Ocean Freight

Whether shipping your personal belongings or your entire company,
BEST has the experience and personnel to make sure
your shipment gets to its location safely and quickly.

We work closely with our overseas agents to ensure that your valuables
will be handled with professional care from departure to delivery.

Ocean Freight

Weekly Full Container Load (FCL) and Less Than Container Load (LCL) Ocean Consolidations

Servicing Individuals and Businesses

Shipping from:
  • The United States: New Jersey and Florida
  • Canada
  • The United Kingdom
  • Europe

Open top and flat rack capabilities
Heavy Lift capabilities
No shipment is too small or big
Preparation of Bill of Ladings and Delivery orders

2018 Bermuda Container Lines (BCL) – SHIPPING-SCHEDULE

2018 Bermuda International Shipping Limited (BISL) – SHIPPING-SCHEDULE

2018 Bermuda Isle Shipping Limited (SISL) – SHIPPING-SCHEDULE

LCL Refrigerated / Chilled

Every other week we ship chilled & frozen reefer LCL shipments sailing from Port Elizabeth, NJ onboard the M/V Oleander.
The vessel departs Fridays and arrives Mondays. Shipments are ready for collection or delivery on Tuesdays.

The following is the list of charges.

Freight $7.00 per cubic foot (MIN $250.00)
Documentation $50.00
SEDS $45.00 for goods valued $2500.00 or more
Fuel Surcharge $0.50 per cubic foot
Terminals $1.00 per cubic foot (MIN $15.00)
Insurance 3.5% of the invoice value & shipping costs (Optional)
Customs clearance $75.00
Pickup 1 Canal Road warehouse or we can arrange the delivery.

*Shipment MUST BE booked with Sea-Bridge International prior to delivery to Carteret, NJ.
Attn: Maureen Teahan
TEL (732) 225 7888 x 131 or
mteahan@sea-bridge.com

2018 Less Than Container Load (LCL) REFRIGERATED SHIPPING-SCHEDULE

Customs Brokerage and Deliveries

Our personnel are professionally trained and fully conversant with customs procedures and tariff rates

  • Expedited Processing
  • Island Wide Deliveries
  • 20 or 40 ft. container capabilities ** Bermuda only imports via 20 ft. containers. However, providing special permission is granted from both the Transport Control Department and the Corporation of Hamilton, 40 ft. containers are sometimes permitted.

Customs Clearance Information

As soon as you place an order for goods, please submit a copy of your invoice(s) to imports@best.bm

We cannot ship any goods without an invoice; thus, if we do not receive an invoice your shipment will be delayed until one can be provided. As this is a requirement of H.M. Customs, we suggest that you have your supplier send you a copy of the invoice at the time of purchase to avoid any delays.

When you import goods into Bermuda, our Customs Clearance Department will processes all required paper work with expert capabilities! We will submit The Bermuda Customs Declaration (BCD) on your behalf as this document must be stamped and approved by H.M. Customs before goods can be released.

All items arriving must pay the applicable duty rate based on the value of the goods invoiced.

A wharfage fee is also payable to Bermuda Customs, of 1.25% of the value of the goods invoiced arriving via Air, Ocean or Courier.

Short-Term Storage of Shipped Items

Goods shipped directly to us are securely housed free of charge for the first 5 days of arrival. Subsequently, customers are charged $1.00 per cube - per day, with a minimum charge of $15 per day, for up to 15 days. If extended storage is required, please see below our Long Term Fee Schedule.

Fine Art and Antique Packing & Crating

We have packed and crated many valuable items over the last 30 years and each move has been unique. We employ experienced, sympathetic staff, who understand the importance of valuable heirlooms; be they sentimental or items of immense value. Size is not an issue; we will pack a Faberge egg or a 3-ton sculpture of David. If you need it packed and crated, we will do it!

Insurance

Although we take every precaution and every care to ensure there are no damages, we do recommend that clients permit us to insure their goods prior to any moving taking place. Moving and shipping is not without some element of risk.

The insurance rate is currently at 3% and is subject to change.
The rate is based on the value of goods + shipping charges.
Regrettably, we cannot insure your goods if we do not in fact pack it ourselves for export.