Courier Corals

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  1. Brian83

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    Hi guys,

    I'm trying to get a courier company to pick up some corals in Cape Town and deliver to me in Centurion. Does anyone know of a good, reliable courier service that will be able to do this either as a Same Day service or, if push comes to shove, Overnight?

    The company I am using are not sure regarding the laws of air freighting livestock, because if something is air freighted then the contents of the parcel needs to be declared. I would go road freight, but the corals will die for sure.

    Any help will be appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  3. dallasg

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    Time Freight, but you will need to do cargo to cargo, so airport to airport really, @carlosdeandrade might be able to say which they use
     
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    One of sponsors im sure could help, they fly corals all over country
     
  5. Andre@ReefAquatics

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    Please be very very carefull here.

    Many couriers do not do livestock. And if you don't tell them it's livestock it won't be treated like livestock, irrespective of the "this way up" and 15 x "FRAGILE" stickers.

    The best method is cargo airport to airport (LS is transport for minimum amount of time, so little that the fish immediately start eating in your tank) where its submitted and clearly marked as livestock. Not had a single problem with this method on a weekly basis.

    Hope this helps.
     
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    Airport to airport is the way to go. Think bidair does livestock. Ill check tonight on the box that my dog came up with if there are any invoices or something still on it

    And it's not expensive. When I order coral from CT I used to pay R150 for 6pack foam box

    Since you sending to centurion id suggest sending it to lanseria airport cause its a quick trip down the N14 instead of traffic to OR Tambo. Also lanseria you get your goods minutes after they land at OR you wait an hour
     
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    gone up to about R200 now
     
  8. Brian83

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    Thanks for the help guys. I'll try that bidvest cargo effort to see how they roll.
     
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