Yes to this! I recently bought a 40 footer (from the active port of Savannah Ga. ) and had it moved about 6 miles and placed on my lot to be used for material and equipment storage. That alone cost $300. Just to move. The container cost $2000 because of condition. Do they stack the 20' separate from the 40's during ocean trip? Come to think of it I don't think I have seen them stacked mixed together.Has to be a 20 footer , no one ships 40 footers , astronomical cost to do so , unless you are a Business and set up for it .
You must go to the port to identify the goods.
My inspection was for random pieces -
they asked to see just a few items on the list - not all
Yes, my car came off.... separate trip back to pay for and license it
under the resident program
Household items were transferred to a truck for immediate delivery to Cabrera
All goods carried inside and placed... incl a fridge
Hispaniola Freight oversaw and helped me all the way-
incl wheel grease a la Black Knight
They took me to get my placa too
I have no complaints about the service.
I knew no better.....my first encounter w/ bureaucracy ....
Pick the right professionals- that's the ticket
Wiggle room indeed. Depending on where it is going and blah blah blah, consider it being like a three point turn of your car (with a 40foot albatros on your back).Take this into consideration your destination if you use an ocean container. A 20' container is best suited supposing that your final location is very rural or on a very narrow street in an urban location. The logistics of bringing a loaded container to your door still will be a logistical headache if there is no access road wiggle room.
Bring with you household goods that are necessary and make you comfortable. More goods mean more import taxes. Electric appliances have the highest tariffs. Dominican Customs oversees the unloading of household goods containers at the destination port. Everything is removed from the container and inspected. All packed boxes are opened. It is best you, friend(s), and the forwarder agents be at the inspection to observe and make comment. Many good eyes keep the workers honest. When inspection is over the taxes will be calculated. The shipment will not be released from Customs until evidence is provided the taxes have been paid.