What to pack in a barrel shipped to Jamaica

What to Pack in a Barrel

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

 

Kitchenware

What to pack in a Barrel to Jamaica - Kitchenware dishes, utensils, cutlery, cups, pots and pans, jars, tupperware and plastic food containers.

Dishes, utensils, cutlery, cups, pots and pans, jars, tupperware and plastic food containers.

Kitchen Essentials

What to pack in a barrel: Kitchen essentials; food bags, plastic wrap, foil, and food clips

Food bags, plastic wrap, foil, and food clips.

Dried Food

What to pack in a Barrel to Jamaica - Dried food; 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.

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 Food

What to pack in a Barrel to Jamaica - tinned vegetables and fruits, meat, fish, baked beans, soups, milk and desserts.

Tinned vegetables and fruits, meat, fish, baked beans, soups, milk and desserts.

Jars and Bottle Food

What to pack in a Barrel to Jamaica - Jars and Bottle Food; Peanut butter, spreads, jams, cooking oil, sauces, condiments, pickles, olives and coffee.

Peanut butter, spreads, jams, cooking oil, sauces, condiments, pickles, olives and coffee.

Household Items

What to pack in a barrel shipping to Jamaica - Household items: sewing kits, washing line, clothes hangers, clothes pins, and hangers.

Sewing kits, washing line, clothes hangers, clothes pins, and hangers.

 

Toiletries

What to pack in a Barrel to Jamaica - Toiletries; shampoo, shower gel, liquid soap, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, face cream, body lotion, face scrub / wash, deodorant, suntan lotion, cotton wool, earbuds, and razors.

Shampoo, shower gel, liquid soap, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, face cream, body lotion, face scrub / wash, deodorant, suntan lotion, cotton wool, earbuds, and razors.

Cleaning Materials

What to pack in a Barrel to Jamaica - Cleaning materials and detergents; washing up liquid, washing detergent for clothing, bleach, sponges, cloths, pot scrubbers and any other cleaning material.

Washing up liquid, washing detergent for clothing, bleach, sponges, cloths, pot scrubbers and any other cleaning material.

First Aid

What to pack in a Barrel to Jamaica - First aid; 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.

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.

 

Soft Furnishing

What to pack in a Barrel to Jamaica - Soft Furnishing; blankets, covers, bed sheets, shower curtains, curtains, towels, and bath mats.

Blankets, covers, bed sheets, shower curtains, curtains, towels, and bath mats.

School Supplies

School Supplies: pens, pencils, colored pencils, pencil cases, backpacks, notebooks, craft supplies, sketch pad, books, educational aids, other school supplies.

Pens, pencils, colored pencils, pencil cases, backpacks, notebooks, craft supplies, sketch pad, books, educational aids, other school supplies.

 

Hurricane Supplies

What to pack in a Barrel to Jamaica - Hurricane 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!)

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.

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What NOT to Pack in a Barrel

 

Food that Needs Refrigeration

What NOT to pack in a Barrel to Jamaica - Do not pack any items that need to be refrigerated, such as meat, fish, cheese, or other dairy products

Do not pack any items that need to be refrigerated, such as meat, fish, cheese, or other dairy products.

 

Fresh Food / Plants / Live Animals

What NOT to pack in a Barrel to Jamaica - 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 fresh vegetables or fruits, flowers or plants, any forms of live animals; including birds (iand eggs) / sea life / reptiles / insects or other organisms!

Baked Goods / Microwave Food

What NOT to pack in a barrel - 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 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.

Flammables and Explosives

What NOT to pack in a Barrel to Jamaica - Do not pack anything that is flammable, corrosive, explosive or dangerous in any way!

Do not pack anything that is flammable, corrosive, explosive or dangerous in any way!

Matches/ Wet Batteries / Fireworks

What NOT to pack in a Barrel to Jamaica - Do not pack lighters, matches, gas cylinders of any kind, wet batteries (vehicle batteries) and fireworks.

Do not pack lighters, matches, gas cylinders of any kind, wet batteries (vehicle batteries) and fireworks.

Other commonly prohibited items include:

 

  • Plants
  • Perishable items
  • Drugs
  • Intoxicating beverages
  • Meat products
  • Tobacco
  • Firearms
  • Animals

Full list here.

Ready to Ship your Items to Jamaica?
How to use the Sailing Schedule from UK to Jamaica

How to Read the Sailing Schedule when Shipping from UK to Jamaica

At Caribshipping, we offer fast, efficient shipping to Jamaica, with shipments sent out on a fortnightly basis. We require all barrels to be collected at least two days before the shipment is due to leave, to avoid any delays and ensure that the shipment is ready to depart on the UK sailing date.

There is a traditional trade route between the UK and Jamaica – Kingston and Montego Bay, making it possible to ship all types of cargo, including large container shipments for  furniture and vehicles or barrel shipments for toiletries and food. Find out more about the shipment services we offer in Caribshipping .

The sailing schedule from UK to Jamaica can be found here.

But how do I navigate all these different cells, you’ll ask. Let’s go through the different columns on the table:

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. There is a closing day every 7 days. If the current day is 17/02 and the next closing day is 17/02, there is little time for placing an order, and getting your barrels/cargo collected for shipping. We highly recommend having your barrels ready for shipment and the collection date arranged at least 2 days before the closing date.
In this case, the next available closing day at 24/02 would be ideal.

Make sure you calculate the actual amount of time needed for your items to be collected.

Reading the Sailing Schedule from UK to Jamaica

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.

If you want your goods to be available by, eg, 05/04/21 (if shipping to Montego Bay), you would have to book a collection with us no later than 21/02/21 to ensure we can have your goods at our depot before the closing date of 24/02/20. We will then load your goods into a shipping container. Your goods will leave the UK wharf on 03/03/21.

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

Earliest pick up date Kingston: After your goods arrive at Kingston 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. From the date listed and afterwards, feel free to visit the wharf to pick up your stuff.

Estimated arrival to Montego Bay: This is an estimated arrival day of your goods to 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 Montego Bay: After your goods arrive to Montego Bay, 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. From the date listed and afterwards, feel free to visit the wharf to pick up your stuff.

If there are empty fields on estimated arrivals, that means the specific shipment is destined for only one of the wharfs, either Kingston or Montego Bay.

For any questions regarding the Sailing Schedule from UK to Jamaica. feel free to contact us.

Why door to door shipping to Jamaica - Benefits and Advantages

Why Door to Door Shipping Service to Jamaica? | Benefits and Advantages

A lot of people ask us, sometimes, “What the hell is that you’re doing?”. That’s a good question. Well, we can confidently state that our company doesn’t jump off straight out of our website and smacks you on the face.  So in this blog post, we’re going to dive into the one aspect of our service: Door to door shipping to Jamaica from the UK.

We are very proud of the fact that we operate a service which is door to door for barrel shipping (and drum shipping … and just about everything else that a barrel can contain). Our competitors are not as committed to door to door as we are. They’re going to lay it down on their competent service and huge vans and shiny ships, but they’re not going to be as vocal about the fact that they’re going to drop your things off at your recipient’s door or a depot for them to pick up.

Door to Door Shipping from UK to Jamaica.Imagine that you’re moving house. Now imagine that you’re going to Jamaica or move back to the UK, the sheer amount of work involved is enough to make you think again. But that’s where Caribshipping is coming in. We’re here to pick up all your sealed barrels from the front door of your old address and ship them to the front door of your Jamaican destination, skipping the pick up from the wharf, and taking care of the shipping agent fees, tax and paperwork.

Of course, you don’t need to move out to another country at all. Let’s just say that you’re going to Jamaica on vacation from the UK and find that you’ve packed too much. Provided you book ahead of time, Caribshipping will ship your excess goods or other shipments in sealed barrels abroad to your holiday destination, door to door. No secret baggage costs, no waiting carousel, no bulky luggage to pull around and a lot less time spent in queuing. Think about it for a bit.

Whatever your reasons of wanting to ship your barrels from UK to Jamaica, we’ll take care of your shipment till it makes it to the front door of the recipient.

 

Why Door to Door Shipping Service?

Let’s have a look at the top benefits and advantages of the door to door shipping service from UK to Jamaica.

1: Time Saving

The number one reason why door to door delivery is preferred over the other methods is that it saves you time. Tons of it. From putting your documentation together (you can find all information you need on our blog), and how import taxes work (We got you covered), to actually making it to it’s destination safely (we know what we’re doing). And who has time for that anyway?

 

2: Saving Effort & Headaches

Transportation is the movement of people, objects and vehicles from point A to point B. The destination point typically depends on the transport system, whether local transport, door to door or intermodal transportation.

Furthermore, safety is of the utmost concern when it comes to shipping services. The service provider guarantees the safety of your shipment in door to door delivery services.

 

3: Saving Money

Normally, door to door delivery requires different costs for those involved in freight transport, which ensures a significant reduction in transit time. This method of shipping constantly saves money to those involved in the process. This is also most convenient for customers, as the shipping company provides you with a contract outlining the shipping costs to your destination.

Typical shipping facilities provide the pricing of the cost of transferring the product from one point to another. This expense excludes other items such as customs duty, import or export taxes or other costs or charges. Caribshipping covers all import taxes and international customs for you. On the other side, our door to door delivery is hassle-free and means that you don’t have to think about any additional costs after signing the contract.

 

4: It’s Simple

The whole transport operation may be difficult, it requires several steps because of part of the transport, but it is much simpler than it was before for everyone involved in it. Customers can no longer be part of the door to door delivery. More importantly, the door to door delivery of barrels makes travel much safer.

Our Door to Door Delivery streamlines the operation from start to finish and you’ll be able to track the process here.

We separate ourselves from the local competition by providing our customers with more information which you will find useful when it comes to assisting you shipping your barrels door to door to Jamaica from London.

Now we can’t offer a door to door service all across Caribbean-despite saying that it’s actually quite big, you know-but we run a comprehensive door to door service in our key areas in Jamaica so get an instant quote right now and see if we’re covering your area.

If we do, you’re not going to find a better deal anywhere else.

Note: If you need to ship a parcel, cargo or container, please check our other services. The door to door service is exclusively for barrels and drums.