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May 11th 2022, 11:14 am
Replies: 7
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Posted By ottotheboar

Re: Shipping East Coast USA to UK April 2022

Did he reply ? I sent him an email to look out for a message

Just sent you a PM with his phone number
May 5th 2022, 12:31 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,102
Posted By ottotheboar

Re: Shipping East Coast USA to UK April 2022

Email Mark at <snip>. I have no affiliation with other than working with him for over 20 years.
Apr 28th 2022, 12:13 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,102
Posted By ottotheboar

Shipping East Coast USA to UK April 2022

Just spoke with my agent in the UK. The cost of ocean freight for a 40 foot container from the US East Coast to the UK is holding at around $1900. No packing or loading this is only freight.
There...
Apr 21st 2022, 11:54 am
Replies: 7,876
Views: 510,320
Posted By ottotheboar

Re: Let's talk about cars

I have driven Ford for a long time and was looking for a light duty truck around two years ago. I friend suggested I look at Dodge and I bought a Ram 1500 Big Horn Crew Cab 4wd Off Road. So far I am...
Apr 20th 2022, 8:24 pm
Replies: 7,876
Views: 510,320
Posted By ottotheboar

Re: Let's talk about cars

I saw the proposed buy back due to quality issues.
My F350 needs replacing, I am told the 6.7 Ford diesel is still a little hit and miss. I am hearing a lot of good things about the straight six 6.7...
Apr 11th 2022, 12:14 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 1,667
Posted By ottotheboar

Re: Renting a cargo van (as opposed to a truck) one-way

We have a Yukon XL Denali there is a lot of room inside with the seats down but the rear door size limits what you can load. Depending what you are loading sometimes going through the second row...
Forum: USA
Mar 16th 2022, 9:16 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,641
Posted By ottotheboar

Re: Shipping cars UK to US

I have not checked recently but as far as I know if the exact model of a car is imported and sold in the USA it can be imported and modified to NHSTA specs by a Registered Importer. On the HS7 form...
Feb 9th 2022, 2:39 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,982
Posted By ottotheboar

Re: Shipping cost from NJ, USA to UK

I you are having a container dropped off you will pay twice the amount of road freight as it will be four trips plus another day for the chassis rental.
The cost between a 20 and 40 footer is...
Feb 9th 2022, 2:35 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,982
Posted By ottotheboar

Re: Shipping cost from NJ, USA to UK

I was quoted $1900 Norfolk VA to Liverpool ocean freight just before Chistmas.
Feb 9th 2022, 2:27 am
Replies: 29
Views: 2,843
Posted By ottotheboar

Re: Shipping situation from USA to UK

I am not connected to any shipping company but have been importing and exporting for close to 30 years. The information I post on the forum is based on my own experiences not gleaned from the news....
Nov 22nd 2021, 2:55 pm
Replies: 87
Views: 4,420
Posted By ottotheboar

Re: Standby Generators

A chap who did small engine repairs told me for the majority of small engines he never touched the carb, he just threw the old one away and fitted a new one. I can see why now at these prices
Nov 22nd 2021, 11:37 am
Replies: 87
Views: 4,420
Posted By ottotheboar

Re: Standby Generators

We have a small 5500 watt Briggs and Stratton generator we use for power in remote locations. The float bowl was leaking and the parts from B & S were out of stock.
I found a replacement carb on...
Nov 22nd 2021, 11:27 am
Replies: 29
Views: 2,843
Posted By ottotheboar

Re: Shipping situation from USA to UK

As mentioned previously ask for the vessel and voyage number then you can follow it on Marine Tracking. If it is heading to Southampton or Felixstowe be prepared for it to be diverted to Rotterdam...
Nov 22nd 2021, 11:22 am
Replies: 29
Views: 2,843
Posted By ottotheboar

Re: Shipping situation from USA to UK

Good to hear you finally received your shipment. It looks like the removal company had poor communication with the shipping line. The shipping situation would have been clear, the delays did not...
Nov 16th 2021, 2:57 am
Replies: 29
Views: 2,843
Posted By ottotheboar

Re: Shipping situation from USA to UK

Finally !!
I have a container to go out of Norfolk Virginia to Liverpool next month will see how it goes.
Nov 14th 2021, 5:01 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 670
Posted By ottotheboar

Re: What shipping service do you use to send small items from the UK to the US?

Transglobal Express they offer quotes will the major shippers. I like them as if the person in the UK does not have a computer / printer they will mail the waybill. I have heard Parcel Hero is good...
Forum: USA
Nov 12th 2021, 11:36 am
Replies: 5
Views: 874
Posted By ottotheboar

Re: SHIPPING FROM THE USA TO UK

Unfortunately no cheap option. UPS and FEDEX are good but as mentioned not cheap. The Post Office can also tack duty on the package upon arrival in the UK.
It has been suggested before to use Amazon...
Nov 8th 2021, 1:15 pm
Nov 8th 2021, 1:11 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 2,843
Posted By ottotheboar

Re: Shipping situation from USA to UK

Unfortunately they have your container and you are being held hostage, I would read the invoice very carefully and see who is actually tacking this fee on.
I have known some true weasels over the...
Oct 28th 2021, 11:35 am
Replies: 29
Views: 2,843
Posted By ottotheboar

Re: Shipping situation from USA to UK

That sounds correct. Just waiting for customs clearance and and driver to deliver the container.
Oct 27th 2021, 4:10 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 848
Posted By ottotheboar

Re: Anyone collected a car from Baltimore port?

Looks like the Donnington is due in Southampton on the 28th then on to Baltimore. Is your car on it ?
Oct 27th 2021, 3:56 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 2,843
Posted By ottotheboar

Re: Shipping situation from USA to UK

Getting closer. Try to get a vessel / voyage number for the Hamburg / Tilbury voyage. Arrival on the 31st in Tilbury sounds optimistic, from what I am hearing from people with containers inbound from...
Oct 25th 2021, 1:01 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 2,843
Posted By ottotheboar

Re: Shipping situation from USA to UK

If you have the name and voyage number of the vessel you can follow it on marine tracking.
My original post was intended to inform people who would be shipping from the East Coast.
Oct 18th 2021, 7:54 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 2,843
Posted By ottotheboar

Shipping situation from USA to UK

I was speaking to my agent in the UK today and the situation regarding shipping from the USA to the UK is pretty bleak.
Shipping companies are making bookings with steamship lines and they are often...
Oct 15th 2021, 9:11 pm
Replies: 87
Views: 4,420
Posted By ottotheboar

Re: Standby Generators

I would be curious how much it would cost and the lead time for a CARB shop to modify a small petrol engine. Right now it is around $14,000 and 6 month wait for George at G&K to modify a 200/300Tdi...
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