What to pack in a barrel shipped to Jamaica

What to Pack in a Barrel

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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.

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