Questions can be directed to either office at the phone numbers
above or for vehicles going to St. Croix,
For vehicles going to Florida
We will need length, width height and
weight and whether it will be delivered on a trailer or a cradle.
Please contact us with this information and we will provide delivery
Cars, trucks, and motorcycles going from our Medley, Florida
warehouse to the St Croix container port:
The deadline for us to have your vehicle and all required paperwork
and personal information is each Wednesday morning by 10am. The
vehicle must have less than 1/4 tank of gas and have been emptied of
all personal items. Here is what we need to ship:
1. Proof of ownership which is a copy of front and back of the title
if already in your name, otherwise a copy of the title and bill of
sale, or if there is a loan, a letter of permission from your lien
holder and a copy of stateside registration
2. Insurance will be available for vehicles less than 10 years old, unless you decline with written instructions.
3. Your personal information is required for us to clear VI road tax and
US Customs for you. We need your name as will be on the
VI Title, physical address, phone numbers including cell, make,
year, model, color and number of cylinders of vehicle, and your
social security number.
4. Road tax is 16 cents per pound and Customs is free if US assembled.
Foreign vehicles are subject to Customs duties with a maximum of 6% of their value.
These charges will be added to your freight bill after it is processed.
- The ship leaves each Thursday and arrives three days later on
Sunday. We normally have all vehicle cleared of road tax and Customs
on Wednesday or Thursday. Once cleared we will call you for payment and
Cars and trucks going from the St Croix container port
to the Port of Palm Beach, Florida:
- you must take your VI title and registration to the Lt. Governor's
office in Christiansted and obtain a lien search letter made out to
VI Motor Vehicles, then take that letter to Motor Vehicles to obtain
a letter made out to US Customs of permission to export (these
letters cost $25 and $10, respectively).
-provide VI Cargo with
1. Copy of title
2. Copy of driver's license if owner is
delivering, else notarized letter of authorization from owner to
3. Letter from VI Motor Vehicles to US
Customs of permission to export
4. Vehicles less than 10 years old will be automatically insured
unless you decline with written instructions
5. Your intentions as to whether you
will clear Customs yourself in Florida or hire a Customs broker
6. Your physical address in the States
and contact phone numbers including cell
7. Vehicle must be clean upon delivery,
no mud, they will inspect for dirt and mud including the wheel wells
8. Vehicle must have all personal items
removed and not more than 1/4 tank of gas
9. Vehicle registration
If you can pick up the vehicle at the port in Florida you can
also clear Customs and save the Customs broker fees. If not,
we can recommend a broker.
Insurance is optional and 1.5% of the amount of insured value
you wish to purchase.
We sail from St. Croix to Florida every Saturday. The
vehicle must be at the port by Tuesday 4PM and will arrive 8 days
later on Wednesday. It's usually held by US Customs for
inspection which can take from 3-7 days.
US Customs on occasion requires additional inspections or a formal
entry which is at their sole discretion and might incur
additional customer charges
Please realize that these charges are not VI Cargo's and we
have no control over them.
US Customs does not accept personal items in a vehicle.
A vehicle is not a shipping container in the eyes of US Customs.
To avoid storage charges your vehicle must be Customs cleared and
picked up within 5 days of arrival.
Please note, vehicles cannot have personal goods inside and must
have not more than 1/4 tank of gas