The process of moving abroad to a new destination takes from a few days, 1 week to six months, depending on origin and destination, Planning will help minimize surprises and allow you to enjoy the transition.
Long distance movers, will charge you based on a few major factors: 1) total volume of the shipment to be moved, 2) the move distance to your new home, 3) the number and nature of additional services you request – packing, furniture assembly and re-assembly, temporary storage, etc. 4) the transport mode: Road, Sea (FCL/LCL/Groupage) and AIR 5) sharing transport or designated transport 6) flexibility on dates.
Are you sure of an upcoming move but unsure of where you’re moving to? It’s actually pretty common. One major concern is receiving household goods when there’s no forwarding addresses. A moving service doesn’t need an address to finalize plans and we can even start your move and then store (in transit) everything until you’ve 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 items.
Before packing for your move, it’s a good idea to look critically at what you don’t need, or can easily get in the destination country. That way you won’t pay to take things with you that you don’t need at the other end. Depending on the destination country, the rules for certain items vary i.e. alcohol, art etc. we will provide you with the destinations country guide to clarify and guide you through it.
What Items Can’t I Ship Internationally?
There are several items that are restricted during international shipping. The great thing is that these are items you’re unlikely to want to take anyway.
You’ve probably seen most of these items before boarding a flight at the airport. Think illegal substances, flammable items, weapons, toxic chemicals, and paints. Alcohol, prescription drugs, and tobacco products are also limited/prohibited.
While you may hire us to load and transport your goods to the nearest port to be shipped overseas, there will usually be an partner company waiting at your destination country to receive your shipment. This company is typically referred to as a Destination/Origin Agent in the overseas shipping industry(depending if you are leaving or returning to Europe. Your personal move manager will be your point of contact and will be assisted by our destination or origin agent.