After your belongings have been packed, your mover will arrange for all freight and transportation of your household effects. Items may be transported by air, sea or road.
The mover will also arrange for all necessary paperwork and customs documentation and will advise on any customs restrictions.
Your household goods will be loaded onto and transported using the company's fleet of international moving vehicles.
Shipping by sea
Shipping by sea is usually the most cost effective way to move your household effects; it is also the most popular method. There are three main ways to ship your belongings. The one that is right for you will depend on your budget and the volume of goods.
- Full Container Load (FCL) – this involves access to your own, exclusive use container. The contents of a three bedroom house can usually fit into a 20ft container.
- Shared Container / Groupage Service – this is useful if you are sending a selected number of items or if you haven’t got enough to fill a full container.
- Baggage Service – this service is usually used for sending a single item e.g. a suitcase or a few items.
International removals by air (air freight)
Sending your household goods by air is a useful option if you prefer a shorter transit time. As it is a faster service than shipping by sea, it is a good option for smaller shipments or essential items which are needed immediately when arriving at the destination.
An air service can sometimes be cost effective for larger shipments if the destination is inland or far away from a sea port, but in general it is more expensive than sending your goods by sea. This is due to the airline’s fuel costs and also the labour involved in preparing the consignment for shipment by air (due to high security regulations). However, the shorter transit times are a key benefit for many people.
In addition to customs clearance, the shipment of household effects on a door to door basis also includes the delivery of your belongings to your new home. An experienced team will unload, unpack and remove the packing debris, allowing you to quickly resume your family and professional life.