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Times & Bureaucracies of container arrival and release in Israel:
1 -
Date Of Arrival, Port Ashdod  means anytime within that date (24 hours) the ship will dock at Ashdod port.
     "Arrival at Port Ashdod" sometimes means that it lands at Port Chaifa, and is then transported to Port Ashdod by frieght train.
2 - Then container has to be unloaded, (anywhere from 5 hours to 2 days).
3 - If ship lands at Port Chaifa, container gets loaded onto freight train, (they usually wait till they fill up train, then it leaves for Port Ashdod - 4 hours to 2 days).
4 - Arrival in Port Ashdod, shipped to delegated warehouse, (a few hours) where it is then entered into computer, and customs broker can then start 'working' on it.
5 - Customes broker sends all documents to meches, and waits for an answer as to how meches would like to proceed. Meches' choices:
           a - free it immediately,
           b - spot check it, (they remove between 100-200 boxes, check most of them - if all OK, return them to the container & 'free' it)
           c - check most of the boxes
           d - x-ray container
      Any of the above can take between 1 to 5 business days to release the container.
6 - Container is released, transport to Yerushalayim is sought (depending on time of day of release, availability of truck, etc. (6 to 8 hours)

 

Receivers should call our hotline @ 054-686-8705 on Feb 2nd after 5:00 PM for instructions

It is the responsibility of the RECEIVER to find out the pick-up date and time.

As of: Information
   
  To avoid local residents complaining, and to prevent us paying a hefty municipal fine for each box left on location, a gemach will pick up all boxes left over, at 9:30 PM, and it's theirs to keep.
   
 

PLEASE NOTE:

Only customers with face masks & those
keeping social distancing will be processed.
NO EXCEPTIONS

To streamline the intake process, all first-time costumers will be required to fill out the SHIPPING CONTRACT.
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Sept 6 Container Unfortunately, we were caught with illegal contents in a few boxes. The nezek right now stands at a little over of $1,300.00. We were lucky to have a customs broker, who brokered a deal with the people in meches. (What saved us was showing them the contract everyone has to sign). Instead of confiscating the entire container and filing criminal charges against me, the seven boxes were removed and we paid 'only' the charge of destroying the contents, and their 'checking' costs, in addition to their administrative fees. Add to this the port fees at $120/day, and putting us on their 'to-be-checked' list! How does anyone have the chutzpa to endanger an entire lift? What heter does he have?
 As of this writing, (with our Rav's blessing) they are being sued in small claims court.
The situation could've spiralled to about $ 30,000.00!!! Plus the cost of a criminal lawyer.
Costumer # 1071 had six boxes of illegal items (shoes, slippers), and costumer #1020 one box (meds).
   
   
   
  Only people wearing masks will be allowed to enter.
NO EXCEPTIONS!!!
Location Alleyway behind Rechov Sorotzkin 7
   
   
 

New  New    WhatsApp Service   New   New

To improve our service, we are starting a WhatsApp broadcast system to keep you informed of container drop-offs and/or pick-ups.

To join:       1 - Add Minchas Shlomo to your contact list, 2 Use phone number +1-917-657-4200 (include the +),

3 Send us a WhatsApp message stating that you wish to join and your customer number (if you know it). Specify if you are
  a -  SHIPPER (U.S.) or,   b-  RECEIVER (Israel). You cannot be in both groups.

PLEASE, DO NOT use this WhatsApp to contact us, ever. Anyone who does will be removed from our broadcast list and blocked.
If you need to communicate with us, please call or email.
This communication system works in ONE DIRECTION only.

We hope to better serve you with this new service.

   
   
  Estimated Future Container Drop-off dates (Boro Park): Sunday,  Feb 14, March 14, April 11, May 23, July 4. Please check back.
Always subject to change. ALWAYS recheck 1-2 weeks before date.
   
  "May all the chessed that everyone is doing for their fellow Yidden bring Moshiach bimhaira b'yomainu." (Overheard  at Boro Park drop-off)