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Container Shipping Cost

jsc173
February 28, 2014 04:33PM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 13

Hi -- potential newbie here.

Who has recently had a 40 foot container shipped to St Croix from the US (Charleston, Jacksonville, Ft Lauderdale, Miami)?

What was the cost?

Thanks.

Re: Container Shipping Cost

gonetropo
February 28, 2014 05:09PM

Registered: 7 years ago
Posts: 427

You can contact Crowley at this link and get a quote. [www.crowley.com]


I would contact a few of the shippers for a quote. I would think that it should be about $6000-$8000 for a 40' from JAX.
We shipped a 40' from Detroit to the Grenadines in 2006 for $3000 using a Toronto based shipper but those days are over!

Re: Container Shipping Cost

DixieChick
March 01, 2014 06:48AM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 1,495

It's 4,000 to ship a 20 ft from stx to Wilmington nc

Approximate 2,000 of that is over land.

A 40 foot is huge. We are getting alot in the
20 ft.

Re: Container Shipping Cost

mtdoramike
March 01, 2014 08:55AM

Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 924

WOW, that is the size of a tractor trailer, what in the world are you planning on shipping, a whole house???

Re: Container Shipping Cost

jsc173
March 01, 2014 09:53AM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 13

Have used containers in the past to ship internationally -- two cars plus household goods fills one up fairly quickly. Not sure if a 40 footer will be necessary. Not sure if two cars are necessary. happy

Re: Container Shipping Cost

JulieKay
March 01, 2014 09:56AM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 1,341

Wouldn't it be cheaper to ship the cars separately to the VI?

I don't know; I'm just asking if someone else knows.

Re: Container Shipping Cost

loucypher
March 01, 2014 10:22AM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 275

Quote
jsc173
Have used containers in the past to ship internationally -- two cars plus household goods fills one up fairly quickly. Not sure if a 40 footer will be necessary. Not sure if two cars are necessary. happy

How do you plan putting 2 cars in anything less than a 40?

Re: Container Shipping Cost

jsc173
March 01, 2014 11:03AM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 13

Would only bring one.

Re: Container Shipping Cost

DixieChick
March 01, 2014 02:27PM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 1,495

How many rooms are u shipping?
We are shipping alot back. Furniture and tons
Of boxes and 20 foot is plenty big.
You want it packed tightly so things do not
Shift around

Re: Container Shipping Cost

jsc173
March 02, 2014 11:31PM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 13

Thanks for all the info.

We still have to decide whether to bring one or two cars plus how much "stuff." At one point a few years ago we had two 40-footers full of stuff and have been downsizing the past couple of years as the kids are grown and out of the house. Still don't know when it's going to happen. The later it happens the less stuff we'll have. I hope to get it down to enough for a small house (2-3 BR).

Re: Container Shipping Cost

mtdoramike
March 04, 2014 09:39AM

Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 924

You have to realize that in the islands less is more. You might have wanted a huge house in the states, but in the islands people live in smaller houses because they realize that other than sleeping, most of their time is spent outdoors.

Re: Container Shipping Cost

jsc173
March 04, 2014 12:34PM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 13

Too true. We live on an island now (Hilton Head) and in a house half the size we used to live in four years ago. We're ready to live in a house half this size.

It isn't just about economics; it's about a simpler existence.

My wife and I both grew up in a tropical area -- me, in Ft Lauderdale in the 50's and 60's (before it was "developed"wink and my wife, in Jamaica in the 60's and 70's, so we understand the life very well and can't wait to get back.

Re: Container Shipping Cost

JasonKnaub37
March 05, 2014 01:17PM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 14

$5600.00 from Houston, TX
Was loaded on 3/4/2014
Hope that helps

Re: Container Shipping Cost

DixieChick
March 05, 2014 07:15PM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 1,495

Ours will be about 4,000 delivered to nc

Also found out it has to have an open water
Inspection if u own it. Another hassle.

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