A question we’re getting very often is “What can I pack in my barrels/drums?” or “What items are eligible to be shipped in a barrel to Jamaica?”.
The answer is, pretty much anything. Yes, that’s right. You’re allowed to ship barrels to Jamaica containing all different types of items and goods, as long as they’re not listed in the prohibited items list.
The most important thing to remember is to only pack ready-made products with a long lifespan.
Shipping by the sea can take up to two months, so always be considerate of the type of stuff you’re putting in your barrels.
What to Pack in a Barrel
Dishes, utensils, cutlery, cups, pots and pans, jars, tupperware and plastic food containers.
Food bags, plastic wrap, foil, and food clips.
Dried pasta, noodles, tea bags, dried beans and legumes, rice, couscous, cold and hot drink powders (especially with sugar and milk inside), breakfast cereal, popping corn, biscuits, snacks, health foods and any type of protein powders.
Tinned vegetables and fruits, meat, fish, baked beans, soups, milk and desserts.
Peanut butter, spreads, jams, cooking oil, sauces, condiments, pickles, olives and coffee.
Sewing kits, washing line, clothes hangers, clothes pins, and hangers.
Shampoo, shower gel, liquid soap, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, face cream, body lotion, face scrub / wash, deodorant, suntan lotion, cotton wool, earbuds, and razors.
Washing up liquid, washing detergent for clothing, bleach, sponges, cloths, pot scrubbers and any other cleaning material.
Plasters (band-aids) bandages, antiseptic cream, allergy relief, tape, muscle rub, pain pills, flu/cold remedies, vitamins, bite relief, insect repellent, sickness relief, and rehydration salts.
Any type of clothing and apparel, as well as soft furnishing, from blankets, covers, bed sheets, shower curtains, curtains, to towels and bath mats.
Pens, pencils, colored pencils, pencil cases, backpacks, notebooks, craft supplies, sketch pad, books, educational aids, other school supplies.
Flash light, candles, rope, tarpaulin, umbrella, rain poncho, water boots, batteries, vessels to hold water, and counter-top gas plate (WARNING: DO NOT include the GAS cylinder!)
That was a brief list of plausible items to pack in a barrel. Of course, there are many more items and goods that can be shipped. If you have any doubts regarding your items eligibility you can contact us.
What NOT to Pack in a Barrel
Do not pack any items that need to be refrigerated, such as meat, fish, cheese, or other dairy products.
Do not pack any fresh vegetables or fruits, flowers or plants, any forms of live animals; including birds (iand eggs) / sea life / reptiles / insects or other organisms!
Do not pack any freshly prepared products, or partialy cooked foods, such as breads and baked goods, pizza and pastry items, microwave and oven meals, and fast food.
Do not pack anything that is flammable, corrosive, explosive or dangerous in any way!
Do not pack lighters, matches, gas cylinders of any kind, wet batteries (vehicle batteries) and fireworks.
Other commonly prohibited items include: