Less-than-container load shipments: next cut-off: May 16, 2023.  

                                         PLEASE NOTE: as of May 16, 2023 we again have a new warehouse address: 

                          Please direct all ocean cargo to: Latvian American Shipping Line, 309 Emmet St, Newark, NJ 07114

     SPRING 2023 package shipment: has sailed as of May 13.

                                              Air cargo to Rīga: next shipment cut-off: May 24:   please call (973) 744-6565 x. 1006 

           Full container shipments to Rīga and other ports: as needed. Please call!                                  

               Air cargo to Rīga: next shipment cut-off: May 24:   please call (973) 744-6565 x. 1006 

                              LCL and full container shipments from Rīga: as needed: please call! 

                                         Air cargo and ocean shipments to Tallinn: on demand.

                  AID to UKRAINE: please see small package service page for info on items needed and costs for shipping.

                                                 Our next aid shipment: first week of June. Air cargo shipments: please contact us!

                         Again, please: all cargo deliveries as of 5/16/23 to our new warehouse in NEWARK, NJ   


                                             SPRING 2023 package shipment: has sailed as of May 13.

Less-than-container ( lcl) load shipments to Rīga: next cut-off: May 16, 2023.  

   PLEASE NOTE: as of May 16, 2023 we again have a new warehouse address: 

                          Please direct all ocean cargo to: Latvian American Shipping Line, 309 Emmet St, Newark, NJ 0711

               Air cargo to Rīga: next cut-off: May 24:  please call (973) 744-6565 x. 1006  

Full container shipments to Rīga and other ports: as needed: please call! 

LCL and full container shipments from Riga: as needed: please call!

                  Less-than-container load, full container and air cargo to Tallinn: as needed: please call!                       

                        Please: all cargo deliveries to our new warehouse in NEWARK, NJ                                             

Jersey City and Plainfield addresses are no longer in effect


       AID to UKRAINE: please see small package service page for info on items needed and costs for shipping.

Our next aid ocean shipment: first week of June, 2023



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 150 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 .94= euro, March, 2023 exchange rate)

Please note: Since Oct 2021 packages have been 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)   At the time of collection 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 = $160.00. ( $ x .94 = euro)   (March, 2023)                                               

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 "Otrā 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 to our NEW Plainfield, NJ address:

Your name, Package registration number
c/o Latvian American Shipping Line,
640 North Ave
Plainfield, NJ 07060

We suggest that you also call to notify us, so that we know to look for the parcels.

Click here for:
midwest dates                   Click here for: west coast dates


Boston, MA:Latvian Ev. Luth. Church, 58 Irving St, Brookline, MA:   
Saturday, April 29 from 2:30-4:00 pm

Catskills: Rota, Elka Park, NY: Please call !

Philadelphia, PA: St. Johns Latvian Ev. Luth. Church, 301 N. Newtown St Rd., Newtown Sq, PA:     
 Monday, April 24  from 9:30-10 am

East Brunswick, NJ:  42 Gates Ave, E.Brunswick, NJ:                                                                           Monday, April 24 at 1pm

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

Manchester, CT:  Corner of Spring and Garden Street (21 Garden St)  Please call if you would like for us to stop enroute from the Boston pickup.                                                

Poughkeepsie,NY:  2 Merry Hill Rd, Poughkeepsie:                                                                             
Thursday, April 27  from from 5-6 pm

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

Long Island/Sala: Latvian Lutheran Church 4 Riga Lane, Melville, NY:                                                      Sunday, April 30 from 12:30-1 pm                                               

Washington, DC: Latvian Luth Church, rear parking lot: 400 Hurley Ave, Rockville, MD:                           Sunday, April 23 from 5-6 pm

Atlanta and St Petersburg, FL:
please call!

Indianapolis: Latvian Center: 1008 W 64th St, Indianapolis, Monday, April 17 @ 6 pm

Chicago#1: St Peter's Latvian Congregation: 450 Forest Preserve Drive, Wood Dale, IL:
Thursday, April 20 at 1 pm

(if LASL driver is delayed, please call NJ office!: (973) 744-6565)

 Chicago #2: Ciānas Lutheran Church: 6551 W. Montrose Ave, Chicago,IL:                                                                 

Thursday, April 20 from 3-4 pm 

Chicago#3: Addison/Ashland St intersection:  Please call to arrange pickup!

Milwaukee, WILatvian Luth Church: 1853 N 75th St, Milwaukee, WI :                                                    Friday, April 21 from 12-1 pm                                          

Minneapolis: Latvian Lutheran Church 3152 17th Ave, Minneapolis, MN: see you in the fall!                                   

"Latvijas Ciems"10740 Kurzeme Rd, Three Rivers, MI:                                                                     
   Saturday, April 22 at 10:30 am 

Kalamazoo: Latvian Center: 100 Cherry Hill Dr, Kalamazoo, MI:                                                       
   Saturday, April 22 at 12:30 pm

Detroit: Latvian Luth Church: 30623 W 12 Mile Rd, Farmington Hills, MI:                                               
   Saturday, April 22 from 5-5:30 pm

Cleveland, OH: 
Latvian Lutheran Church: 1385 Andrews Ave, Lakewood, OH:                                          Sunday, April 23  at 8:30 am

WESTERN US collection points:

San Francisco: 1563 Lincoln Ave, Alameda, CA 94501: Saturday, April 15  from 11-1 pm

Seattle: Latvian Center: 11710- 3rd Ave, Seattle, WA 98125: Tuesday, April 18 at 10 am

Portland: Latvian Center: 5500 Dosch Rd, Portland, OR: Tuesday, April 11 at 10: 30 am

If sending your package to us via UPS/USPS, or dropping off at the warehouse or office, please ensure that it reaches us by April 28, 2023

Please call if you have any questions about PERSONAL PACKAGE REGULATIONS! We'd rather help you before you assemble the contents than ask you to fix issues after you drop off!