Ocean Freight

Ocean Freight

We offer shipping services to many destinations across the Caribbean and Central America by sea; utilizing various Ocean Carriers to optimize getting your cargo to your destination in the shortest time frame possible. Shipments usually arrive within 10  to 18 days.

We pick up barrels, boxes, furniture, appliances, and packages throughout New York and Florida. You can also have these items delivered or dropped off at our warehouse for fast efficient service. You can even pack your barrels and boxes at our locations for your convenience. See Below for tips when packing barrels/boxes.

You can schedule your pick up, by calling any of our offices and providing the name, address, phone number of the shipper as well as the name, address, and phone number of the receiver/consignee. For your convenience, you can also schedule your pick-up online by clicking here.

We offer a vast array of custom crating and packaging alternatives. You can bring your items to our warehouse for crating/packaging. We provide crates for glass items, television and electronics, marble, granites, fragile items, and much more so you can shop with peace of mind.

We have standard shipping rates for barrels. For non-barrel items, contact us with the length, width, and height for an estimate.

Tips for Packing Barrels

Remember, when your barrel is delivered to the shipping company to be shipped overseas, it will be loaded, packed, and stacked on top or below other barrels, boxes, and other items in a 20 foot or 40-foot container. This container will then be stacked on a ship with hundreds more. Because of this, the way you pack your items can certainly influence the way your items will be received at the destination.

  • Sort all items before packing. Toiletries, canned food, dried food, clothes, heavy items etc. Tape the cover of liquid items. Canned items should never be placed next to or on top of bottles and items with liquid as they tend to squeeze out during shipping. Heavy items should never be placed on top of these bottled items as well. Instead, keep bottled items on top of canned and heavy items. Place them in bags just in case some spillage occurs.
  • Put heavier items, and canned food to the bottom; trying to keep similarly shaped items together. It’s always a good idea to put canned items in bags just in the event spillage occurs during shipping.
  • Soap items should never be shipped with food items as the scent is usually transferred to food items in the barrel.
  • Put clothing items and boxed items next
  • Dried foods, rice, and fragile items should be packed closer to the top. While there are no guarantees on shipping glass and fragile items, it is best to have these packaged, crated, and shipped separately.
  • As you pack, small items can be squeezed into small spaces to make the best of the space.
  • Clothes, towels, linens can be used as protection to separate heavy items from more delicate items on top.

**Tips given are just a guideline and do not guarantee that there won’t be damaged or spilled items in barrels.