FAQ

Here is a list of the most frequently asked questions about Triple B Forwarders, Inc.'s services.

How much will it cost to send my shipment?
If I want to “drop ship” my shipment to one of Triple B’s terminals, how should my shipment be addressed?
What are the cut-off time, transit time & sailing schedule for cargo being shipped to GUAM?
What are the cut-off time, transit time & sailing schedule for cargo being shipped to SAIPAN?
What are the cut-off time, transit time & sailing schedule for cargo being shipped to HONOLULU?
What documentation is needed for shipments to Guam?
What documentation is needed for international shipments?
How do I calculate volume in cubic feet?


Q.  

How much will it cost to send my shipment?

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The more detailed information you are able to provide regarding your shipment, the more accurate of a quote you will receive.  To provide you with the most competitive rate, please have the following information available:

  • Origin & destination zip codes (for international shipments, please provide the origin & destination port or airport)
  • Mode of transport (air freight or ocean freight)
  • Commodity description
  • Number of pieces
  • Weight of the shipment
  • Dimensions of the shipment
  • Value of the shipment, if insurance is needed
  • Time parameter


Q.  

If I want to “drop ship” my shipment to one of Triple B’s terminals, how should my shipment be addressed?

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In order for our warehouse receiving staff to know who & where your shipment should be sent to, please address your shipment as per the example below. 

For example, a drop shipment to our Carson, CA terminal would be addressed as follows:

"Complete name of the ultimate consignee"
c/o Triple B Forwarders
1511 Glenn Curtiss St.
Carson, CA 90746


Q.  

What are the cut-off time, transit time & sailing schedule for cargo being shipped to GUAM?

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The cut-off time for receiving shipments at our Los Angeles, San Francisco and Honolulu stations is every Friday by 5:00 pm.

  • Vessels depart Los Angeles every Wednesday, with a 14 day transit time to Guam
  • Vessels depart Oakland every Tuesday, with a 13 day transit time to Guam
  • Vessels depart Honolulu every Tuesday, with a 7 day transit time to Guam


Q.  

What are the cutoff time, transit time & sailing schedule for cargo being shipped to SAIPAN?

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The cutoff time for receiving shipments in our Los Angeles, San Francisco & Honolulu stations is every Friday by 5:00 pm.

  • Vessels depart Los Angeles every Wednesday, with a 16 day transit time to Saipan
  • Vessels depart Oakland every Tuesday, with a 15 day transit time to Saipan
  • Vessels depart Honolulu every Tuesday, with a 20 day transit time to Saipan


Q.  

What are the cutoff time, transit time & sailing schedule for cargo being shipped to HONOLULU?

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Triple B Forwarders offers bi-weekly consolidation service from Los Angeles to Honolulu with sailings departing every Wednesday & Saturday, and a 4 day transit time to Honolulu. 

  • Cutoff time for the Wednesday sailing is every Monday
  • Cutoff time for the Saturday sailing is every Thursday


Q.  

What documentation is needed for shipments to Guam?

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Guam Customs requires that a commercial invoice must accompany each shipment in order to be cleared upon arrival.


Q.  

What documentation is needed for international shipments?

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Please have the following documentation available for international shipments departing the U.S.

Should there be any special requirements for export shipments to international destinations, please contact us (+1 800 228 8465) and one of our customer service representatives will assist you.



Q.  

How do I calculate volume in cubic feet?

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Ocean freight shipments are based on volume or density, whichever is greater.  In order to calculate cubic feet, you will need to measure the length, width & height (in inches) of each piece to be shipped.  One cubic foot is equal to one piece with dimensions of 12” x 12” x 12” or 1728 cubic inches.  Total volume in cubic feet is therefore calculated as follows:

(Length x Width x Height) ÷ 1728

Here are a few helpful tips to keep in mind when calculating cubic feet:

  • When measuring dimensions in inches, round up to the next highest whole number.
    For example:  11 ½” = 12”
  • Total cubic feet should be rounded up the next highest whole number.
    For example:  14.55 cubic feet = 15 cubic feet.


     
 

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