10 STEP GUIDE TO BOX BOOKING, COLLECTION, SHIPPING AND CLEARANCE

Firstly, not everyone is a seasoned box sender. For most people, this would be the first time, or the first time in a long time since they shipped a box to Jamaica.

The processes and requirements change over the years so we recommend having a following this useful guide.

Once you have familiarised yourself with the general requirements of processes and your responsibilities involved in shipping a box, you should be ready to book your shipment.

Step 1 - The booking Process

Using our Booking Online facility you can arrange the purchase of empty boxes or arrange the collection of your box.

You simply follow the on screen instructions to input your contact details for the collection of your box or drop off of empty boxes.

 

Booking Boxes Jamaica Shipping Process

 

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Step 2 - Select Your Payment Method

At the end of the Booking Online process you can select a method of payment for either your empty packaging or your box shipment.

You can pay through our secure PayPal facility, or you can elect to pay the collection agent on arrival.

 

At the end of the Booking Online process you can select a method of payment for either your empty packaging or your box shipment. 

Shipping to Jamaica Booking Guide - 1

 

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Step 3 - Collection of Your Box

Please check if we cover collection of your area using our post code checker coverage tool.

CR0, CROYDON
CR2, SOUTH CROYDON
CR3, CATERHAM, WHYTELEAFE
CR4, MITCHAM
CR5, COULSDON
CR6, WARLINGHAM
CR7, THORNTON HEATH
CR8, PURLEY; KENLEY
CR9, CROYDON
CR44, CROYDON
CR90, CROYDON

SE1, Lambeth, Southwark, City of London
SE2, Bexley, Greenwich
SE3, Greenwich, Lewisham
SE4, Lewisham
SE5, Southwark, Lambeth
SE6, Lewisham
SE7, Greenwich
SE8, Greenwich, Lewisham, Southwark
SE9, Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich, Lewisham
SE10, Greenwich, Lewisham
SE11, Lambeth, Southwark
SE12, Greenwich, Lewisham, Bromley
SE13, Greenwich, Lewisham
SE14, Lewisham
SE15, Lewisham, Southwark
SE16, Lewisham, Southwark
SE17, Southwark
SE18, Bexley, Greenwich
SE19, Bromley, Croydon, Lambeth, Lewisham, Southwark
SE20, Bromley
SE21, Lambeth, Southwark
SE22, Southwark
SE23, Lewisham, Southwark
SE24, Lambeth, Southwark
SE25, Croydon
SE26, Bromley, Lewisham, Southwark
SE27, Lambeth
SE28, Bexley, Greenwich

SW1A, Westminster
SW1E, Westminster
SW1H, Westminster
SW1P, Westminster
SW1V, Westminster
SW1W, Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea
SW1X, Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea
SW1Y, Westminster
SW2, Lambeth
SW3, Kensington and Chelsea
SW4, Lambeth, Wandsworth
SW5, Kensington and Chelsea
SW6, Hammersmith and Fulham
SW7, Kensington and Chelsea, Westminster
SW8, Lambeth, Wandsworth
SW9, Lambeth
SW10, Kensington and Chelsea, Hammersmith and Fulham
SW11, Wandsworth, Lambeth
SW12, Wandsworth, Lambeth
SW13, Richmond upon Thames
SW14, Richmond upon Thames
SW15, Wandsworth, Kingston upon Thames, Richmond upon Thames
SW16, Lambeth, Croydon, Wandsworth, Merton
SW17, Wandsworth, Merton
SW18, Wandsworth
SW19, Merton, Wandsworth
SW20, Merton

BR1, BROMLEY
BR2, BROMLEY, KESTON
BR3, BECKENHAM
BR4, WEST WICKHAM
BR5, ORPINGTON
BR6, ORPINGTON
BR7, CHISLEHURST
BR8, SWANLEY

E1, Tower Hamlets, Hackney, City of London
E1W, Tower Hamlets
E2, Tower Hamlets, Hackney
E3, Tower Hamlets, Newham
E4, Waltham Forest, Enfield, Epping Forest (Essex)
E5, Hackney, Waltham Forest
E6, Newham, Barking and Dagenham
E7, Newham, Waltham Forest
E8, Hackney
E9, Hackney, Tower Hamlets
E10, Waltham Forest, Hackney
E11, Waltham Forest, Redbridge
E12, Newham, Redbridge
E13, Newham
E14, Tower Hamlets
E15, Newham, Waltham Forest, Hackney, Tower Hamlets
E16, Newham
E17, Waltham Forest
E18, Redbridge
E20, Newham, Waltham Forest, Hackney, Tower Hamlets
E77, Tower Hamlets
E98, Tower Hamlets

 

Information for Your Shipment

 

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Receipt of Barrel Jamaica Shipping

Step 4 - Delivery of Your Boxes to the Wharf

After collection of your box we will either store your box securely at one of our depots . Or we will transport your items directly to the Tilbury dock bonded warehouse.

 

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Step 5 - Loading of Your Boxes Onto Ship

Within 14 days of receipt of your boxes will be loaded into the shipping transport container and placed on the transatlantic ship.

 

Shipping Boxes - Your Guide for Sending

 

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Boxes Onto Cargo Ship to Jamaica

Step 6 - Notification of Customer of Tracking Information

Within 21 days from collection of your shipment, we will then be able to provide you with international tracking information and a Bill Of Laden for your box consignment. You can use this information with our booking Online service 24hrs a day to track the location of your boxes until they reach your chosen port of discharge.

Your box are then transported from London to Jamaica. You can visit our sailing schedule page in conjunction with your tracking information to determine the date your box has arrived in Jamaica.

An example of the documentation you receive is as below.

Receipt for Your Shipment

 

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Step 7 - Boxes Delivered to Port of Discharge in Jamaica

Once your box has been delivered to the port of discharge they will remain inside the container ready to be stripped by Jamaica Wharf port staff. This takes up to 7 days from arrival of your container.

Please take note of our sailing schedule. This service advises customers firstly of the estimated arrival date of your consignment based on the SHIP DATE we provided to you in Step 6 above. Please be aware that the corresponding EARLIEST COLLECTION DATE on the schedule relates to the estimated time it takes for your goods to be stripped from the shipment container.

We provide this information to save you time travelling to the port and you items are not ready for collection.

Barrels delivered to Port of discharge in Jamaica

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Step 8 - Notification of Box Arrival

The most effective method of collection is to contact the assigned local clearing agent to determine if your goods are ready to be processed and released at the wharf.

All the information they require to check your consignment is located on the invoice in Step 6 above.

Jamaica Wharf Barrel Clearance Carib Shipping

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Step 9 - Clearance of Goods at Wharf

Once you receive notification from he local clearing agent that your goods are ready to collect you would attend your chosen port of discharge to collect your goods.
You can find more useful information on the Duties and Taxes that you might be expected to pay.

This is not an exhaustive guide, but rather a collection of broad common duties to be paid for your box.

Jamaica Kingston Wharf Barrel Clearance

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Step 10 - Arrange Collection and Transport of Your Box

Once you have paid your duties and taxes at the wharf you can arrange collection of your goods and delivery to your family or relative. You can attend the wharf with your own vehicle, or there are plenty of trusted transportation vehicles based at the wharf that will facilitate delivery of your box.

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For more information on shipping boxes from London to Jamaica please feel free to contact us.

 

Loading of Your Boxes Onto a Ship to Jamaica

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