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Anyone interested in sharing a shipping container from PA/NJ to STX?

 
RevFD
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I'm looking to split the cost of shipping a 20 or 40 ft container to STX. I only need 10ft primarily for furniture.

Timeframe: mid-late April.

Shipping cost: $5,450 total ($2,725 to share) for a 20' container (Blue Ocean quote)

(Alt if someone already has a container booked going down with extra room to let and you are in the NE corridor between DC and NY).

Private message me if interested

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Topic starter Posted : March 20, 2018 11:18 pm
stjohnjulie
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That quote seems high? Did you get a quote from Crowley by any chance?

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Posted : March 22, 2018 6:24 am
RevFD
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The Blue Ocean quote is for shipping from my house in Philadelphia (2hrs load time included) to STX port.

Crowley does not offer "ship from home" nor can I go to their warehouse in Pennsauken, NJ to load my own 20" container. They do offer freight forward services like VI Cargo and others, but I won't have my own container.

If I obtain, load, and deliver to them my own 20' container the cost of ocean shipping from Pensauken, NJ to STX ($5,300), or from Ft. Lauderdale to STX ($4,400).

So Blue Ocean with door to port service is the cheaper option.

A friend on island used Blue Ocean to ship from his house in NJ to STX last year and paid north of $5,000).

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Topic starter Posted : March 22, 2018 7:00 pm
stjohnjulie
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Oh, I see! I had a 40 foot container go from Nicaragua to STJ recently for $3,900 with Crowley.

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Posted : March 23, 2018 6:28 am
Ken
 Ken
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A little too early for us - just bought our lot in January and have a lot to think about prior to construction: We live in the Allentown, PA area so would like to stay in touch - are you building or buying something existing?

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Posted : March 25, 2018 6:04 pm
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