Vehicle Shipping info
Just wanted to post some recent pricing for shipping a vehicle from US Conintental to STT.
They changed their pricing scheme May, 2005. If its a truck, suv, van, its all the same price. This pricing is from Crowley. We have competitive pricing from Tropical - though I don't have the details on me right now but will post later. High level - Tropical appears to be lower cost than Crowley.
2003 Nissan Frontier. Crowley told me they changed their pricing scheme (used to be based on cubic ft for vehicles) to "if Truck, SUV, VAN", all same price regardless of weight, height, CF, etc. There is different handling if the vehicle won't fit in 40 ft container - they put it on "flat rack".
$1,775 (out of Port Everglades/Ft. Lauderdale) includes clearing Port Everglades customs.
If you want to clear customs yourself, you subtract $50 from the $1,775.
Leaves Port Everglades every Thursday. If you want them to clear customs, have to have it there the Friday prior. Need to call Crowley in advance - follow the VRU (voice response unit) instructions to be directed to Caribbean, then Booking and also Customs to let them know your planned dates for a shipment. October is the busiest time for them to STT so it may get on or it might wait for the next Thursday. Direct from Port Everglades to STT. Arrives in STT on Sunday. Pick up on Monday unless its a holiday. (Crowley also ships out of Jacksonville @ approx $100 more, then the ship stops at Port Everglades, then STT)
One thing I didn't mention, if you do have the shipper clear customs in Port Everglades, (in our case, we own the vehicle outright/no liens) you will need to have the ORIGINAL title (they will make a copy), vehicle must be in your name (the person on the title must present the vehicle and you have to provide identification), and they will provide a Letter of Intent that you will have to sign indicating your intent to ship the vehicle to STT. I can't comment on the conditions/rules if there's a lien on the vehicle - I think that circumstance has been mentioned before on this Board or you can call the friendly folks @ Crowley or Tropical to find out. Oh yeah, and, as has been mentioned before, anything not "attached to the vehicle", is considered "cargo" and will have to be shipped separately. i.e., we have a truck bed extender that can be swapped in/out with the truck tail gate. Either one or the other will not be affixed to the truck at any particular time. So, which ever one is NOT affixed to the truck, will have to be shipped separately.
.....if I'm getting into too much detail, tell me to shut up - nicely (smile).
http://www.crowley.com/ phone: 800-276-9539