Shipping to the Bahamas?

We’ve got you covered.

Our dedicated freight department offers frequent, reliable freight service to all our scheduled destinations in the Bahamas and private freight charters to any destination from our base in Fort Lauderdale.

Rate Delivery Window Minimum
REGULAR $2/lb 5-7 Days $35
EXPRESS
For Staniel Cay Customers Only
$2.50/lb 2-3 Days $50
PRIORITY RUSH
For Staniel Cay Customers Only
$3.50/lb 1-2 Days $65
GUARANTEED
DELIVERY
(up to 100lbs)
$300
for up to 100 lb
(Jan 1-Nov 30)

$400
for up to 100 lb
(December)

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Freight Services to the Bahamas

Freight Forwarding Delivery Options and Rates

All rates subject to change without notice.

*Does not guarantee same-day service. Holiday rates may apply.
Please note: All freight forwarding is on a “space available” basis and is subject to size and weight limitations. For all shipments, the billable weight will be the greater of the actual weight or the dimensional weight.

View our shipping Terms and Conditions below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Duties and Levies

The average duty is 45% of the total landed value ($ value of item + any insurance premium + ALL shipping costs) of your items. However, a few common items are either free or somewhat less. Duty will be collected at the port-of-entry for all parcels being shipped to: Chub Cay, Great Harbour Cay, North Eleuthera, Rock Sound, San Andros, Fresh Creek, Congo Town, Cat Island. You, the shipper, are responsible for being aware of and paying for, all duties and levies applicable to your package.

NOTE: If a parcel contains a repair/replacement part for a vessel, and you submit a valid cruising permit to us at time of delivery, you may only be subject to entry and processing fees. However, not all replacement parts fall under this condition, so please contact the freight department with any questions.

If a parcel contains building materials (materials used in the structure of building), you may only be subject to entry and processing fees. Please visit www.bahamas.gov.bs for information on duties, exemptions, levies, VAT, etc.

Register for Click2Clear

Thank you for reaching out to the Makers Air Freight Department! We will respond to you shortly. In the meantime, we are excited to announce that Makers Air is fully compliant with the new Click2Clear program implemented by the Bahamas Government. It is mandatory that anyone (Bahamian or US residents) that ship items into the Bahamas be registered online for this new system.

Simply click here to enroll!

It is extremely important to note that your name on the Click2Clear account must exactly match the name on your packages. If this name is different from your previous shipments with us, it is vital that you update your Makers Air account with the valid name as soon as possible in order to avoid any delays or fines attached to your shipments.

Special Handling and Pershiables

Special handling charges may apply on exceptionally bulky or heavy items, repackaging, storage, Hazmat, forklift, domestic shipping, etc. Storage fees will apply to parcels left at our facility for over 1 week without contact or shipment information.

You may ship perishable items. Perishable items always fly at the Priority Rush Rate as we cannot store them. All deliveries of perishable items should be individually coordinated with our Freight Department to ensure prompt and expedited delivery.

Payment Methods

The preferred form of payment is credit card. We take MasterCard, VISA, Discover and American Express.

Any invoices that go unpaid after 30 days will be subject to late charges.

Create your Freight Account

Click here to create your free Freight Account with us.  This will help ensure that we have the proper information to ship your packages quickly to you.

How to Ship Frieght

Step 1:  Create your free Freight Account with us
Click here to create your free Freight Account with us.  This will help ensure that we have the proper information to ship your packages quickly to you.
Step 2:  Address your packages correctly
When you have your packages delivered to Makers Air, it is important they are addressed using the format below:
YOUR FULL NAME HERE 
2331 NW 55th Court
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
*PLEASE NOTE: Do not put our company name on the package. Your name must be on the package, and this name must be the exact match of your name registered with Click2Clear.
Step 3: Track your Packages
Please track your package deliveries to us online via the company you ordered from. Then email us at Freight@makersair.com 24 hours after ALL your packages show as “delivered” to let us know you are ready for your bin to be pulled. We will then prepare your packages for shipment to the Bahamas. Please note we require that you give us 24 hours after your package is delivered to allow enough time for the package to be scanned into our system and distributed to your customer bin. Due to the volume of packages received daily, we do not call customers upon receipt of packages.
Step 4:  Pay your Invoice
Once your shipment is finished being prepared, we will email you the invoice for payment. It is very important for you to review the invoice carefully and be sure that all the tracking numbers you are expecting in this shipment are there.  Once you have double-checked the tracking numbers, simply click the link to pay your invoice. Upon receipt of your payment, your shipment will go out on our next available flight for delivery to you! Please note all delivery times are calculated from the date the package(s), documentation, and full payment have been received.
Additional Special Instructions for Customers Shipping to Staniel Cay

In order for your unaccompanied parcel to be shipped to Staniel Cay, you must register with Click2Clear. We are unable to ship anything for you without this registration.   Additionally, we will need your receipt(s) for the items we are sending. This is required for customs – both U.S. Customs at departure and Bahamas Customs upon arrival. When you place an order, please ask the supplier to include an invoice/receipt and contact information for the recipient. Please note that you are responsible for payment of all duties, levies, and required broker fees. All packages shipped to Staniel Cay MUST include:

  • Invoice with total monetary value (item $, tax $, shipping $)
  • Cruising Permit (if applicable)
  • Recipient Contact Information (phone, email)

Shipping Rates

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Shipping Terms and Conditions

These Terms and Conditions must be approved before you can set up a freight shipment with Makers Air. Contact the Freight Department at 954.771.0330 to arrange a shipment.

All freight will be shipped on a “space available” basis and is subject to size and weight limitations.

  • “Regular” shipments: 5-7 day delivery window
    • $2.00 per pound with a $35.00 minimum per shipment
  • “Express” shipments: 2-3 day delivery window
    • $2.50 per pound with a $50.00 minimum per shipment
    • Does not guarantee same-day service
  • “Priority Rush” shipments: 1-2 day delivery window
    • $3.50 per pound with a $65.00 minimum
    • Does not guarantee same-day service
    • All “Priority Rush” shipments MUST be at our facility by 11:30 am for inclusion on our 1:00 pm flights and by 3:30 pm THE DAY PRIOR for inclusion on our 7:00 am flights.
  • “Guaranteed Cargo Delivery” shipments (upon availability)
    • If available, you may purchase “Guaranteed Cargo Delivery”, which guarantees your freight shipment will be sent on a specific flight.
    • Up to 100 lbs., $300 (Jan 1 – Nov 30)
    • Up to 100 lbs., $400 (December)
    • All “Guaranteed Cargo Delivery” shipments MUST be at our facility by 11:30 am for inclusion on our 1:00 pm flights and by 3:30 pm THE DAY PRIOR for inclusion on our 7:00 am flights.

1. Makers Air Contract With You: These terms and conditions, are all the terms of the contract between you (the sender of the shipment) and us. When you tender a shipment to us, you accept our terms for you, and for anyone else who has a legal interest in the shipment. Our terms and conditions also protect anyone with whom we may contract to collect, transport, or deliver your shipment.

2. What “Shipment” Means: A shipment means all allowable contents that travel under one Air Waybill (Shipping Label), not just any single document or item included in a shipment. You certify that the shipment details are complete and accurate.

3. Your Obligations: You warrant that each article in the shipment is properly described on this Air Waybill (Shipping Label) and any accompanying documents, acceptable for transport by us, and properly marked, addressed, and packed to ensure safe transportation with ordinary care in handling. You are responsible for all charges, including postage, and possible surcharges, Customs and duties assessments including fees related to our prepayment of the same, governmental penalties and fines, taxes, and our attorney fees and legal costs, related to this shipment.

4. Prohibited Contents: We do not accept as a shipment anything that is considered a restricted article or hazardous material as defined by the Department of Transportation (DOT), or dangerous goods as defined by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) or the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), or certain other items listed in the Service Guide or International Mail Manual (IMM), such as cash or cash equivalents. If an item is considered hazardous material, we can have these items packaged and labeled for you at an additional cost.

5. Customs: You are responsible for and warrant your compliance with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations, including but not limited to Customs laws; import, export, and re-export laws; and governmental regulations of any country to, from, though, or over which your shipment may be carried. You agree to furnish such information and complete and attach to this Air Waybill (Shipping Label) such documents as are necessary to comply with such laws, rules, and regulations. We assume no liability to you or any other person for any losses or expenses due to your failure to comply with this provision.

6. Authorization to ship: We are not a storage company and do not require a customer’s authorization to prepare items for shipment. Each customer will be assigned a bin for their packages. Packages are prepared for shipment at our discretion based upon whichever occurs first: the customer’s bin reaches max capacity OR they request items for shipment. Once an invoice has been created and emailed to the customer for payment, we will not alter to add or combine other deliveries to the invoice.

7. Late Fees: Any items that are in our hanger after 30 days due to failure to pay applicable shipping costs or incomplete information will be subject to a $5/day late fee. After 90 days if lack of payment and/or information still prevents shipment we reserve the right to discard such parcels. It is the responsibility of the customer to provide timely, accurate and complete information so that packages can be shipped expeditiously.

8. Payment: All shipping invoices must be paid in full prior to shipment – no exceptions.

9. Loss or Damage: We are a freight forwarding company, we are not responsible for any lost or damaged items. We do not inspect items for damage or see if they are complete upon receipt at our hangar.

10. Delayed Shipments: We will make our best effort to deliver your shipment according to our regular delivery schedules. We cannot guarantee any specific date for delivery.

11. Right to Inspect: We have the right to open and inspect all packages before shipment

12. Correct Labels: All shipping labels must include your first and last name and final destination in the Bahamas. Packages received with no name will be returned to the sender.

 

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