BOOK AID (AUSTRALIA)
CLC in Port Moresby have requested
books for their bookshop. We have been quoted over $7000 for one pallet. Anyone with PNG connections know ways this may be avoided
An initial shipment is expected
to be delivered very soon
We have seen significant delays with both overseas and domestic deliveries..
We hope to introduce tracking and E Parcel facilities shortly.
Some mail is being delivered promptly deliveries that took 2 - 3 days taking over 7 working days and this includes local deliveries.
Quoted rates are 6 - 12 days for overeas mail but parcels even to New Zealand are taking over 4 weeks.
We use the Australian Booksellers Association contract rates for bulk shipping which unfortunately does not offer tracking.
DROP OFF POINT
If anyone can offer storage facilities to drop off books in the Melbourne area that would be appreciated. It is anticipated there would be regular collections and shipments to Sydney.
CURRENT REQUESTS FOR LITERATURE
As well as PNG we are looking to supply a number of other requests.
Vanuatu - Bookshop Request
Myanmar - approx 100 cartons (25 kg) sent in conjunction with volunteers from the Bible Society