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June 23, 2019 6:03 pm  

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June 24, 2019 6:28 am  

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June 24, 2019 7:31 pm  

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. 


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singlefin
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June 24, 2019 11:09 pm  

A 20’ container isn’t usually moved with a crane, unless the area it’s going into is otherwise inaccessible. They are usually slid on and off a flatbed truck, to ground level, similar to those used for transporting automobiles. That’s how mine was moved, both off my property in the states and on STX.

I also drove my own vehicle to Ft. Lauderdale. Then Uber to Miami hotel for two nights before flying to STX. One thing about your vehicle, it must be empty. Years ago you could fill it with household goods when it shipped, but not anymore.

I used Blue Ocean myself for my move. They were good to work with.


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June 24, 2019 11:43 pm  
Posted by: Fishbait

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) 

 

Did your  quote include inspection/registration/tags for the car on STX?


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singlefin
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June 25, 2019 9:46 am  

When I went through Blue Ocean, they put me in contact with Ferrol Trucking down at the port. For a minor fee they took care of all that.


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June 26, 2019 10:37 am  
Posted by: singlefin

When I went through Blue Ocean, they put me in contact with Ferrol Trucking down at the port. For a minor fee they took care of all that.

NO that would cost a bit extra but Blue Ocean also told me to use Ferrol for that.  The quote did include handling all the paperwork for the container except for the EIN number which I do online. 

One problem is that we will be there 3 weeks after our stuff gets there. We're working on having friends let the movers in & pick up the car. 


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July 2, 2019 5:25 am  

Not direct answer for OP, but have used Blue Ocean twice to ship from mainland to STT.  40 foot container about $10K door to door.  Only about $1K less for a 20 foot container, so no real savings trying to use a smaller 20 footer.   They were excellent to deal with on both occasions and very responsive.


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Fishbait
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July 3, 2019 12:43 pm  

We just booked East Coast Shipping. They were very knowledgeable and one of only two companies that responded promptly and professionally. Their price included delivery to the residence on the STX side and $5000 of the declared value "free" marine insurance for a competitive price. 


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