Schedule

Less-than-container load shipments: next cut-off: October 29, 2021

 

Full container loads: arranged as needed!  Please call!

 

 Small package service: please see our new guidelines, the new registration form and our collection schedule are posted and will also be mailed to current clients.

Collection to start at the end of October, with delivery intended for Christmas week.

Please also see our GIFT package options, with contents adjusted to fit current customs regulations.

 Thank you!

 

 

 

Less-than-container load shipments: next cut-off: October 29, 2021

 

Full container loads: arranged as needed!  Please call!

 

 Small package service: please see our new guidelines, the new registration form and our collection schedule are posted and will also be mailed to current clients. 

Collection to start at the end of October, with delivery intended for Christmas week.

Please also see our GIFT package options, with contents adjusted to fit current customs regulations.

 Thank you!

 

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Dear LASL clients!   We offer a small package service that entails ocean shipment, customs clearance and delivery. Please read thru the guidelines and contact us if you have any questions.

Guidelines for packages: Please note that in order for your parcel to be sent as a small package, which includes customs clearance and delivery, it must comply with the the small package guidelines:1)value of the contents of all packages  must be designated in EUROs; 2) The max total value of merchandise that  an individual may receive is 175 euro, 3) Please limit contents so that they are within the range of personal consumption only 4) please limit package weight to under 30 lbs and size to 18 x 18 x 18" ; and limit the quantity of food items to 3 lbs; 5) declare all items, state amount of items, and give value in EUROs ( $ x .86 = euro)

Please note: as of Oct 2021 packages will be assessed 12% import duty plus Value Added Tax ( VAT is obtained by adding 12% of value of declared price to declared price and multiplying by .21)   We will add the import duty amount to your shipping and delivery invoice.  Please note that the shipper pays the import tax for your shipment to be included in the small package shipment. If you prefer other arrangements notify us at the time of package drop off.

 Book shipments to schools and libraries will be collected concurrently with each shipment, as will art and archive donations to museums.  Cost of shipping books to institutions ( schools, libraries, museums):  $45 from the East coast, and $50 from the Midwest package collection. Both include customs clearance and delivery.  The cost of shipping booka to individuals will be assessed at the package shipment rate of $1.70/lb plus delivery and import duty. 

We encourage you to coordinate any less-than- container load ( i.e. personal effects) moves in conjunction with the package pickup ; inland US will be less expensive than if arranged by commercial carriers! For artwork shipments we kindly ask that you contact us in advance to discuss customs requirements.  Please also give us advance notice on any larger shipments you plan to drop off or need picked up in the area of package collection cities. 


Please see schedule and please note package guidelines.  We look forward to working with you!

 If you have any questions please call prior to packing and we will gladly assist you.

Please note: as of the Summer of 2021 container shipments have been very irregular and delayed.  While we hope to complete delivery of packages between Christmas and New Years, we are beholden to  erratic and  currently prevailing shipping schedules.

                               Exchange rate: 150 euro = $175.00. ( $ x .86 = euro)   (Oct, 2021)                                               

Guidelines for Book shipments: Please note that book shipments to schools and libraries must be addressed to the institution.  Your contact person's name should be in parenthesis after the name of the institution. The telephone number you provide should reach your contact person directly.It is not necessary to list all book title; instead give a general description of contents.  A box of used books can be assessed a low value, therefor in the vicinity of 10-15 euro per box.

If you have Latvian books you would like to send to Latvia, but no recipient in mind, we suggest "OtrÔ elpa" in Riga - a non-profit organization modeled on the "Goodwill" industry, whereby proceeds from sales are donated to charities. 

Please see the Latvian National Library link for lists of books they are looking to acquire. If you happen to have any of these elusive editions and would like to donate them, please place book in large envelope, label "LNB collection" and give to our driver for transfer to NJ.  We will compile all donations and deliver to the Library.  

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.


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East Coast CHRISTMAS 2021 PACKAGE SHIPMENT:

Boston, MA:Latvian Ev. Luth. Church, 58 Irving St, Brookline, MA:   
   Saturday, November 6 from 2:30-4 pm                                          

Catskills: Rota, Elka Park, NY: Please call if you would like to drop off packages at Rota.

Philadelphia, PA: St. Johns Latvian Ev. Luth. Church, 301 N. Newtown St Rd., Newtown Sq, PA:     
 Monday, November 8 at 10:30 am

East Brunswick, NJNEW ADDRESS: 42 Gates Ave, E.Brunswick, NJ:                                              Wednesday, November 3 at 11 am

Yonkers, NY: New York Latvian Ev Luth Church, 254 Valentine Ave, Yonkers, NY 10705:                         
   Saturday, October 30 from 2 pm- 3 pm                           

Manchester, CT:  Corner of Spring and Garden Street (21 Garden St)                                                 
   Please call if you would like us to stop in Manchester, enroute to Boston, for the  Nov 2021 shipment                                          

Poughkeepsie,NY:  2 Merry Hill Rd, Poughkeepsie:                                                                             
   Sunday, Nov 7 from 10-11 am             

Priedaine: New Jersey Latvian Society, Freehold, NJ: please call!

Long Island/Sala: Latvian Lutheran Church 4 Riga Lane, Melville, NY:                                                   
   Saturday, October 30 from 10-11 am

Washington, DC: Latvian Luth Church, rear parking lot: 400 Hurley Ave, Rockville, MD:                           Sunday, November 7 from 4:30-5:30                          

Wilmington, DE: Baidins residence: 1104 Windon Drive, Wilmington DE:                                    Monday, November 8 at 9am  

                      

 SOUTH and MIDWEST collection points for CHRISTMAS 2021 shipment: 

Atlanta and St Petersburg, FL: please call!

Indianapolis: Latvian Center: 1008 W 64th St, Indianapolis,  Tues, Nov 2 @ 6 pm

Chicago#1: St Peter's Latvian Congregation: 450 Forest Preserve Drive, Wood Dale, IL:
Wednesday, Nov 3 at 1 pm
(if LASL driver is delayed, please call NJ office!: (973) 744-6565)

Chicago#2: Addison/Ashland St intersection:  Please call to arrange pickup! ( Friday, Nov 5) 

Milwaukee, WI: Latvian Luth Church: 1853 N 75th St, Milwaukee, WI                                             
   Wednesday, Nov 3 at 5 pm                                                                                                         

Minneapolis: Latvian Lutheran Church 3152 17th Ave, Minneapolis, MN:                                              
   Thursday, Nov 4 at 12 Noon                                      

"Latvijas Ciems": 10740 Kurzeme Rd, Three Rivers, MI:                                                                     
   Saturday, Nov 6 at 10:30 am 

Kalamazoo: Latvian Center: 100 Cherry Hill Dr, Kalamazoo, MI:                                                       
   Saturday, Nov 6 at 12 noon

Detroit: Latvian Luth Church: 30623 W 12 Mile Rd, Farmington Hills, MI:                                               
   Saturday, Nov 6 at 5-5:30 pm

Cleveland, OH: 
Latvian Lutheran Church: 1385 Andrews Ave, Lakewood, OH:                                         at Sunday, November 7 at 8:30 am
                                

WESTERN US collection points:

San Francisco: 1563 Lincoln Ave, Alameda, CA 94501: date will be posted- please check back!

Seattle: Latvian Center: 11710- 3rd Ave, Seattle, WA 98125: please call

Portland: Latvian Center: 5500 Dosch Rd, Portland, OR: please call;

If sending your package to us via UPS/USPS, or dropping off at the warehouse or office, please ensure that it reaches us by Monday, November 8, 2021!

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 EURO