TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico Shipping

Vehicle from St. Thomas to Jacksonville

Shipping your vehicle with us is as easy as following the steps below. If you have any questions, please contact us at 877.775.7447 Prompt 4 or email

Step 1: Gather Required Information

  • Shipper’s complete name, physical address, phone, and email
  • Consignee’s complete name, physical address, phone, and email
  • Vehicle’s value, year, make, model, and the complete VIN #.
  • Sail date from Jacksonville to SJU (every Tuesday & Friday).
  • EIN # (Obtain at
    View instructions or call 800.829.4933

Step 2: Contact Booking Team to Make a Booking

Step 3: Send Required Documents to Documentation Team and San Juan

Please email the items below to or fax to 904.805.8106.

  • Copy of Title, front and back (or authorization from the Financial Institution, if financed).
  • Clear enlarged copy of the owners Driver’s License, and if owner is not present to deliver, a signed Letter of Authorization must be granted to the party making the shipping arrangements.
  • Vehicle Registration
  • Lien search conducted at the Lieutenant Governor’s Office (if vehicle is registered in the V.I.).
  • Customs Clearance from of Motor Vehicles indicating vehicle is free of fines (valid 3 days).
  • Importer Security filing (ISF 10+2) mandatory for all shipments from the USVI to USA. You are responsible for contacting a licensed customs broker to file the ISF 10+2. A list of brokers can be found here:
  • Receipt from pressure washing vehicle (motor, undercarriage, exterior).
  • Copy of Consignee’s Identification
  • Vehicle Exportation Sheet
  • USDA Hold Acknowledgment Form
  • Insurance Acceptance or Declination Form

Step 4: Drop Off Your Vehicle at the St. Thomas Port

Pre-Payment: Prepay before dropping off your vehicle with a Certified Check, Money Order, Visa or Master Card (no cash) by calling the Financial Service Department at 800.422.2743 extension 4301.

Drop Window: Drop your vehicle no earlier than 7 calendar days prior to sailing, but before the cut off (below).

Cut Offs: Documentation/delivery by Thursday 12:00PM

Drop Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00AM-5:00PM

TOTE Maritime - St. Thomas Terminal
3800 Crown Bay
Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas, VI 00804

Phone / Fax: 340.714.1361 / 340.714.2854

Recalls: Vehicles with recalls that may create a fire hazard are subject to a $100.00 charge related to safety procedures. If the fire hazard recall is fixed prior to dropping the vehicle off at the port, you can send proof of completion to and avoid the $100.00 fee. You can look up your VIN on to see incomplete fire hazard recalls.


  • Do NOT leave documents in the vehicle
  • Additional cargo (that is not physically attached to the vehicle) is not permitted to remain in the These restricted items include but are not limited to car seats, jumper cables, tool boxes, etc.
  • Vehicle must contain no more than a ¼ tank of gas

Step 5: Prepare to Pick Up Your Vehicle in Jacksonville

Track: Use the track and trace tool on the TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico web portal to monitor shipment activity (view instructions). Load and discharge events as well as changes to the ETD and ETA of your shipment will be reflected on the site.

Step 6: Pick Up Vehicle in Jacksonville

USDA: Upon arrival in the US vehicles are subject to USDA inspection. Upon release, TOTE Maritime will contact customer to pick up vehicles. Please ensure that you have been contacted prior to making arrangements to pick up the vehicle.

Escort: An escort with a TWIC badge is required for you to reach our Jacksonville port location. The JAXPORT Access Control Center (904.357.3344) offers courtesy escorts for the owner of the vehicle and/or persons listed as a shipper or consignee on our Booking Confirmation or you may pay to contract independently. In order to leave the terminal, please arrange for a TWIC endorsed taxi or have someone accompany you in their own vehicle.

5250 William Mills Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32226

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 8:00AM-12:00PM, 1:30PM-4:00PM
Tuesday and Friday 8:00AM-4:30PM

Phone: 904.751.2110

Demurrage: Shipments of vehicles not exceeding 900 cubic feet (self-propelled) will be allowed a free time period of 7 calendar days. Demurrage (storage) starts day 8. Demurrage charges will be collected prior to cargo being released.

VI Vehicles
Days 1-5: $25.00 Per Day
Days 6 or more: $30.00 Per Day

Additional Customs and Tax Information

  1. If your vehicle is a foreign make, an excise and customs duty based on the blue book value is required in the VI. If your vehicle was made in the US, this does not apply.
  2. There is a One Time Road Tax that everybody has to pay in the VI. It is rated 16 cents per lb on weight of vehicle.
  3. When shipping to the VI, TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico needs a copy of the title or bill of sale, not the original. The original should be sent to the consignee separately. The consignee cannot enter the car prior to Customs clearance and they will need an original to complete the process required to receive Customs clearance.


From St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. To Jacksonville, FL


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