Schedule

Less-than-container load shipments to Riga: next cut-off: APRIL 29, 2024. 
PLEASE deliver all ocean cargo to our new warehouse:

Your name / company
c/o Latvian American Shipping Line
309 Emmet St,
NEWARK, NJ 07114

                                       APRIL 2024 PERSONAL PACKAGE, BOOK and PERSONAL EFFECTS  drop-offs:

                                             PLEASE CHECK SMALL PACKAGE service page for collection dates for your area

Air cargo to RÓga: next shipment cut-off: April 17:   please call (973) 744-6565 x. 1006

Please call (973) 744-6565 x. 1006 for updated information.

           Full container shipments to RÓga and other ports: 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: end of April. Air cargo shipments: please contact us!

Again, please: all ocean cargo deliveries to our new warehouse in NEWARK, NJ   

 

                          APRIL 2024 PERSONAL PACKAGE, BOOK and PERSONAL EFFECTS  drop-offs:

                                             PLEASE CHECK SMALL PACKAGE service page for collection dates for your area

 

Less-than-container load shipments to Riga: next cut-off: April 29, 2024
PLEASE deliver all ocean cargo to our new warehouse:

Your name / company
c/o Latvian American Shipping Line
309 Emmet St, 
Newark, NJ 07114  

Air cargo to RÓga: next shipment cut-off: April 17th:                    

Please call (973) 744-6565 x. 1006 for updated information.

           Full container shipments to RÓga and other ports: 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: end of April, 2024. Air cargo shipments: please contact us!

Again, please deliver  all ocean cargo deliveries to our new warehouse in NEWARK, NJ 

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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 150 euro, (approx $163, March 2024).  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 .93= euro, March, 2024 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.

                                                Exchange rate: 150 euro = $163.00. ( $ x .93 = euro) March, 2024                                              

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 Newark, NJ address:

Your name, Package registration number
c/o Latvian American Shipping Line,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
309 Emmet Street

  Newark, NJ 07114 

  Please ensure that they are scheduled to arrive by Mnday, April 29, 2024.

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


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East Coast SPRING 2024 PACKAGE SHIPMENT schedule:

Boston, MA:Latvian Ev. Luth. Church, 58 Irving St, Brookline, MA:   
Saturday, April 27 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:     
SUNDAY, April 21 at 6 pm

East Brunswick, NJ:  42 Gates Ave, E.Brunswick, NJ:
Monday, April 22 at 12 noon                                                                         

Yonkers, NY: New York Latvian Ev Luth Church, 254 Valentine Ave, Yonkers, NY 10705:
Saturday, April 20 at 1:30 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, NY:
Saturday, April 20 at 5:30 pm

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

Long Island/Sala: Latvian Lutheran Church 4 Riga Lane, Melville, NY:  
Saturday, April 20 at 10 am

Washington, DC: Latvian Luth Church, rear parking lot: 400 Hurley Ave, Rockville, MD:
Sunday, April 21 from 1-2 pm

MIDWEST SPRING SHIPMENT 20234:

Indianapolis: Latvian Center: 1008 W 64th St, Indianapolis, IN:
SATURDAY, April 13 from 11-12 am.

Chicago#1: St Peter's Latvian Congregation: 450 Forest Preserve Drive, Wood Dale, IL:
 THURSDAY, April 18 at 12 noon
(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 18 at 2:30 pm

Milwaukee, WILatvian Luth Church: 1853 N 75th St, Milwaukee, WI :                                                                                                                               THURSDAY, April 18 at 6 pm
                                                                                   
Minneapolis: Latvian Lutheran Church 3152 17th Ave, Minneapolis, MN:  please call!                                   

"Latvijas Ciems"10740 Kurzeme Rd, Three Rivers, MI:                                                                     
FRIDAY, April 19 at 4 pm

Kalamazoo: Latvian Center: 100 Cherry Hill Dr, Kalamazoo, MI:                                                       
FRIDAY, April 19 at 6:30 pm

Detroit: Latvian Luth Church: 30623 W 12 Mile Rd, Farmington Hills, MI:                                               
Saturday, April 20 from 10-11 am

Cleveland, OH: 
Latvian Lutheran Church: 1385 Andrews Ave, Lakewood, OH:
SATURDAY, April 20 at 4 pm
                                

WESTERN US collection points:

San Francisco: 1563 Lincoln Ave, Alameda, CA 94501: fall 2024

Seattle: Latvian Center: 11710- 3rd Ave, Seattle, WA 98125: fall 2024

Portland: Latvian Center: 5500 Dosch Rd, Portland, OR: fall 2024

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, April 29, 2024

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