I just got a few interesting numbers from Blue Ocean. So far they are the most comprehensive, able to do both car from FL and container from NY.
Car: $1690 if I drive it to the dock in Ft Lauderdale. (Fees and taxes extra)
Container: $6950 from my area of NY 60 miles N of the city. Port fee $50. We can get movers to load it. They say many people first load their stuff onto a U haul or other truck equipped with a ramp and then the container truck, which is 4-5 feet off the ground.The U haul or mover's truck backs into the container on the truck chassis & the load is transferred. Two hours waiting time is included, $75 an hour additional loading time after that.
If we want to buy a 20' container it will be about $2100-$2400 delivered on their truck. (We may have friends to take it from us on the other side for our cost. Buying a container doesn't mean we get to keep it extra time in NY though, unless we pay for a crane, twice, on delivery and on pickup after loading.
We can hire movers on the STX side to move to our place which is easily accessible. I'm thinking 10 grand to get it ALL professionally done without us breaking our 60+ year old backs.