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Mango
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January 23, 2010 9:31 pm  

Could anyone give me advice on moving a pallet-size crate back to the US mainland?
I just have a modest amount of belongings to get back home with.
Thanks in advance,
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Bombi
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January 24, 2010 11:52 am  

I use VI Cargo


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Mango
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January 26, 2010 5:03 pm  

Vi Cargo does not ship TO the US mainland.
Cars yes, anything else no.
Does any one have any other suggestions?


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speee1dy
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January 26, 2010 5:29 pm  

maybe tropical, and are you sure about vi cargo??? i thought they did both ways??


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rks
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January 26, 2010 10:37 pm  

I wish vi cargo shipped both ways but they do not. Tropical is the best solution unless you can ship via air cargo. DHL may be an option.


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PilotLisa
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January 27, 2010 11:28 am  

Try CaribTrans. www.caribtrans.com 719-5272.


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Juanita
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January 27, 2010 6:08 pm  

I've always wondered what VI Cargo does take from STX to FL. Anyone know?? Only thing I can think of is rum. Just wouldn't make sense to dead head, and since they don't service STT, what else could it be, if not rum?


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FL Barrier Islander
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January 27, 2010 6:58 pm  

Try www.sttcargoshipservice.com and phone number 340-776-8660 ext. 103 or cell phone 340-690-6306. Ask for Stuart. I only recently learned about this company and haven't used their services (yet). If you end up using them, let me know how it went.


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Mango
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January 27, 2010 9:06 pm  

Hey Juanita,

VI Cargo is simply a freight forwarder. They have a warehouse in Florida and here. This way we can order stuff and send to their address in Florida and they bring it here for us. Ya know, all of those people that dont ship here, well this is the option - ship it to Florida, and for an additional fee of-course, VI Cargo will ship it here. It may all fit into one container, It may even be shipped by Tropical shipping, on their boats anyway. Thus no deadheading. I dont think VI Cargo has a ship or even containers for that matter, they are a middleman.
I found out that they will manage the shipment of your car back to the US mainland, thats it.

Im still searching for a way to get a pallet of stuff to the mainland.

Perhaps my next post will be things for sale. LOL probably the best option I am finding out: Sell it all.

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January 27, 2010 9:23 pm  

@ Juanita, they don't ship anything. They ship 4 or more TUEs (containers) per week through Tropical Shipping from FL to STX. They pay the standard volume rate for shipping a container, and they charge their customers on a higher per-cubic-foot basis, plus customs clearance etc. The Tropical vessel leaves FL on Wed or Thu, they stop here along their route, usually Sun or Mon, they continue their route and then backtrack to pick up empty containers from the week/s prior, and return to FL. VI Cargo's business model excels because Tropical absolutely STINKS at LTL (less-than-load) shipments (ie, small individual packages) whereas VICargo has the perfect facility and staff for the job.

Tropical DOES accept LTL shipments to the mainland, but it is slow and unreliable. Their main business is moving TEUs around, and they are very efficient at it.


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CAtoSTX
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January 28, 2010 2:39 am  

What about Flemmings?


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popflops
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January 29, 2010 11:49 pm  

I had great luck with Flemings in my move here, although I'm not positive that they move back to the states. Call 778-9160 and ask for Barry or Jennifer. Good luck!

Lisa


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