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Shipping Household Goods Overseas

You have already made the life-altering decision to relocate across the world to another country, and that decision probably didn't come easy - but your decision to trust International Sea & Air Shipping with your household goods shipment (HHG) will be. As experts in international household shipping, we're here to help you make your move smoothly.

What Makes International Sea & Air Shipping Different?

Whether you're moving possessions from a two-bedroom apartment or a five-bedroom home, we understand that your personal effects and household items are not just pieces of furniture, appliances, clothing or fine art. They're your family heirlooms, your prized possessions - your irreplaceable memories. That is why we take the utmost care when it comes to packing, loading and international shipping of household goods to your destination country. From point A to B, International Sea & Air Shipping is there for you - no matter your move size or moving budget. In fact, we specialize in large household moves for families with three, four or five bedrooms, relocating all your items properly and efficiently - so you can start your next chapter alongside all your most important possessions.

Services You Will Need When Shipping Household Goods Overseas

Your household shipment, whether shipped by sea or by air, will involve more than simply placing your items in a shipping container and sending them on their way. At International Sea & Air Shipping, we take extra care to ensure everything arrives safely. When we manage your move, we can arrange all services in connection with overseas shipping, including:

Pick Up:We can pick up any household shipment, regardless of the size and foreign destination. If your household goods shipment is not large enough for a container of its own, we will pick it up in one of our trucks and move it to our warehouse, where we will consolidate it into our groupage container service.

Wrapping and Packing
Your goods are traveling a long way over international waters, so it is imperative they be packed properly. Our specially trained packing experts will pre-wrap all of your delicate items using the finest materials available to ensure maximum protection required for overseas shipping Then, your items will be placed into cartons or wooden cases. Your items always get first-class service with us! Don't forget to ask about our custom crating for your most valuable items.

Some examples of delicate items that need extra care include:
  • Chinaware
  • Knickknacks
  • Glass figurines
  • Paintings
  • Sculptures

Containerization: Do you need a 20-foot container, or 40-foot? Let us determine a shipping container that suits your international moving needs. Once we do an in-home survey of your shipment, we will bring your container to your home, which will then be loaded and sealed for shipment.

Export Documentation: Not a fan of paperwork? No problem! Just contact us to get started. One of our international moving specialists will assist you with all of the documentation you will need before making your overseas move. We want to simplify the moving process for you, not make it more complicated. Let us walk you through documentation quickly and easily.

Ocean Freight and Air Freight: We help plan your household goods shipment via ocean freight or air freight. What's the difference between these transport options?
  • Ocean freight generally has a longer transit time than air freight, but it is a safe and budget-friendly option to transport your shipment overseas. We offer lift van, exclusive container and shared container services, depending on the size of shipment.
  • Air-freight shipments are offered at a premium price, but will allow the quickest transit time. If you have a specific moving deadline, air-freight shipping is optimal (though we suggest to only ship essential items via air freight).

Delivery to Final Overseas Destination: This is the most important part of your international shipment - getting your goods to their final destination. With over 600 agents and affiliates worldwide, International Sea & Air Shipping is able to coordinate your move and pave the way for a smooth custom clearance and expeditious service.

Inside Delivery With Unpacking and Removal of Debris: You've already traveled across oceans for your move, so why worry about cleaning and unpacking? We can arrange trained professionals to deliver your shipment, unpack and remove all debris from your new home - all you have to do is sit back and relax!

All-Risk Marine Insurance With Door-to-Door Coverage: This is the broadest form of shipping insurance and covers any loss or damage from any external cause - so rest easy knowing your shipment is covered from your country of origin to your final destination.

Storage Solutions: Storing all or part of your household goods can be an affordable option during your transition overseas. Talk to one of our international moving specialiststo learn more about the details of your overseas move and how to store your goods.

Get an Estimate for Your Overseas Move

When you're ready to relocate internationally, we can provide you with affordable international household shipping rates. Moving costs are based on either the total volume (measured in cubic feet) or the weight of your personal belongings. We offer two methods of shipping services: The most common is LCL (less-than container load), where your goods will be shipped in our consolidated containers. The other option is FCL (full container load), for the exclusive use of a 20-foot or 40-foot container for your shipment.

To determine your household cubic feet, you can fill out our detailed online estimate form and one of our moving specialists will get back to you with an estimate.

For more information on international shipping, or to schedule an appointment for a home survey, please feel free to call us: 1-866-788-1090

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