Track Your Boxes

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 April 11th (Yes, Chol HaMoed) 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.
  Following the current tragic situation, it's not yet clear how we will be dealing with the pick-up.
One option we thought of is that we will store the boxes in a local mosad that is closed now and over a three day period, we will allot certain hours for different people. Either we will go through the alphabet or by costumer number. (Keeping it in port until the end of this  magefah is the best option, but we will need a donation of the $280/day cost of port storage.) Stay tuned.
Any ideas?
  Just got word from ZIM, boat is skipping Ashdod and going straight to Chaifa. That usually means delays and more $$$. Stay tuned.
  Anyone have any contact info on Seminary Chemdas Bais Yaacov?
  AlertALERT Alert
Please Note: The Next Container Dates Have Been Changed
Location Alley-way behind Rechov Sorotzkin 9

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 16 (21 Shvat), Mar 29 (4 Nissan), May 10 (16 Iyar), June 28 (6 Tammuz).
. Always subject to change. ALWAYS recheck 1-2 weeks before date.
  "May all the chessed that everyone is doing for thier fellow yidden bring Moshiach Bimhaira B'yomainu". (Overheard  at BoroPark drop-off)