Large Cargo Shipping via Ocean Freight

Our ocean shipping service is ideal for large cargo and over-sized packages. With weekly sailings from Miami, our ocean freight service is a cost-effective choice for large purchases. Service includes shipping insurance and Customs clearance to give you peace of mind. We can consolidate multiple packages together to save you money on shipping. Whether you need to ship a few items or a full container load, our ocean freight service is for you.

Ocean Cargo Shipping Rates

Ocean cargo shipping rates apply to the combined dimensional weight of all your packages that ship together in a consolidated shipment.
Shipping Rates are inclusive of freight, import documentation, and Customs clearance service.

Up to 15 cu.ft. Each additional cu.ft. up to 70 cu.ft. Each additional cu.ft. over 70 cu.ft.
CI $98.00 flat rate CI $3.35 CI $3.05

The dimensional weight in cubic feet is calculated as follows: LxWxH/1728.

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Shipping rates do not include Customs duty, Port Authority fee, Freight Insurance.
For full container loads or vehicles, please contact us for a quote.
Typical delivery to the Cayman Islands: 10-21 business days after receipt in Miami Fl.

All Rates subject to change without notice. Delivery times not guaranteed. Rates in KYD.

How to use the Ocean Shipping service?

If you already have an e-box (formerly Shop & Ship) shipping account, you will use the same CBY# assigned to you for Ocean Shipping. If you have not previously registered with us, please click here to create an e-box account.

Place your orders with your vendor using the shipping address provided below.

Once the vendor has notified you that your order has shipped and has provided you with a tracking number, you should pre-alert us that your order is on its way and upload the invoice which is required for Customs clearance. To do this, please click on the “Ocean Ship Pre-Alert” button at the top of this section. You will need to log in to a gmail account to use this form to upload an invoice. If you do not have a gmail account, please create one to use this form. Doing so does not change your default email address with Mail Boxes Etc.

If you are unable to use the Ocean Pre-alert form to expedite your shipping, you may manually pre-alert your orders by email to oceanship@mbe.ky. You must include the mandatory tracking number and the invoice. Only one invoice per email please

A Mail Boxes Etc. associate will notify you to confirm that we have received your goods in Miami. If you do not receive this notification when expected, please contact us.

IMPORTANT: Be mindful that the address in Miami for e-box air shipping is different than the address for ocean shipping.

Ocean Cargo Pre-Alert & Invoice Upload

This form requires the order Tracking Number. Submit this form once the vendor has notified you that your order has shipped and has provided you with a tracking number.

  • This is provided to you by your vendor once the order has shipped (e.g. FedEx, UPS, Amazon Ship, etc.)
  • Enter the purchase price including shipping cost to Miami, but excluding tax.
  • Drop files here or
    Before you upload the invoice, please read the guide at the bottom of this form regarding valid invoices for Customs. The invoice uploaded here must correspond to the tracking number that you entered above. You will have the option to enter additional invoices for other orders after submitting this form. Accepted file types are pdf, jpg, png.

Customs Appointment of Agent Form

It is a mandatory requirement of the Cayman Islands Customs Department that all persons and companies importing goods into the Cayman Islands must submit to their clearance agent an Appointment of Agent form and a current photo ID. This will ensure that Mail Boxes Etc. can clear goods on your behalf. This only has to be done once, before your first order arrives in Miami.

You may obtain the form in any of the following ways:

– By clicking the link below to download the form
– By email request to oceanship@mbe.ky
– In person at Mail Boxes Etc.

To submit the form and photo ID via email, please send it to oceanship@mbe.ky.
Customs Appointment of Agent Form

Acceptable invoice for Customs

Commercial Invoice Checklist:

To be accepted by Customs authorities, a Commercial Invoice must:

1. Be legible. Low resolution images will not be accepted.

2. Indicate Vendor name, Consignee/Customer name, Itemized description of goods, Itemized purchase price, shipping fee (if any), total paid, order number and order date.

3. Correspond exactly to the contents of the package. If a vendor has short-shipped or split your order into multiple boxes, they will usually send you a revised invoice or correspondence. If necessary, you may include with your invoice any additional information pertaining to your order for Customs officials to review.

If you require assistance with your commercial invoice, please contact us and it will be our pleasure to assist you.

Ocean shipping address

Your name CBY#
c/o Mail Boxes Etc./GCM
8001 NW 79th Ave.
Miami, FL, 33166
(Miami or Doral are accepted)
Failure by the vendor to include the CBY# in the address may cause delays with your shipment.

Need help?

Email us at oceanship@mbe.ky
Call us on 745-1400