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LiquidFluoride
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March 20, 2013 1:51 pm  

My searches on this forum cam up blank,

Has any one used a frieght forwarding company for the USVI? google says their are a few out there, anyone know a good one?


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terry
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March 20, 2013 2:00 pm  

which island?
If on STX, I have had Flemming "bring" the my crates down. If you have a freight company "send" a crate down and it gets miss-routed, nobody but you is looking for it.
If you have someone "bring " it down, they are looking for it to get there.
Had a crate get dropped off in STT by mistake??? Flemming was looking for it to arrive and found it and had it sent over.
IMHO


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LiquidFluoride
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March 20, 2013 2:18 pm  

STX

I'm looking at buying a motorcycle & having it shipped to me & it seems like a freight forwarding company would be the best option.

I'll check out flemmings 🙂 thanks

I found this for their site: http://www.managedfreight.com/ but its not there anymore, it looks like Lee Fleming works for Hovensa now?

or was it Fleming Logistic Inc ?

or http://www.flemingfastfreight.ca/index.php ? (this seems to be a canadian company)

so many flemings!


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March 20, 2013 2:41 pm  

Check out VI Cargo.. They are online with a helpful web page . I've used them many times with no problems. They ship from Medley Fl . Good Luck!


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March 20, 2013 3:01 pm  

Check out VI Cargo.. They are online with a helpful web page . I've used them many times with no problems. They ship from Medley Fl . Good Luck!

Do they ship to STT or just STX?
Thanks.


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LiquidFluoride
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March 20, 2013 3:18 pm  

Do they ship to STT or just STX?
Thanks.

Looks like just St Croix, but there is a barge between here and there for goods I hear (though at additional cost.)

http://www.vicargo.com/ is their website & they work out of the docks (Castle Coakley ) near hovensa.


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March 20, 2013 3:57 pm  

On STX, I use VI Cargo a lot http://vicargo.com/ . They can handle big and small stuff. You get your goods to Medley, FL (Miami), and they forward it to STX in their container. They're also a good way to get things here from merchants who won't ship here (which is most merchants) and you can't find another merchant who will ship here.


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March 20, 2013 4:03 pm  

I've used VI Cargo, and O'Neals (they are the brokers for Crowley) and the experience was good... with Flemings it was horrible... It wasn't just getting the goods, but the customer service sucked.. But hey, that was my experience...


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March 20, 2013 7:26 pm  

I used VI Cargo to ship my Harley to STX. They are very helpful and nothing was damaged.Also shipped a overseas shipping crate from their FL location and all arrived fine and not to bad pricing.


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March 20, 2013 7:56 pm  

I've had two bikes shipped down through VI-Cargo. Both bikes were fully crated at point of origin.

From Medley FL, you can figure at $450-500 + road tax + customs. They handle everything but registration/plates. Do that yourself after you pick it up - once you have your on-island insurance of course (Vanguard next to Cost-u-less is same as Guardian but better reps).

I just pull up with my truck and a screw gun, uncrate the bike, and throw the crate in the truck. Pour in some gas, and ride off into the potholes (oh, I mean sunset). 😎


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LiquidFluoride
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March 20, 2013 9:02 pm  

They quoted me at 226 for the freight, road tax is what, .16 cents per lb? so there's 40 bucks.. customs doesnt cost anything does it? didn't seem to when I brought my truck down.

only issue I have is that it's an electric bike, maybe I can get the dealer to charge it before it's shipped.


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March 20, 2013 11:49 pm  

...... customs doesn't cost anything does it? didn't seem to when I brought my truck down...

Vehicles made in the USA do not pay... and I mean manufactured in the USA... as you may know, the vehicle could be American but manufactured in Canada ... Most trucks produced by GM, Ford, and RAM (Chrysler) are USA production... hence, no pay at customs...

If my memory serves me well, I think I paid .25 x net vehicle weight for the road tax...

It would be good to make sure you do not run out of charge.. or they will make you pay a fee for moving the bike around... and hope they don't leave the switch in the on position...


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March 21, 2013 12:41 pm  

...... customs doesn't cost anything does it? didn't seem to when I brought my truck down...

Vehicles made in the USA do not pay... and I mean manufactured in the USA... as you may know, the vehicle could be American but manufactured in Canada ... Most trucks produced by GM, Ford, and RAM (Chrysler) are USA production... hence, no pay at customs...

If my memory serves me well, I think I paid .25 x net vehicle weight for the road tax...

It would be good to make sure you do not run out of charge.. or they will make you pay a fee for moving the bike around... and hope they don't leave the switch in the on position...

well it's comming in the box that it ships from the factory in, so to them it will just be a cargo box, I'll open it up and (hopefully) drive it home when it gets here. So hopefully that covers me on the fee thing.

Take the Bill of Lading to the Internal Revenue Office, and pay the 16 cents per pound road tax. This fee is accessed when you bring a car into the territory. Your title may have the weight on it; if it does that is what they will use.

https://www.vimovingcenter.com/car/

I paid .16c and my truck weighs 6,500lbs but the title only said 5,000 so that's what they went by 😀


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March 21, 2013 2:28 pm  

Flemming, 340-778-9160
Ask for Barry.

Whoever you use, be careful of what you sign by who picks it up.
I shipped one item that was supposed to go to FL and then be shipped from there by Flemming to STX. When I signed the papers in AZ, I didn't pay attentsion and that company "shipped it all the way to STX and charged me $500 more that Flemming would have.
When I contacted them they said tough sh*t, you signed the papers.


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LiquidFluoride
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March 21, 2013 6:33 pm  

VI cargo said you just have hte item dropped off at their FL address (addressed to me) and it arives here then I pay for it.

Sounds pretty smooth to me, nothing to sign, they get my goods here or I don't pay.. sounds exactly how the business should be run


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March 21, 2013 7:56 pm  

People often order on-line and have things shipped directly to VI cargo in Florida. You don't have to do anything but pick it up at their STX warehouse and pay the freight.


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March 21, 2013 8:21 pm  

With VI Cargo, watch out for your order going to them in multiple shipments, because they'll treat each one separately and it costs more because they charge a minimum per shipment of $10 or so. I once ordered a few things from Amazon and they shipped it from several locations, and I paid extra. Another time, I ordered 3000 promo keychains, and the vendor sent 2900 one week, and 100 the next week, so VI Cargo charged me double. They even charged the full insurance amount on both boxes, as if each box had 3000 units. I still love VI Cargo though.


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LiquidFluoride
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March 21, 2013 8:32 pm  

People often order on-line and have things shipped directly to VI cargo in Florida. You don't have to do anything but pick it up at their STX warehouse and pay the freight.

this is what I was planning on doing, the dealer is going to drive the boxed up bike there and I'll pick it up here; seems like a very good system.


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