Customs Brokerage

The Duke of Topsail out of West Palm Beach makes weekly stops into Marsh Harbour

The Duke of Topsail out of West Palm Beach, Florida, makes weekly stops into Marsh Harbour

Because the majority of goods are imported into the Bahamas, there are a number of complications and logistics that can arise when trying to ship to or from Abaco, including paperwork, restrictions, regulations, tariffs, and duty charges. This is why having access to a licensed agent on site will ensure that all of the i’s are dotted and t’s are crossed – in other words, Frederick’s agents know what they’re doing and are efficient in doing it, ensuring that your shipment will face minimal delays in getting to its final destination!  We provide peace of mind and comfort, knowing that your goods will be transferred through Customs in as smooth a manner as possible.

Do not hesitate to ask us any questions or share your concerns pertaining to the shipment of your goods – we are here to listen and ensure your goods are delivered according to your standards. If  shipping to the outer cays, we will arrange to meet with Customs on your behalf on any cay or destination in Abaco for local clearance, while shipments on mainland Abaco will be transported through Albury’s Trucking to any required destination.

Frederick’s Agency offers a variety of services for importing and exporting goods in Abaco. Regardless of the goods, our staff is prepared to ensure an expedited service through Customs. Albury’s Trucking is able to pick up or deliver your shipment, to or from any destination throughout Abaco, by land or by sea. Below is a partial list of the services we provide, if you need additional services, please contact our office for more information.

  • Air Import and Export
  • Sea Import and Export
  • Sea-to-Air / Air-to-Sea Programs
  • Worldwide destinations available
  • Freight forwarding through any port/destination in Abaco – including the cays
  • Personal contact available on all outer cays.
  • Local deliveries available to any port/destination in Abaco (see below).
  • AA licensed and bonded by Bahamas Government.
  • Duty rates calculated and all proper bonds and permits obtained.
  • Completion or review of all customs forms and paperwork to ensure successful and timely delivery.

Take a look at our Information page for important links to key Government of Bahamas Customs pages in order to find out specifics on what you need to know regarding importing and exporting into the Bahamas. We are also more than willing to assist you with any questions you may have directly. Inquire today!

For your convenience, please download this Export Information form:

Download Export Info Form

In 2015, the Bahamas implemented the VAT system, currently 7.5% VAT is added to the Landed Cost of all items imported.

Delivery Service

Albury's Trucking
Delivery throughout Abaco is not a problem with Frederick’s. Having acquired Albury’s Trucking in 1997, Frederick’s Agency has almost 20 years of experience delivering shipments throughout Abaco. Our track record of ensuring deliveries are made on time and in the expected condition is a testimony to the professionalism for which we pride ourselves.

Our fleet includes numerous sizes of flatbeds capable of hauling 20′ and 40′ sea containers as well as trucks with their own forklifts (“Piggy Back” rigs).
We also provide ship loading and offloading, stevedoring services, and freight disposal for ships at Marsh Harbour Port.
Aircraft loading/offloading is available as well.

To inquire about deliveries, speak with your customs agent or call us at 242.367.2976 (VHF Channel 16 is monitored as well).

Remember our delivery motto: “You call it, we haul it!