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Shipping to Barbados

Whether you are looking to ship barrels to Barbados for relatives or for your holidays or return home to Barbados and need a complete relocation package, Transpakship have been shipping to Barbados for over 40 years and can offer advice and experience for the whole process.

Transpakship are able to offer a range of services for your shipment to Barbados, whether you want to ship Christmas gifts to friends and relatives or take advantage of our door to door services and full removal services.

What are my options for shipping drums or barrels to Barbados?

Transpakship have a regular shipping service to Barbados which covers the port of Bridgetown:

Shipping to Barbados, Port only (Ex arrival consignee) - This is the cheapest way of shipping to Barbados and covers collection and shipping to Bridgetown, Barbados, however all charges once the goods have arrived at the port will be the responsibility of the people receiving the goods in Barbados. These costs include customs clearance and the destination terminal handling in Bridgetown and of course any customs and excise charges.

Shipping to Barbados, cleared (Arrival cleared) - This method of shipping to Barbados is designed to make it as easy as possible for you to arrange your shipment. This service includes collection, shipping, terminal handling and clearance in Barbados. Although we try to cover as many charges as possible, we regretfully cannot cover Customs Duty. Using this service to ship to Barbados will mean that, with the exception of Customs Duty and any required storage in Barbados, all charges will have been paid by the shipper when collecting the goods at the port.

Shipping to Barbados, door to door (Paid to destination) - Why not take advantage of our door to door service, and leave all of the hassle to us. As with the above shipping to Barbados, cleared, this service covers all of the charges with the exception of Customs Duty and any potential storage in Barbados and the Customs Duties. Although attendance at the port is still necessary, if you choose to ship to Barbados door to door, once the relevant Customs duty has been paid onward delivery to your residence will be arranged at the earliest convenience after clearance.

Should I insure my shipment to Barbados?

Although you can trust your shipments with Transpakship we do advise that insurance is taken out, to avoid any unforeseen problems and circumstances that can happen beyond our control. Please feel free to contact our office for the current comprehensive insurance rates we can offer.

What should I expect at the port?

If you choose Transpakship to handle your shipping to Barbados, our agent in Bridgetown will contact you, or your representative in Barbados, when your goods arrive in Barbados to advise what day to attend the port to commence clearance. You will require proof of ID, such as a passport or driving licence and cash for any duty and charges payable.

When you arrive at the port your goods will have been discharged from the shipping container and placed into the warehouse, and on your arrival will be placed into the Customs inspection area. Some customs officers may request a partial viewing, whilst others may insist on a full turn-out, and this is at the discretion of the individual Customs official. We do encourage you to stay close by and raise any concerns with the handlers if you feel it necessary.

Once inspection is finished you will be taken with the Customs officer to complete the clearance procedure and pay any duty and charges as necessary. You are then free to obtain a release note and take your goods from the port. If you have decided to take advantage of Transpakship's door to door service then onward delivery will now be arranged.

I want to ship a vehicle to Barbados, is this possible?

It certainly is, we offer roll on roll of and containerised options. However first we would recommend contacting the Barbados High Commission to see what level of duty if any you will have to pay in Barbados as much depends on your circumstances. They can be reached at 1 Great Russell Street London, Greater London WC1B 3ND or tel 020 7299 7150 or via the web at

I am returning to Barbados as a returning resident, what should I do?

Transpakship have been helping the Uk's Bajan population return to Barbados for over 40 years, and are able to arrange 20 foot or 40 foot containers to help you return home or offer you the option of shipping your goods inside one of our groupage containers for a cheaper and more cost effective option . We advise anyone thinking of returning to Barbados to take advantage of our free no obligation consultation service.

Our representative will arrange a visit to assess your individual needs, what you are looking to ship, dates that you would like to travel and any storage requirements.

Our thorough door to door quotation will cover all additional requirements, whether you want to take advantage of our professional packing service, or storage in the UK, and we guarantee extremely competitive rates for all returning residents.