Container Shipping Dates

ACCTS ships containers to Zambia in the Spring and the Fall. Occasionally, we ship containers to other locations as needed – typically to provide relief in response to a significant disaster.

The normal times to receive boxes at the MSC Canada warehouse in Markham is during the three weeks after Easter and after Thanksgiving. During these times, ACCTS volunteers will be available to help unload your boxes and goods. For your convenience, boxes can also be dropped off throughout the year at MSC Canada anytime during their business hours. Please be prepared to unload by yourself in such cases, although the office staff may be able to assist you.

Containers are loaded and shipped from 2 locations in Canada – Portage la Prairie, Manitoba and Markham, Ontario.

Suggested donation per standard ACCTS small box to cover the cost of shipping the box to Africa – $35 at Portage, $30 at Markham.

ACCTS Map

For Goods Located Container Location Receiving Dates (2017) Receiving Times
East of the Ontario-Manitoba border,
or east of the Mississippi
MSC Canada warehouse
101 Amber Street, Unit 16 (at rear)
Markham, Ontario L3R 3B2
Phone: 905.947.0468
April 18th – May 4th.

October 10th – 27th.

9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(3:30 p.m. on Fridays)
West of the Ontario-Manitoba border,
or west of the Mississippi
ACCTS (Portage)
c/o Jeffries Nurseries
TransCanada Hwy East
Portage la Prairie, Manitoba R1N 3B7
Last two weeks of September Anytime during the day
ERB Trucking deliveries
Do not use before Easter!
MSC Canada warehouse
101 Amber Street, Unit 16 (at rear)
Markham, Ontario L3R 3B2
Phone: 905.947.0468
April 18th – May 4th.

October 10th – 27th.

9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(3:30 p.m. on Fridays)

Who to Contact for Help

ACCTS East
(MSC Canada Warehouse)
Gerrit VanEssen
Phone: 705.877.8691
Cell: 705.930.4377
E-mail: gerrit@msccanada.org
ACCTS West
(Portage-la-Prairie)
Dennis Walker
Phone: 204.857.7794
Cell: 204.856.6916
e-mail: denjoy@outlook.com