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CaptnAndy
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Shipping Tarps to Tortola
      #1748676 - 10/05/17 04:43 PM (47.36.105.219)

We contacted the Methodist Church on Tortola, and asked how we could help them shortly after Irma. They responded to us a few days ago that they could use some tarps. We're pricing out tarps, and now we're wondering the best way ship the tarps. Has anyone had experience shipping to Tortola? We think DHL might work? Thanks, Andy

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HillsideView
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Re: Shipping Tarps to Tortola [Re: CaptnAndy]
      #1748681 - 10/05/17 06:38 PM (70.192.72.162)

Best bet is ship to Tropical in Florida for forwarding. Cheaper freight than any other method.

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Re: Shipping Tarps to Tortola [Re: CaptnAndy]
      #1748682 - 10/05/17 06:44 PM (70.177.24.194)

Right now, if it is a dozen or more large tarps, I think Tropical's LCL (less than container load) service would be most economical, though not the fastest. They have a special discounted rate to the BVI for the next month.

BTW, those 12x16 tarps DDM has been giving out are better than nothing but close to useless for covering a roof. 20x30 would be the minimum.

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HillsideView
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Re: Shipping Tarps to Tortola [Re: GlennA]
      #1748685 - 10/05/17 07:08 PM (70.192.72.162)

I shipped a bunch of pool covers. 35x55. Customs probably scratching their head seeing "winter pool cover" on labels. Heavier material than standard tarps.

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Re: Shipping Tarps to Tortola [Re: HillsideView]
      #1748687 - 10/05/17 07:12 PM (107.77.253.3)

Good thinking, there, Hillside!!

And happy birthday!!!


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HillsideView
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Re: Shipping Tarps to Tortola [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1748689 - 10/05/17 07:21 PM (70.192.72.162)

Thanks Carol!!

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Re: Shipping Tarps to Tortola [Re: HillsideView]
      #1748715 - 10/06/17 08:31 AM (40.130.58.34)

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think I remember seeing Myett's post on facebook that it's very difficult to get supplies to specific people. Even if using Tropical.

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ndfaninnc
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Re: Shipping Tarps to Tortola [Re: lonewolf1977]
      #1748722 - 10/06/17 09:01 AM (172.72.93.178)

I may be wrong. But I think the problem Val is having is that Tropical has to go through Puerto Rico. That may be a bit of a challenge right now.

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bvilovercgb
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Re: Shipping Tarps to Tortola [Re: ndfaninnc]
      #1748723 - 10/06/17 09:07 AM (70.54.0.134)

I would think that although the pool covers are amazing, the cost of same is a lot more. Any idea how long it will be before power is connect to Cane Garden?

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Re: Shipping Tarps to Tortola [Re: bvilovercgb]
      #1748724 - 10/06/17 09:15 AM (70.192.71.106)

I was able get the pool covers wholesale so much cheaper (and bigger) than the standard tarps.

The biggest hold up is getting the containers/packages cleared at the dock.

No problem for individuals to get items addressed to them.

If you check Tropicals website the sailing schedule is posted. Usually about a 4 day transit time from FL.

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