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With just under 1 million people of Caribbean descent currently living in the UK, there is an ever-growing demand to find the best and most-affordable way to send valuable items from the UK to The Caribbean. Whether you’re sending goods to family in Grenada, Barbados or St. Lucia; or possibly moving personal items to a second home in Trinidad & Tobago, St. Kitts or Antigua, there are five key questions to ask yourself before shipping those items and getting it right. With the majority of UK-based Caribbeans living in London and the surrounding counties, it is best to find a shipping company that will pick up your cargo from in and around London.

You can find a suitable shipping company by 미국배송대행 doing a simple search engine search for “Shipping to The Caribbean from The UK”. Once you’ve found one or more companies from this search, you will need to take into consideration the following 5 questions.

How reputable is your choice of shipping company when it comes to sending items to your destination island?

Choosing a good shipping company is the most important cog in the wheel of shipping your goods to your destination island. How do you know what a good shipping company is? When deciding on this factor, the company’s reputation should speak for itself if they have been shipping from British ports to your destination island for 5 years or more and they are still going strong. This proves that the company are experts at what they do. After finding a shipping company, contact them and ask them how many years they have been shipping to countries in the West Indies such as Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados, Grenada, St. Lucia and St. Kitts. If they have been shipping from ports in The UK to those countries for over 3 years then they should be considered highly reputable.

How often does your choice of shipping company send cargo to countries in The West Indies?

Choosing a shipping company that sends cargo from UK ports to the major islands in the West Indies every week is essential. It is also essential that your chosen shipping company collects customers’ items from London and the surrounding counties, assuming that’s where you are based. Not only does this regular shipping frequency make the company appear more professional, but it also means that if you miss one shipping date on their schedule, you’ll only have a few days to wait before the next ship sets sail to the islands. It is also recommended that you ask your selected shipping company if they ship to the main ports in the major cities, so if you’re sending goods to Trinidad, they should arrive in Port of Spain; and if you’re sending goods to Barbados, they should arrive in Bridgetown. These cities are the main business hubs of these countries, so the staff working at the ports will be very experienced and professional when handling your goods once they arrive.

How do you package and measure your items properly before shipping them?

Shipping your valuables far across The Atlantic will mean that your items are in transit for quite a long time, so we recommend using secure packaging such as a barrel, a container or a crate. You should also consider securing your valuables with bubble-wrap, packaging tape and if necessary, a seal lock. Ask your chosen UK-based shipping company if they will provide you with these materials for free, or if they will sell them to you at a low price. This level of security will minimise the risk of any damage to your items for the duration that they are out at sea. You will also need to know the size of your package(s) before shipping them abroad, and this is usually measure in cubic metres. To calculate the size of your package(s) in cubic metres, simply multiply the width by the length by the height… e.g. 2 metres wide x 3 metres long x 1 metre high = 6 cubic metres.