Planning Your International Move
The Moving Doctor International Shipping & Moving Specialists
The Moving Doctor specializes in providing overseas shipping and international moving services:professional loading at export warehouses, international moving via ocean containers, self-pack overseas relocation, worldwide household goods shipping and sending furniture abroad.
The 5 Steps to International Relocation & Overseas Moving:
Check on customs regulations & import duties in overseas country
Call The Moving Doctor and request your quote
Prepare the furniture for shipping; create itemized packing list
Book the shipment and organize shipping arrangements
Follow up with the port agent at destination regarding the arrival of the ship
Moving costs are based on the total volume (measured in cubic meters) or weight of your personal belongings. Items can be shipped by the following methoods: LCL (Less then Container Load) where your goods will be shipped in consolidated containers. FCL (Full Container Load) 20ft. or 40ft. or 'Sole Use' container.
LCL (Less than Container Loads)
All goods should be wrapped and packed into strong cardboard moving boxes. Larger items such as dressers, tables, chairs, should be blanket wrapped; bed mattress's to be wrapped with thick plastic.
We arrange the goods in a uniform manner to ascertain the total L x W x H and weight which depicts the eventual price based on a combination of the total Cubic Meters and the total weight.
A Cubic Meter is equivalent to 39"L x 39"W x 39"H inches, Ocean Freight shipments moving LCL are charged on a prorated basis therefore if you have 3.3 Cubic Meters you pay for 3.3CBM not 4CBM.
FCL (Full Container Loads)
The two container dimensions are:
20ft L x 8ft W x 8ft
Capacity: 31 Cubic Meters
1159 Cubic Foot
Max Weight 40,00lbs
40ft L x 8ft W x 8ft H
Capacity: 67 Cubic Meters
2377 Cubic Foot
Max Weight 40,000
Clearing your shipment for customs depends upon the country you are moving to. You will need some or all of the following documents:
Detailed packing list with value of contents
Receipts for appliances and new furniture Tenancy contract or Title for new house
Proper proof of tax exemption, it entitled
Bill of Lading
Contact The Moving Doctor to schedule a free consultation.