Organizations Advertising Help for Churches and Missions Agencies in Shipping of Supplies, Personal Effects, Relief and Medical Goods.
The Shipping Advisor 1-800-737-7331
Worldwide Marketing and Shipping 1-877-878-3227 (toll free)
Richard at RMJ Services, Inc,
tel. 734 941-8120, fax 734-941-8127,
RMJ handles trucking and ocean freight to send missionary goods, Bibles, literature, and relief goods wherever you want it to go. RMJ can ship from ports like Baltimore, Miami, Chicago, Houston, Toronto, Seattle and even LA PLUS, you'll get full risk insurance from Lloyds of London and fully licensed customs clearance. If you need airfreight, ocean carriage, or trucking, please try RMJ.
If you have to ship to Romania, India, Nicaragua, Honduras, Haiti, Venezuela, Thailand, or Romania, try Christian Veterans Association, a shipping ministry for missionaries. They hope to get rates down to 30 cents/pound but pledge no more than 40 cents. Contact <CVA@juno.com> for more info.
So, how do you get your books to the field? Kerby sends his by the book-bag! "For the last couple of years we have been sending books by the postal service M-BAG rate. This has allowed us to send our books at a rate of 75 cents a pound (or thereabouts) without any customs problems. It takes about six weeks for the books to arrive (by boat) but we have never lost a shipment. This book rate is available to most countries to my understanding. A minimum weight is required by the U.S. Postal Service (I think 20 pounds). My suggestion is that any books sent this way be sent by a larger post office that would be familiar with it. Each box inside the bag should be individually addressed in the language of the nation you are sending it to, I believe."