Sample Assorted Tranship Coral Boxes
This page featured Indonesia & Fiji corals which are currently unavailable, so the sample boxes that were listed here have been removed. Thank you for your understanding!
Here are a few samples of low-cost, assorted tranship coral boxes to give you an idea how the tranship thing works. You have a box charge per box, plus the contents you choose. The inbound landing charges per box are the various costs involved in getting a box here from the other side of the planet. There is international freight (about $7 per kilo - most coral boxes are 25-30k), an origin (exporter) box and packing charge (most $20, some $25, Aussie $30!), a CITES fee per coral (often $2 per colony or piece). Then upon arrival to LAX, clearance through Fish & Wildlife (U.S. F.& W. is $500 per shipment) and Customs (bonded broker); plus the acclimation, repack, and re-ox with all new water, ox, and bags. There is a lot involved, we do it all, you need no permits, and we bundle it into one easily understandable price. Most coral boxes are $375, some $350, some $400.

Coral boxes are heavier than fish boxes (more int'l freight weight) and have the per coral CITES charge so they are more expensive than fish boxes, which are usually about $300 versus the $375 of most coral sources. The fish work the same way though. It just depends on what you put in the box. The exporter follows your list at the origin source when packing your box. You can pick twenty $5 corals to fill the box; or, you can pick twenty $50 corals and have a thousand in contents, plus the per box inbound landing costs. As a rough estimate figure at $375 per box with 20+ corals, it is under $20 per coral for freight and landing costs from the origin source, to and through (F.O.B. - freight on board) LAX.

Remember that you will pay the domestic shipping (LAX to you) to the airline when you pick up. This is usually less than $100 for one box, under $150 for two, which partly depends on where you are. Some secondary market destinations are higher (especially if Delta "DASH only" cargo service).

Here are some sample assorted boxes from various sources showing some of the different price ranges for boxes of corals straight from the source. We also have higher ones if these are not enough for you. Australia, Taiwan Fancy Zoas, rare premium Acroporas, etc.  

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