Moving Overseas If you were to move home from one country to a different one and you wanted to take your possessions with you, I am sure that you would get at least slightly concerned for your goods and chattels. If they were not precious to you why take them otherwise? In fact, millions of people move their home gear into and out of the USA alone every year. Dozens of millions of people move home to a foreign country each year worldwide. This gives businesses that specialize in moving households (and individuals) plenty of practice. The best overseas moving businesses are very good and there is no more need to worry than if you were transporting your stuff yourself. Besides this, these companies carry insurance, so there really is little need to worry. Remember as well that museums are constantly lending priceless artefacts to other museums on the other side of the world without any serious ill-effects. It does not stop them doing it again The best moving businesses either have depots or representatives overseas or they have built up reciprocal agreements of cooperation with local businesses overseas who will assist them with the receipt of the goods there and facilitate the local paperwork. Your job is to choose a means of transport and to pick a firm to assist you to move. Decent overseas moving firms will be able to offer you air freight, sea freight and overland transport. Over land is common in Europe because the distances are not great between neighbouring countries. The same is not necessarily true in the Americas. Air freight will be dearer than sea freight, so you ought to get three quotes from top businesses. If friends can give recommendations all well and good. Otherwise, you will have to do some investigation, although the Internet makes this simple. When you have picked three to give you a quote, enter the name of the company into Google with the word 'problems in inverted commas like this: "Express Movers problems". This will give you a good concept of the firm's reputation add 'in Thailand' if you would like to get more specific data about a regional branch. You can pack the stuff yourself or the firm will send people to assist you. This puts the price up, of course, but it does generally make certain that your goods are packed professionally. It also means that the manifest and the customs declaration will be correct. Furthermore, if the company packs your items and something gets broken, there can be no comeback on you, So, if your furniture is expensive, this is almost certainly the best way to choose.
Strive to be at the airport or the docks to meet your shipment. Representatives from the moving company should be there but things do go wrong particularly in some regions of the world. If you have flown on ahead and are able to meet the shipment with a representative from the shipping firm, so much the better, just in case there is a complication that requires your attention. Owen Jones, the author of this piece, writes on a variety of subjects, but is now involved with international shipping boxes. If you want to know more go to Where Can I Buy Shipping Boxes?