surveillance, Recon and Intel
The company has
transformed as one of the leading balikbayan box company with
operations in different parts of the country and the world.
Aside from balikbayan box services, it is now one of the leading
relocation providers for returning residents from the
USA to the
Philippines. This service is included in the “Singko de Mayo
SALE” with container shipping rates drastically reduced. Not
included in the sale is Manila Forwarder's 5 day shipping
service, which is also available whole year round.
The company has
been featured in various TV shows like
ABS-CBN’s Kabuhayang Swak
na Swak, OFCW with Susan K, Janelle So’s Kababayan LA among
also invested more technology to its Philippine offices that
results in an unmatched customer service that no present
balikbayan box company can match. All of its delivery trucks are
GPS Navigation courtesy of its sister company,
www.garmin.com.ph, for quicker delivery turn around and positive
The company is
also not just a balikbayan box company. It is a full service
licensed NVOCC/ Freight Forwarder. It can ship diverse
commodities in the the
USA and in the
Manila Forwarder, Phil, Inc also offers shipment from the
Philippines to USA on a bi-monthly basis for as low as $150 per
The company also offers relocating services within the
or to any part of the world
A diverse company
adapting to the needs of the clients, Manila Forwarder also
offers the lowest airfare to the
Philippines. Its travel
company operates TravelPH.Com. The company is store-front
combined with web-base features with its own 24/7 live telephone
and chat support. It also has its own Manila Offices and
transportation fleet that offers consolidator rates. Its online
booking is directly connected to more than 300 airline system to
instantly find the lowest rate to any world destinations.
The company is
also a very aggressive expansion mode in different parts of the
and the world. For opportunities and inquiries about Manila
Forwarder Group services, please log on to
www.manilaforwarder.com or call 1.800.210.1019.
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