AIR FREIGHT / SEA FREIGHT / CONTAINERS
- Instructions for shipping duty free goods to Antigua
- Import / export of containers
- Import / export of yachts with Peters & May
- Traveling with spare parts
- Importing provisions
- Courier Services
- Post Office
1. Instructions for shipping duty free goods to Antigua
Yachts in Antigua are entitled to receive spare parts duty free as the yacht is “in transit” and therefore there are no taxes or duties to be paid on the items. When shipping goods to Antigua, please ensure that the package and invoice are clearly marked as “ships spares in transit”.
When goods arrive in Antigua, they remain at cargo or Port until we have cleared the items through Customs. Nothing larger than documents gets delivered direct to our office. We make daily runs to cargo to clear shipments and deliver them to the yachts the same day.
In order to clear your packages through Customs, we require a copy of the yachts entry document and a signed authorisation form allowing us to clear packages on the yachts behalf. If Anchor Concierge Ltd have cleared the yacht into Antigua, then we will already have all the necessary paperwork.
Please forward commercial invoices and tracking information to firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can track your package and arrange for it to be cleared on arrival. Goods that arrive are normally cleared through Customs the following day.
2. Import / export of containers
We understand the need for yacht support containers to be cleared out of Port with the utmost speed and delivered to site so that they can be accessed. We have both a 20ft and 40ft chassis, along with our own crane so we do not have to outsource the work which allows us to complete the process faster.
When shipping your container to Antigua, please contact us for a inventory template which has been approved for use by Antiguan Customs. This allows us to expedite the paperwork ready for the containers arrival in Antigua.
Once the container has landed, it will be cleared out of Port and delivered to the site of your choosing. Once on the ground, we will arrange for it to be inspected by Customs and it will then be made available for your use.
When shipping your container, please advise us of the ETA of the container, along with the inventory and combination for any locks.
3. Import / export of yachts with Peters & May
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4. Traveling with spare parts
Both crew members, along with technicians are allowed to bring spare parts into Antigua on board commercial planes. In order for us to clear them through Customs at the airport, lease let us know who will be traveling along with their passport information and a commercial invoice for the parts that they will be traveling with. This will allow us to produce an import warrant for the spares. A member of our team will them meet them at the airport and arrange for the goods to be cleared through Customs with the supervising officer.
******Please note: if this process is not followed, then it is likely that the items will be confiscated by Customs and held until we can produce the necessary paperwork which could result in a delay for technicians who are coming to work on-board. ***********
5. Importing provisions
We work closely with several overseas provisoners and have years of experience in importing provisions and fresh flowers to Antigua. In order to do this, we must apply for import permits for both meats and vegetables so we would require a commercial invoice (along with countries of origin for all items) at least 3 days prior to the shipment arriving.
Upon arrival, we will collect the provisions from the airline carrier and arrange for Meat & Plant Inspectors to be onsite to inspect the shipment. Once it has been cleared by the Inspectors, along with Customs, we will deliver the provisions directly to the yacht. We keep in close contact with you all the way through so you will know exactly what time to expect the shipment on the dock.
6. Courier Services
We also work closely with the local courier services DHL and FedEx for efficient shipping of oil samples, documents etc.
7. Post Office
There is a small post office located in the Dockyard, ideal for sending out letters, cards, post cards etc. If you wish to send or receive important documents or parcels we would strongly recommend it be sent via either FedEx or DHL as it is guaranteed to get to us. IF you send it by post it is highly likely to either get lost, arrive after you have left or if it does arrive, a load of paperwork is needed to get it out and a long stand in the queue is required.