An international move takes from a few days, to 1 week or even six months, depending on origin and destination. A good planning will help minimize surprises and allow you to enjoy the move.
1. The costs of an international move are based on a few major factors;
2. The total volume of the shipment to be moved;
3. The distance to your new home;
4. The number and nature of additional services you request, such as packing, furniture disassembly and re-assembly, temporary storage, etc.;
5. The transport mode: via road, sea (FCL/LCL/Groupage) or air;
6. Combined transport or designated transport;
7. Flexibility on dates.
Are you certain of an upcoming move but do you not yet know where you are moving to? It is actually quite common. A moving service does not need an address to finalize plans and we can even start your move and store (in transit) everything until you have found a new place. Once you know the destination, the shipment can be scheduled for delivery.
The good news is that you can ship most personal and household items internationally. This includes furniture, clothing, and other household goods.
Before your goods are being packed, it is recommended to critically look and choose the items you do not need, or can easily replace in the destination country. That way you will not pay to take the things that you do not need at the other end. Depending on the destination country, the rules for certain items vary e.g. alcohol, art etc. We can clarify and provide the information regarding rules in the destination country.
Several items are restricted for international shipping and they differ per country. The great thing is that these are items you are unlikely want to take anyway.
You have probably seen most of these items before boarding a flight at the airport. Think of illegal substances, flammable items, weapons, toxic chemicals, and paint. Alcohol, prescription drugs, and tobacco products are also limited/prohibited. Be informed and read carefully of what is allowed before these goods are packed as it saves time and disappointments. We have custom guides for removal goods available which you can request to your contact person.
When you are using our service to load and transport your goods to the nearest port for shipping overseas, a partner company will be waiting in the destination country to receive your shipment. This company is called a “ Destination or Origin Agent”. Your personal move manager will be your point of contact and will be assisted by our agents in the Netherlands and at destination.