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

The processes and requirements change over the years so we recommend having a following to our useful info.

Once you have familiarized yourself with the general requirements of processes and your responsibilities involved in shipping cargo/boxes, you should be ready to book your shipment.

Step 1 - Reading the Sailing Schedule

You start the process of shipping your barrels by checking the Sailing Schedule.

Let's go through the different cells and columns:

Closing Date: This is the first thing you should consider before shipping. That means that your goods need need to be with us at our depot prior to the closing date. Make sure you calculate the actual amount of time needed for your items to be collected.

UK Sailing Date:  This is the date your barrels/cargo will leave the UK and sail to Jamaica.  So you have to work out your dates in reverse.

Estimated Arrival to Kingston/Montego Bat: This is an estimated arrival day of your goods to Kingston/Montego Bay wharf. The actual arrival day might differ based on circumstances or special events. It usually takes about a month.

Earliest pick up date Kingston/Montego Bay: After your goods arrive at Kingston/Montego Bay wharf, allow further and sufficient time for goods to be out turned and cleared before you’re able to pick them up. That usually takes 6 days.


CR, Croydon
SE, Southwark
SW, Westminster
BR, Bromley
E, Hackney
N, Haringey
DA, Bexley
RM, Havering
SM Sutton
W, West Kensington

Step 2 - The Online Booking Process

Step-by-step how to choose the right package for you and complete your purchase through our website.


Visit our shop , choose the "Cargo/Boxes/Suitcases" service and click "Select Options".


Carib Shipping Shop Purchase Page



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Information for Your Shipment


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Receipt of Barrel Jamaica Shipping

Step 4 - Collection of your Cargo/Boxes & Delivering to the Depot

When we collect your cargo items/boxes, you will receive a collection notification email within 24 hours as a receipt that we have reviewed your goods. After collection of your cargo/box we will either store them securely at one of our depots . Or we will transport your items directly to the Tilbury dock bonded warehouse.

We will contact you within 14 working days from the date of collection to issue you with the cargo/box shipment tracking information, and the documentation for clearance of your goods. Please do not contact us prior to 14 working days of the collection of your box as we will not have the updated information from the shipping line .


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Step 5 - Loading of Your Cargo/Boxes Onto Ship

Within 14 days of receipt,  your cargo/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  Tracking Information

Within 14 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 cargo/box consignment. You can use this information with our online tracking tool 24hrs a day to track the location of your cargo/boxes until they reach your chosen port of discharge.

Your cargo/boxes 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 cargo/box will arrive in Jamaica.

An example of the documentation you receive is as below.

Invoice with Tracking Number from UK to Jamaica CaribShipping


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Step 7 - Cargo/Boxes Delivered to Port of Discharge in Jamaica

Once your cargo/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 5 working 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 your items are not ready for collection.

Barrels delivered to Port of discharge in Jamaica

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Step 8 - Notification of Cargo/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 the 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 Cargo/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 cargo/box.

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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