Author Topic: Cargo shipping  (Read 151 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Online Frazieme

  • *
  • Posts: 122
  • Joined: Feb 2017
  • Location: Burlington, Vt
  • Gender: Female
  • Liked: 12
Cargo shipping
« on: March 17, 2017, 03:29:28 PM »
hey guys,
I'm about 40 days away from my move!!!! and was just wondering if any of you used cargo shipping for any of your stuff.

Basically a lot of my belongings are already in London with my husband because I moved them from Dublin before I came back to the states. However my parents have given me my great grandmothers china place settings and I have some antique model cars that my grandfather left me. Im considering cargo shipping as I don't trust them in a suitcase, but has anyone done that. Any idea of cost? I would say it would be about one box, 40 pounds max? 

if I decided to carry  a few of the cars, the are worth a good bit of money, as they are personal belongings do I have to declare them? I also have a 2004 World Series ball(go sox!) does that need to be declared as well?


thanks for the help guys. I'm so antsy without a job and in the wilderness of Vermont all I think about is getting there!
« Last Edit: March 17, 2017, 03:35:19 PM by Frazieme »
Met Dublin Ireland- July 2013
Long distance from November 2014-2016
Married 😍 in NYC :6th of January 2017
Spouse Visa Approved!! : 27th of February 2017

Offline jimbocz

  • *
  • Posts: 1411
  • Joined: Sep 2015
  • Liked: 232
Re: Cargo shipping
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2017, 03:37:28 PM »
Maple syrup? 

Online KFdancer

  • *
  • Posts: 6126
  • Joined: Jun 2012
  • Liked: 472
Re: Cargo shipping
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2017, 03:55:05 PM »
For that amount, I'd just check it as an extra piece of luggage (it can be boxed).  Safety will be all in the packing!

Online Frazieme

  • *
  • Posts: 122
  • Joined: Feb 2017
  • Location: Burlington, Vt
  • Gender: Female
  • Liked: 12
Re: Cargo shipping
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2017, 05:23:01 PM »
really? you think that the china packaged in a suitcase may be ok? or can I have professionally packaged and pay the extra suitcase fee and use a box?

its just over 100 years old none of it can be replaced so I just want to do it the safest way possible.
Met Dublin Ireland- July 2013
Long distance from November 2014-2016
Married 😍 in NYC :6th of January 2017
Spouse Visa Approved!! : 27th of February 2017

Online KFdancer

  • *
  • Posts: 6126
  • Joined: Jun 2012
  • Liked: 472
Re: Cargo shipping
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2017, 09:35:02 PM »
I'd have it professionally packed in a box, personally.

Double check with your airline.  You could also look at sendmybag.com.

Keeping the China safe will be all in the packaging.  My China (two sets) arrived safe and sound.  😊

I did have some belongings that were damaged (it happens).  Fortunately my grandmothers China was not!

My phone autocorrected every China to caps...   ::)