Celina sells many items by full shipping container, including many of our chairs and tables. Manufacturing lead times on these items is around 4 weeks, at which point the container will be loaded and taken to the loading port. Keep in mind that it can take a few days to a week before your cargo is loaded at the corresponding loading port. The transit time from our supplier network to most locations in Europe and the United States is roughly 29 – 35 days.
The same wait time applies to the destination port, where it usually takes 2 – 3 days before your cargo is cleared and ready for shipping. When the container vessel arrives, the containers are unloaded, with some inspected by the local customs authorities. Port authorities will begin customs clearing, meaning they are calculating any duties, VAT, port fees and service fees*. Under most circumstances, Celina Tent has already factored these costs into the price quoted to the customer.
Once the shipment is cleared by customs the container will moved by rail or semi-trailer truck. For most customers, this will add an additional 5 – 7 days after it leaves the landing port. When delivered to the customer's warehouse, there will be a short 2-hour window to unload the container. Any extra costs charged by the trucking company for delay in unloading the container will be assessed and applied to the customer.
When you receive container pricing from Celina Tent, these costs will be included:
Sea freight is quite slow; importation requires more long-term planning compared to domestic product purchases. It is recommended to place an order a minimum of 3 months before the products are needed in-warehouse.
*These prices may fluctuate from container to container based on current market conditions.