Frequently Asked Questions

Based in London JP RAM Shipping has specialised in shipping cargo for private individuals to the Caribbean for over 30 years. Your cargo is professionally loaded into freight containers at our premises with the utmost care and attention. It is then shipped straight through from the U.K without being opened or discharged until reaching its final destination.

If you would like to talk to somebody about your shipment, call us on +44(0) 207 476 0154 or email us on If you would like an online quote click here to go to our quote form.

Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost?

We offer very competitive rates based upon the size of your cargo. Please contact our office with your cargo dimensions and we will be happy to quote for your shipment.


Is there a minimum charge?

We have a very low minimum charge which covers freight, handling, and documentation charges.


Do you ship worldwide?

We specialise in the Caribbean, but can and do ship to practically any location in the world offering an identical service, including small shipments of personal effects, vehicles, as well as customers wishing to relocate.


What about payment for the shipping charges?

Ocean freight charges are normally payable in London. Any port fees or customs duty at the destination are the responsibility of the consignee.


Can I pay by credit or debit card?

Debit cards and all major credit cards are accepted.


Is there an office at the destination I can contact?

Yes, JP RAM Shipping has an agent at every location that it ships to. Our agents can advise on, or assist you with, local customs clearance procedures. They can also arrange to send your cargo onto an inland address if you wish.


I am a returning resident or relocating, will you advise me?

Yes, we will advise you on the best method to ship your cargo as safely and cost effectively as possible. For Full Load containers we will supply free packaging to wrap your household goods and advise you on insurance. If you wish, we will send a representative to visit you at your home to view your cargo and advise you without obligation.


How long does it take for the cargo to arrive in the islands?

The approximate transit times between the UK and the various destinations are as follows:

  • Barbados 10 days
  • St. Lucia 9 days
  • St. Vincent 13 days
  • Dominica 11 days
  • Grenada 12 days
  • St Kitts 11 days
  • Kingston, Jamaica 14-21 days
  • Montego Bay, Jamaica 21 days
  • Montserrat 17 days
  • Trinidad 17 days
  • Guyana 17 days


When should I deliver my cargo?

Sailings are weekly or fortnightly and cargo must be delivered 5 days prior to the sailing date. We ask that you call our office prior to delivering the cargo to our warehouse so we can make a booking and reserve space in the container for you - visit our Contact us page


Where do I deliver the cargo in the U.K.?

First call our office to place a booking tel. 020 7476 0154 or email us at then deliver your cargo to our warehouse at:

1B & 1C St Mark's Ind Estate,
439 North Woolwich Road
Silvertown, London E16 2BS

If you prefer, we can arrange collection and delivery of your cargo to our warehouse. We do require 48 hours notice prior to collecting.


Do you provide packing services?

Yes, simply deliver to us or we can arrange to collect your shipment. We will then have it professionally packed for you for a small charge.


Do you provide packaging?

Yes, for a small charge we can deliver a choice of packaging to your doorstep. You can pack your cargo while the driver waits if you can pack it immediately, or we will return to collect your cargo at a later date.


Can you ship cars?

Yes, cars can be professionally packed into freight containers and we offer very competitive freight rates based on the vehicle size. There are import restrictions on vehicles, so please ask for advice from the relevant Embassy before shipping.


Can you insure my cargo?

Yes, we offer a variety of marine insurance policies from total loss only to all risks - click here to see a list of downloadable insurance forms.


Service that has stood the test of time.

JP RAM Shipping offers you an excellent and reliable service to the Caribbean at a very competitive price. With over 30 years experience, we know how to care for your cargo and ensure prompt delivery of goods to their destination. We will accommodate your special requests whenever possible, so please enquire if you have additional requirements. Using JP RAM Shipping gives you the benefit of low freight costs combined with a fast transit time.