Shipping FAQs

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Shipping FAQs

Yes, if that is what you require. It is more accurate to say that MBE will always match you with the ideal courier for your needs. This means taking into account your budget. Your destination. And, of course, your deadlines for delivery.

You can count on full management of your shipment too. Before, during and after it arrives.

he price of fuel fluctuates. Courier companies will change the cost of their services depending on the fuel used to deliver them.
To take this into account, MBE applies a fuel surcharge to our rates each month. The new monthly fuel surcharge takes effect from the first Monday of every new month.

MBE Fuel surcharge from 1st to 31st October 2018:
standard domestic shipments: 11.75%
domestic express and international shipments: 20.25%

MBE Fuel surcharge from 1st to 30th September 2018:
standard domestic shipments: 10.25%
domestic express and international shipments: 19.00%

MBE Fuel surcharge from 1st to 30th August 2018:
Standard domestic shipments: 10.25%
Domestic express and international shipments: 18.25%

MBE Fuel surcharge from 1st to 31st July 2018:
Standard domestic shipments: 10.00%
Domestic express and international shipments: 18.50%

Yes. Restrictions will be largely tied to where you are based, your shipment’s destination and territories they may need to pass through on the way. If you ever have any concerns about this, talk to the shipping experts in your local MBE Centre.
You may still be able to arrange the shipping of your goods through one of MBE’s specialised transport partner carriers.
The types of goods which may be subject to restrictions include:
Alcoholic beverages
Fragile objects, such as those made of glass
Fresh food and perishables
Metals and precious stones
Personal effects
Pharmaceuticals
Plants and seeds
Works of art and antiques

Yes. MBE will not ship goods which are prohibited by any state, federal or local level laws or regulations in your origin or destination region. Nor goods which may infringe on any laws. Or those which may endanger the safety of our employees. Goods which might stain, soil or damage any other goods or equipment in the vehicle transporting them, or the vehicle itself, are also prohibited.
If you are concerned that your goods may fall into one of these categories, it is always worth contacting your local MBE Center.

Be aware that the import and export of all the following types of items is always prohibited:
Animal skin, fur and live animals
Currency and negotiable instruments such as cheques or bills
Exceptionally valuable items such as antiques or precious stones
Hazardous materials
High alcohol content beverages
Ivory and ivory products
Pornography
Tobacco and tobacco products
Weapons

Some areas are not readily accessible or not served as standard by courier services.
You can use this remote location checker to see if the area you need to ship to is considered a remote area and whether that surcharge might apply.

In the United States, many regions require that any wine you ship is not intended for commercial purposes. If you are intending to import large quantities of wine you will need permission to do so, a license and proof that it is intended for your personal use.
MBE can assist you with all of this.
However, you currently cannot ship to: Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Illinois, Mississippi, New Hampshire, North Dakota, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, West Virginia or Wisconsin. Be aware that this list is subject to change as laws change.

MBE can ship your goods to and from:

Algeria
Angola
Benin
Botswana
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cameroon
Cape Verde Islands
Central African Republic
Chad
Comoros
Congo (Brazzaville)
Djibouti
Egypt
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Equatorial Guinea
Gabon
Gambia
Ghana
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Ivory Coast
Kenya
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Mauritania
Mauritius
Morocco
Mozambique
Namibia
Niger
Nigeria
Republic of Congo
Rwanda
Senegal
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
South Africa
Swaziland
Tanzania
Togo
Tunisia
Uganda
Zambia
Zimbabwe

MBE can ship your goods to and from:

Argentina
Bolivia
Brazil
Chile
Colombia
Ecuador
French Guyana
Guyana
Paraguay
Peru
Suriname
Uruguay
Venezuela

MBE can ship your goods to and from:

Antigua and Barbuda
Anywhere in the former Dutch or Netherlands Antilles
Aruba
Bahamas
Barbados
Belize
Bermuda
Bonaire (former Dutch or Netherlands Antilles)
Canada
Cayman Islands
Costa Rica
Curacao (former Dutch or Netherlands Antilles)
Dominica
Dominican Republic
El Salvador
Grenada
Guatemala
Haiti
Honduras
Jamaica
Martinique
Mexico
Montserrat
Nicaragua
Panama
Puerto Rico
Saba (former Dutch or Netherlands Antilles)
St. Barthelemy
St. Christopher (St. Kitts-Nevis)
St. Croix (US Virgin Islands)
St. Eustatius (Netherlands Antilles)
St. John (US Virgin Islands)
St. Kitts (St. Kitts-Nevis)
St. Lucia
St. Maarten (former Dutch or Netherlands Antilles)
St. Martin (Guadeloupe)
St. Thomas (US Virgin Islands)
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
United States
US Virgin Islands
Trinidad and Tobago

MBE can ship your goods to and from:

Afghanistan
Azerbaijan
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Bhutan
Brunei
Cambodia
China
East Timor
West Bank (Gaza)
Georgia
Hong Kong
India
Indonesia
Iraq
Israel
Japan
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Lebanon
Macau
Malaysia
Maldives
Mongolia
Nepal
Oman
Pakistan
Palestine
Philippines
Qatar
Republic of Yemen
Saudi Arabia
Singapore
South Korea
Sri Lanka
Syria
Taiwan
Tajikistan
Thailand
Turkey
Turkmenistan
United Arab Emirates
Uzbekistan
Vietnam

MBE can ship your goods to and from:

American Samoa
Australia
Cook Islands
Fiji
French Polynesia
Guam
Kiribati
Kosrae (Federated States of Micronesia)
Marshall Islands
Micronesia (Federated States of Micronesia)
New Caledonia
New Guinea
New Zealand
Northern Mariana Islands
Palau
Ponape (Federated States of Micronesia)
Samoa
Solomon Islands
TongaTruk (Federated States of Micronesia)
Tuvalu
Vanuatu
Wallis and Futuna
Yap (Federated States of Micronesia)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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