2016 Christmas package shipment: VIDZEME and LATGALE addresses delivered by Dec 21; KURZEME and RIGA ADRESSES: delivered by Christmas Day. For problem addresses shippers were notified.
(Please click on the link below to view road conditions that our drivers had to contend with for rural deliveries!)
2017 Easter package shipment: PERSONAL PACKAGE AND BOOK SHIPMENTS, sailing in March with delivery projected before Easter. Please check collection schedule below: PERSONAL PACKAGES: GUIDELINES: Please note that all guidelines for small package service must be observed if you would like us to clear customs and deliver:
1) Designate value in euro; value of each item specified, total value not exceeding 45 euro.
2) Weight: up to 35 lbs; size w/in 18"x18x 18 parameters.
3) Declare all items, and limit quantity to no more than three of one item.
4) One box per recipient, and do provide telephone numbers!
BOOK SHIPMENTS: GUIDELINES: 1) Address to institution, and provide contact name and tel.
2) Contents limited to printed matter and archival materials.
3) Value for used books: declare 10-15 euro per box, but no limit on amount of boxes per institution. If you have Latvian books but no recipient in mind, we suggest "Otrā elpa" in Riga - an organization modeled on "Goodwill" industry, whereby proceeds from all sales are donated to charities.
If you have any questions please call prior to packing and we will gladly assist you! Reg. nos: use the "LT" series for personal packages, and for books to institutions use the "BIB"number series.
Exchange rate: 45 euro = $47.00 ( $ x .93 = euro) (Jan, 2017)
If mailing packages directly to our warehouse, please address packages:
Your name, Package registration number
c/o Latvian American Shipping Line,
84 Harbor Drive,
Jersey City, NJ 07305.
We suggest that you also call to notify us, so that we know to look for the parcels. For the Winter-Easter shipment: please ensure that packages are delivered by Friday, March 3, 2017.
Winter 2017 PACKAGE SHIPMENT SCHEDULE: East Coast:
Boston, MA:Latvian Ev. Luth. Church, 58 Irving St, Brookline,MA:
Saturday, February 25 from 2:30-4 pm.
Catskills: Rota, Elka Park, NY: please call!
Philadelphia, PA: St. Johns Latvian Ev. Luth. Church, 301 N. Newtown St Rd., Newtown Sq, PA:
Saturday, March 4 @ 1pm.
East Brunswick, NJ: New Brunswick & Lakewood Ev Luth Church, 12 Gates Ave, East Brunswick, NJ: Saturday, March 4 @ 11 am.
Yonkers, NY: New York Latvian Ev Luth Church, 254 Valentine Ave, Yonkers, NY 10705: Saturday, March 4 from 12:30-1:30 pm
Manchester, CT: Spring and Garden Street (21 Garden St): Please call to schedule for Feb 25.
Poughkeepsie,NY: 2 Merry Hill Rd, Poughkeepsie:
Saturday, February 25 from 9-10 am
Priedaine: New Jersey Latvian Society, Freehold, NJ:
Rochester: 130 Ellingwood Drive, Rochester, NY:
See you Fall 2017!
Long Island/Sala: Latvian Lutheran Church - 4 Riga Lane, Melville, NY:
Saturday, March 4 from 10-11 am
Washington, DC: Latvian Luth Church, rear-parking lot: 400 Hurley Ave, Rockville, MD:
Sunday, March 5 from 9:30-10:45 am.
Wilmington, DE: Baidins residence: 1104 Windon Drive, Wilmington DE:
Saturday, March 4 @2:30 pm
SOUTH and MIDWEST collection points:
Atlanta: contact Sybil: firstname.lastname@example.org
St Petersburg, FL: Latvian Center: 17905 9th Ave, N, St Petersburg, FL:
Saturday, February 18
Indianapolis: Latvian Center: 1008 W 64th St, Indianapolis, IN:
Monday, February 20 @ 6 pm
Chicago#1: St Peter's Latvian Congregation: 450 Forest Preserve Drive, Wood Dale, IL:
Friday, February 24 @ 1 pm
(if LASL driver is delayed, please call NJ office!)
Chicago#2: Addison/Ashland St intersection: Friday, Feb 24 @ approx 8 pm:Please contact us!
Milwaukee, WI: Latvian Lutheran Church: 1853 N 75th St, Milwaukee, WI:
Friday, February 24@ 5 pm
Minneapolis: Latvian Lutheran Church 3152 17th Ave, Minneapolis, MN: See you May 2017!
"Latvijas Ciems": 10740 Kurzeme Rd, Three Rivers, MI:
Saturday, February 25 @11 am
Kalamazoo: Latvian Center: 100 Cherry Hill Dr, Kalamazoo, MI:
Saturday, February 25 @ 12 noon
Detroit: Latvian Lutheran Church: 30623 W 12 Mile Rd, Farmington Hills, MI:
Saturday, February 25 @ 5pm
Cleveland, OH: Latvian Lutheran Church: 1385 Andrews Ave, Lakewood, OH:
Sunday, February 26 @ 9-9:30 am
WESTERN US collection points:
San Francisco: if interested, please call!
Los Angeles: Latvian Center: 1955 Riverside Dr, Los Angeles, CA: Sunday, February 19 from 10-12:30pm
Portland: Latvian Center: 5500 Dosch Rd, Portland, OR:
Seattle: Latvian Center: 11710 3rd Ave NE, Seattle WA 98175: see you in May 2017
If sending your package to us via UPS, please ensure that it reaches us by March 3, 2017.
Please call about PERSONAL PACKAGE REGULATIONS: 45euro/ recipient is max package value per package to be duty free, and for your package to be accepted as a PERSONAL PACKAGE! All values must be designated in EUROs.
January 18, 2017
45 EUR = 47.8350 USD
1 USD = 0.940 EUR
Latvian American Shipping Line
19 N. Mountain Ave, Montclair, N.J. 07042-1810, USA