Shipping Cargo to The Caribbean from The UK With just under 1 million Caribbeans living in the UK, there’s 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 5 key factors we abide by, for you to take into consideration: 1 | Gregory Blackburn Shipping has a great reputation This is the most important cog in the wheel of shipping your goods. Gregory Blackburn Shipping’s reputation speaks for itself and we have been shipping to The Caribbean for over 5 years and they are still going strong. You can rest assured that we are experts at what we do. 2 | Gregory Blackburn Shipping regularly sends cargo to The Caribbean We send cargo from the UK to The Caribbean every week. Not only does this regular frequency make us operate more efficiently, but it also means that if you miss one shipping date on our schedule, you’ll only have a few days to wait before the next ship sets sail. It is also recommended that your goods are shipped to the main ports in the major cities, so if you’re sending goods to Trinidad, they will arrive in Port of Spain; and if you’re sending goods to Barbados, they will arrive in Bridgetown. These cities are the main business hubs of these countries, so the staff working at the ports will be very experienced in handling your goods once they arrive. 3 | Packaging and measuring your items properly before shipping them Shipping valuables as far as The Caribbean 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. We happily provide you with these materials. You will also need to know the size of your package(s) before shipping them abroad. To calculate the size of your package(s) in cubic metres or feet, 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. 4 | Our Caribbean agents receiving your cargo on the other end are highly reputable The agent receiving your goods on the other side plays an equally important role as we do. We have spent years building up good relationships with overseas agents and have used the same overseas agents for over 5 years. 5 | Insuring your valuable items against damage and loss You should always choose a shipping company that offers you cargo insurance or one that will recommend a good insurance company to you. We value our customers’ cargo so we offer the best cargo insurance. Gregory Blackburn Shipping has been shipping to The Caribbean from The UK every week since 2005 and we are a market leader in Caribbean shipping! Get your free shipping quote today and see how much money you can save, and we also provide FREE collection of your items in the London area. For as little as £49.99 per barrel shipped to Jamaica and £65 to other Caribbean islands, we ensure that your valuables are secured to the highest standard and that they arrive at your Caribbean destination quickly and safely.