We will be shipping from the east coast of FL - probably Fort Lauderdale.
We are still pricing the how much .... but so far $1900 for a watertight 20 foot container delivered to us, $1000 overland from St. Petersburg FL to Lauderdale (priced by hour), and now working on which ocean shipper but I suspect that will cost $3-4000. Then from container port to our property will be another $500-$1000 give or take.
You don't need to buy a container BTW but we want it for our STX property for storage.
The CBP website provides little information about how to complete the inventory list. The bill of lading is not the issue. At this point, I think I'm going to have our container loaded by a local moving company here in St. Pete and I'll ask them to manage the inventory list.
The last thing you want to have happen is for CBP or the ocean shipper to pull your stuff out of the container at a port since you're responsible for the repacking.
So, if I may be so bold, where are you shipping from, thru whom and how much? We have to do it shortly, and were going to get a few people in on the 20 footer.