shipping back to mainland
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,
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.
@ 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.