Cargo is here. Now, do it yourself!
Good morning everyone!
My cargo reached Mauritius safely last week and after having completed all the paperworks, I have been able to get it home on Friday. As expected, a lengthy and stressful process to get it from the port till the final destination!
Just to go briefly through the steps in the process : Once embarked in China, the ship took less than 18days to reach Mauritius. Here, Velogic gave me a call to inform me about the arrival and a Bill of Lading was handed over to me.
From this point, I passed the documents to a broker who made the necessary to get the items out of the customs. Already registered to the MRA since my camera purchase, it was a bit easier.
2 lorries were hired to deliver the goods home and as some of you must have seen on my Facebook profile, my garage became more like a store room.
Everything was packed into boxes. Tens of them! No apparent damage to the boxes fortunately, except one broken tile. In fact, every item was securely packed in carton and wooden boxes, each marked with a label for my name.
No need to tell you, I was as happy and excited as a kid while opening the boxes.
Just to give you an idea : the bed came into, euh… I am still looking for the bits and pieces to make up the bed, but all of them must be here, I hope so. The real work starts as from now. Till now, I have assembled a few items, like the computer chair and stool bars.
One thing I am still unsure of : Was I suppose to get extra screws and bolts once everything has been put together?