Moving off island: packing companies? Shippers?
So, my time on island has unfortunately come to an end. I now need to look at routes for moving off-island. I talked with Tropical, and they've informed me that my products will have to be all boxed and ready for shipping... I don't actually have the ability to properly pack a number of items of mine. So, they said look in the yellow pages for packaging companies ... uh, who uses Yellow pages still? Sadly, I do not have a phone book.
Cause of that, I come to here for some leads. Any suggestions on who to call (other than the Ghostbusters)? I need to ship my household items, and preferably my vehicles: 2006 Jeep Wrangler X and 2006 Suzuki DR-Z400.
The bike has to be crated. And I have a 55" (1.5" depth) TV, vacuum, glass shelving, and other longer than average items that need to be boxed up.
Searching for boxing or packaging didn't help so well. I found mention of Sea Star Line; so I emailed them. But that's I'm unsure if they handle the boxing of personal items, too.
Sweet. Didn't even know about that site. Lots of options. Thanks. You (or anybody else) have any personal recommendations? Ha. First link I tried: http://www.boblynchmovers.com/ .. .they seem to be having website issues. (I'm a web developer; I tend to judge these things)
I don't have any personal recommendations for movers, other than call directly, and don't bother with email or voicemail.
We used Brandon Transfer and had a very satisfactory experience. They provided boxes and they crated our items.. Brandon Transfer 40 Castle Coakley 340-778-6660. We did not ship any vehicles, only household furniture & other items. VI Cargo was used by some other friends of mine to ship vehicles from STX to the U.S.
Jumbie -Now in Ohio.
If on STX, try Barry at Flemming.
Flemings gets high marks. Brandon used to be the best but very recently the son of the "owner" has taken over, fired everyone of quality, and made a wreck of the business. Sad.
Oh right, forgot to mention this is on STT. Been using St. Thomas everywhere, but totally forgot here. Oops.
I have some friends who moved to STX last year and they were able to ship goods in their vehicles through International Logistics out of STT. You may give them a try.
My experience with Flemings was HORRIBLE! To make it worse, 4 other co-workers here also had trouble with them. The price was also on the high side of the scale.
FYI... We all relocated from STX to Texas...