Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Unaccompanied Baggage to Japan 黑貓宅急便

The people from Yamato Kuroneko came down to pick up my luggage in the afternoon, fully prepared with weighing scale, carton boxes, forms, brochures, money and packing materials. Basically everything is taken care of! If you're also flying to Japan to study or work like me, here's what I did:

通過黑貓宅急便,把我的大包小包先運走了!
黑貓人員準備得很齊全,如秤,箱子,表格,解說冊子,零錢和包裹用具。
基本上,全都被妥善處理!我無須費心呢!
以下是準備包裹的過程,方便那些也要去日本唸書或工作的讀者:

  1. Call/email Yamato Transport to arrange for delivery of their boxes so you can start packing. Also arrange for the pick up date as well. Their boxes range from:
    Size A 92x46x22cm
    Size C 66x46x33cm
    Size D 46x33x33cm
  2. Just stuff your things into the boxes but make sure each is less than 25kg and $2500 in value. No need to write anything on the boxes and leave them open in case you want to do any last minute re-arrangements. Insurance is included.
  3. There will be a couple, one Japanese who will help you with the forms, and the other busy packing and writing on your boxes. They will weigh and give you a form for each box, then you list the items and declare the value.
  4. While you're writing in English, the Japanese staff will do a translation to Japanese so that delivery in Japan will be smoother. Nice service isn't it! I don't think you can get translation service from other courier service :D
  5. Finally after everything is filled and packed, you'll be given 2 customs declaration form. You'll need to pass both to the customs officer, then he'll chop and return 1 piece back to you. Take that stamped form to the Kuroneko counter at Narita Airport so that the customs can clear your unaccompanied baggage.
  6. Payment is by cash or check at origin or destination.
Overall, the service was punctual and very thorough. Their staff were also very polite and organized. For 3 boxes weighing a total of 50kg, I spent SG$580. Not bad for door-to-door air freight service! Hopefully they'll reach me successfully a week plus later!

總得來說,服務相當準時而且非常完善。服務人員也非常親切有禮(不愧是日本人:P  )
我總共花了新幣$580來送走3箱50kg的寶貝。
我覺得相當物有所值,希望一週後會順利收到!

4 comments:

  1. 我有聽說日本的黑貓很棒~
    可是台灣的就有點..........
    常常都會遲到...
    價格也不會比較便宜

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  2. 是噢!?我以為台灣競爭激烈,會比較好呢!?O_O
    黑貓是今年初才登陸新加坡的,正巧要去日本的時候呢!

    我覺得假如要寄東西去日本的話,黑貓是最好的。
    因為我要以personal effects, unaccompanied baggage來寄包裹,想想DHL應該不會有日本人幫我翻譯日語吧!他們也沒有在幾場設櫃台來處理文件。黑貓在成田就有3個服務櫃台呢!

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  3. 可以這樣的啊??
    他們是先運到哪裡啊??

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  4. 老實說我不知道 (哈哈)...現在應該在新加坡的某處即將出運吧?
    然後在關卡坐一段時間,才送到我的宿舍。
    嗯,應該是這樣...

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