Bulk Air Mail service is your best option when you need to post large quantities of mail to overseas destinations. Our attractive rates substantially reduce your postage costs while our efficient service ensures prompt delivery.

The service is available if you need to post at least 7 kg for each mail bag in the same posting. You will be required to pre-sort your mail by destination or Office of Exchange, if any.

You can select a free value-added tracking service for the mail bags. This “Mail Bag Tracking Service” provides two tracking information including “date of posting” and “date of departure” on bag level. Senders can check the tracking information on EC-Ship online portal upon acceptance. This “Mail Bag Tracing Service” does not provide service features of registered mail including mail tracing enquiry, signature and compensation.

The Bulk Air Mail service will be temporarily suspended with effect from 7 December 2018 until further notice. Any inconvenience caused is much regretted.

For any enquiries, please feel free to contact your respective account manager or call our enquiry hotline at 2921 2222.

Service FeaturesOpen/collapse

The service comes with the following terms:

Delivery Standard


Destination Group 1 - Presorting by format is not required
Zone Average weight per item Charge
HK$ / kg
Taiwan 100 g or below 86
Over 100 g 74

Zone 1

Asian destinations (except Mainland China, Taiwan and Japan)
100 g or below 109
Over 100 g 93

Zone 2

Oceania destinations, European destinations
(except Eastern European destinations) and North American destinations
(except destinations in group 2)
100 g or below 129
Over 100 g 107

Zone 3

Eastern European destinations, Finland and Iceland
(except destinations in group 2)
100 g or below 136
Over 100 g 110

Zone 4

Southern American destinations, African destinations and others
100 g or below 145
Over 100 g 124
Destination Group 2 - Presorting by format is required.
Packet (E) should be sorted into bags separated from bags containing Small Letter (P) and Large Letter (G).
Zone Average weight per item Charge
HK$ / kg
Mainland China 100 g or below 75
Over 100 g 74

Zone 5

Australia, Canada, France, United Kingdom, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand Islands Territories, New Zealand, Spain, Switzerland, United States, Virgin Islands (U.S.A.)
100 g or below 146
Over 100 g 125

Zone 6

Denmark, Hungary, Norway, Russia, Sweden
100 g or below 150
Over 100 g 128

* Zonal classification may be subject to change.
** No service to Macao

The postage rates listed above cannot be applied to if the following conditions are met. The postage rates of bulk posting of lightweight mail items (air) should then be applied.

  1. Bulk posting of lightweight airmail items not exceeding 50 g sent to Croatia, Egypt, France, Germany, United Kingdom, India, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Philippines, Russia, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates or Viet Nam; AND
  2. Posting of 1,500 items or more per day, or 5,000 items or more over a 2-week period to addressees in the same destination by a single mailer.

How to use the serviceOpen/collapse

1. Apply to the Postmaster General (Hong Kong Post Headquarters, 2 Connaught Place, Hong Kong) for the permit mail service beforehand.
2. Prepare the bulk posting statement on the “EC-Ship” on-line portal (ec-ship.hongkongpost.hk).
3. Collect postal stationery, i.e. mail bags and bag labels from the bulk acceptance offices to prepare mail for posting. Prior to selecting the free value-added “Mail Bag Tracking Service”, senders should affix a 9 digit barcode label, which is available at bulk acceptance offices, onto the mail bag label (Pos 4N13) properly and input the barcode numbers into the EC-Ship Bulk Posting Statement. Alternatively, senders can generate mail bag label (Pos 4N13), which include the 9 digit barcode, via EC-ship on-line portal.
4. Post your mail at a designated bulk acceptance office.
5. Make payment either through a Hongkong Post deposit account or in cash, EPS or cheques (by prior arrangement with the Director (Finance)) at the time of posting.
6. A transaction summary receipt will be given to you after posting.

Weight LimitsOpen/collapse

Each bag 30 kg (20 kg for United Kingdom and Switzerland)
Each item 2 kg

Where to post the itemsOpen/collapse

Hong Kong Island


New Territories

Please click here to see the bulk posting acceptance hours.

Frequently Asked QuestionsOpen/collapse

  1. Which zone does the destination belong to?
  2. Can I pay the fee to exempt from items sortation?
  3. If the destination request to segregate mail in according to different format, can I just mix all mail format when prepare posting?