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BB207X
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July 18, 2015 12:22 pm  

Hey everyone,

I may be making a big move to the states, maybe Nevada or Kansas. I do plan on shipping my car up, but what to most people do when it comes to sending up personal belongings? I've read that I can't put anything in the trunk of my vehicle.

I know regular snail mail is an option, but has anyone tried to send up a pallet on Tropical or Crowley? What about having that pallet delivered from port to door?

Just comparing options.

I've lived in the USVI all my life and this is a big step!


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islandtyme
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July 18, 2015 12:50 pm  

Call VI Cargo, they can handle your car & personal items. We used them to move to STX & they were awesome! Not sure about port to door = KS or NV. But STX to Miami no worries.
340-514-2397
FYI - Kansas is COLD in the winter!!!!!
Good Luck on your move 🙂


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Stxer1
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July 18, 2015 1:10 pm  

I thought VI Cargo does not take any shipments to the states. Just from the States to STX. ???


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speee1dy
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July 18, 2015 4:04 pm  

Check brandon trasfer


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stxisbest
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July 18, 2015 9:25 pm  

Paradise Freight started an off island shipping a little while back. Not sure if they are still doing it. Good luck


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CruzanIron
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July 18, 2015 10:20 pm  

Hey everyone,

I may be making a big move to the states, maybe Nevada or Kansas. I do plan on shipping my car up, but what to most people do when it comes to sending up personal belongings? I've read that I can't put anything in the trunk of my vehicle.

I know regular snail mail is an option, but has anyone tried to send up a pallet on Tropical or Crowley? What about having that pallet delivered from port to door?

Just comparing options.

I've lived in the USVI all my life and this is a big step!

Are you on STX or STT?


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gonetropo
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July 18, 2015 10:42 pm  

Moved back in January and everything went extremely smoothly.

We shipped all of our books/CD/DVD's via USPS Media rate. Did all the shipment online and just dropped off the boxes (18 of them) at the Post Office in Richmond. It can take 6-8 weeks to get to the destination as they don't ship until they have a full container.

We then packed about 17 boxes with 'stuff' and shipped them USPS Priority Mail.
Took 3 days to get there and all was good.

Most of our clothes went in suitcases a bit at a time when we travelled to the new place. We each get 3 bags free so it was advantageous to do it that way. We also filled up some coolers with china and things and checked them as baggage too.

We then boxed up everything else (44 boxes) and shipped them using Fleming Transport.
They came and picked it all up, palletized it, shipped it sea to Miami and then carrier to where we are. They delivered it to our door and nothing was damaged.
We sold our houses furnished so it was all personal items, tools, artwork, etc.

Sold our car with the house nad leased a new one when we got to the new location.
Really easy!.


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STXBob
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July 19, 2015 12:24 am  

BB207X: Consider selling your car in the VI, and not shipping it to the states. Your car is worth more in the VI than in the states. Your car gained value when it shipped here (and you already paid for that value), and you'd be paying to lose that value by shipping it back.


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jostvandog
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July 19, 2015 10:23 am  

Try O'Neale's Transport (Crowley) they can come pack up your house here and ship goods and car. 340 778-1111.


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BB207X
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July 21, 2015 12:18 am  

Thanks for the replies, keep em' coming!


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BB207X
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July 21, 2015 12:18 am  

STT


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BB207X
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July 21, 2015 12:30 am  

BB207X: Consider selling your car in the VI, and not shipping it to the states. Your car is worth more in the VI than in the states. Your car gained value when it shipped here (and you already paid for that value), and you'd be paying to lose that value by shipping it back.

I bought my car used, a couple years ago (on island) when it was valued at over 25k. Paid less than half that. KBB fair condition currently puts me at 14k to a private party. It was bought brand new on-island.

I personally know how hard it is to sell decent cars down here, considering when most people looking to spend over 14k bring something down from the states.

I'd prefer to just run it into the ground, especially since I got it for a steal. *-)


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SkysTheLimit
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July 21, 2015 12:23 pm  

When people move off island the cars they sell can be deeply discounted. I purchased a truck valued at $18,000 for $10,000.

On the other hand, low value beaters sell for more than they should because of demand for "cheap" cars. Beware though. Friend just bought an inexpensive vehicle. First the AC went, now one of the differential gears seems messed up..........

Timing is everything!


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jestelles
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August 1, 2015 7:24 pm  

Hello,

I read your comment below and believe we can help.

We offer shipping from the VI to U.S. Mainland.

Feel free to visit our website, www.ShipBlueOcean.com and/or feel free to email us your request; service@shipblueocean.com

Thank you,

Blue Ocean Transport
1-888-428-2735


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CruzanIron
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August 1, 2015 7:34 pm  

Who is your agent on STX?


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islandnewbie
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December 24, 2015 11:30 pm  

Need to ship a 20 ft FCL container from STX to the mainland. Just household goods and we plan to meet the container in Florida. We need to have someone palletize and load for us. Any recommendations? We've checked with Tropical and they don't pick up, load or palletize. Thanks. 😎


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Rowdy802
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December 25, 2015 12:10 am  

Try Flemings' Transport

340-778-9160


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janeinstx
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December 25, 2015 12:30 pm  

brandon transfer


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islandnewbie
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December 25, 2015 6:54 pm  

Would you mind telling me what state you shipped to and how much it cost? Thanks.


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stxsailor
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December 28, 2015 12:05 pm  

Try O'Neale's Transport (Crowley) 340 778 1111


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