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Re: Shipping Tarps to Tortola [Re: HillsideView]
      #1748750 - 10/06/17 11:30 AM (

When I shipped the car and furniture for CRC with Tropical they went twice a week from Fla straight to Tortola..not PR..

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Re: Shipping Tarps to Tortola [Re: HillsideView]
      #1748753 - 10/06/17 12:00 PM (

Agreed, one pool cover might well cover the roof of a small building, as compared to 6 to 8 tarps (like the ones that are currently on our roof at home)... But unlike these folks, we got electric back after a week, thank goodness!!

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Re: Shipping Tarps to Tortola [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1748759 - 10/06/17 12:32 PM (

Crowley transships out of PR but Tropical comes direct to Port Purcell. Tropical runs Wednesday and Friday out of Rivera Beach (West Palm) that takes 4-5 days. The hold up is usually getting the LCL containers broken down and cleared at Port Purcell.

No duty on tarps through mid December. Port charges are waived for general relief supplies but can be onerous if addressed to an individual.

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Re: Shipping Tarps to Tortola [Re: GlennA]
      #1749044 - 10/10/17 03:05 AM (

If all goes well, Canadian Tire is organizing shipment of tarps, inflatable beds, generators and a few other necessities hopefully this week direct to Port Purcel via Crown Bay. Should have a few FCL good to go. First of many. We also have loads of lumber, household goods, etc. ready to go when time is right. First things first.

Anyone know of other immediate needs? A's you know,comm's on island are limited.

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Re: Shipping Tarps to Tortola [Re: HillsideView]
      #1752029 - 11/18/17 12:29 PM (

It took more than a month from start to finish, but 12 tarps got the the Methodist Church in Road town. We ordered them from Amazon, and had them shipped to Tropical in Miami. They were loaded into a container and shipped to Road town. The cleared customs and were picked up at the dock from a representative from the church. Some might say that a dozen tarps won't do much, but if your family got one of these tarps, it makes a big difference!



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Re: Shipping Tarps to Tortola [Re: CaptnAndy]
      #1752030 - 11/18/17 01:51 PM (

My wife bought Taro from CTL on Tortola when we were building the house in March and I asked her why she bought so many and so big sizes 30'x40', after Irma we were very thankful and so were a few of our friends.

12 Tarps will go a long way to help families most in need. Even little things as were dropped off at the school on Anegada for the children of fidget spinners, pencils, pens in lil backpacks made the children's day, random acts of kindness from strangers makes the world a better place.

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