Shipping your household goods in fully protected steel-constructed 20 foot or 40 foot ocean container is the proven method to safeguard your belongings during ocean transport. Our rates are calculated on a per-container basis. Price depends on the overall length of the ocean container you choose and the type of service you select. The costs depend on the place the container would be sent to for your loading and also on your final destination country. Door to Door: We can arrange for a container to be dropped off at your home or business, picked up when you have finished packing the container and delivered to your new location. With this service we plan the trucking and ocean transit for you. All you have to do is pack your goods in the container and make a list of your goods and their values. We arrange for you to ship your personal vehicle or boat with your household goods in the same container, or if you choose, you may deliver your vehicle directly to the port for shipment via a RO/RO vessel. To obtain more information about port to port service for your vehicle please ask us. To obtain a free estimate for your move fill out our request-an-quote form or call our customer service representative. We can accept payment on your credit card in some cases and will send you the Credit Card Authorization form when you are ready to arrange for the payment. The following payment methods are accepted:
Bank or postal money order
Credit card - Master Card, VISA American Express or Discover ? Card holder must fill in and sign the Credit Card Authorization form and send it back to us with a copy of their identification.
Sorry, no personal checks are accepted
Payment of the full amount or a deposit must be received prior to the delivery of empty equipment and subsequent delivery to port or rail
Shipment reference number must be noted on your payment
Which Container Is Right For Me?
We offer a Full Container Load service (FCL) and will provide you with a clean, empty 20 foot or 40 foot ocean container for loading your personal household goods. You, as the shipper, are responsible for packing, loading and securing your personal household goods in the container.
Obtaining Your Container For Loading
The container will be delivered to you on a chassis (wheels) raising the container floor about four feet above the ground. The shipping line does not provide ramps or lift-gates, tie-downs or packing materials for loading. To avoid parking violations for a container parked on a public street overnight, we strongly advise that you take a moment and check with your local city hall officials or police department for restrictions
Arrival at the Destination Port
When the ship arrives at its destination port, your personal household goods shipment will be unloaded and placed in the container yard and the designated trucker will be notified that the container is available for pickup. Once your container is discharged from the vessel at the destination port your shipment must be cleared through customs at the country of destination before the delivery can be arranged. Customs Clearance is not automatically included in the shipping price quoted. Delivery of your container at the destination: After customs clearance your container can be delivered to your location by our appointed and arranged trucker or you can ask our agent in your destination country to arrange the delivery for you.
Loading Household Goods
Loading at the customers door
Less than container load shipments: (not enough to fill a container with your own goods)
We can arrange for your shipment once it has been packed up in boxes, crates or a Lift Van to most destinations worldwide in one of the 'Groupage' or Less than Container load services for you. The freight rates are based on the overall size and space your shipment takes up inside the container. We can give you an estimate of the costs when you are able to give us the dimensions of your shipments and the estimated weight.
We can not accept UNPACKED goods in our LCL service and we can only handle shipments that we packed in boxes, cartons, drums, and barrels or in some other way PACKED. If you have loose furniture it has to be packed before we can accept it for shipment in a groupage container. If you are not able to adequately pack your furniture you can have a local mover pack it for you.
It is important to have a good idea of the sizes of your cartons or boxes as well as the estimated weights.
Full container shipments: (The containers are 20 foot or 40 foot long by 8 foot wide and 8.5 foot or 9 foot high)
Please advise the details of your place of loading such as city and zip / postal code if you want us to quote to have the container brought to your house for loading.
We do not arrange for the loading of your goods into the container. For this you can do this on your own or hire local labor to take your goods from your house and load them into the container. You can also arrange with a local mover to pack your goods into the container that we will have brought to your home.
When do you plan to make your shipment?
If you plan to make your shipment more than three months in the future keep in mind that rates may change and it is more effective to start to plan your shipment about 6 weeks before you expect to make your shipment.
Please advise your full contact details (phone/fax/E-mail etc.) when you are ready to start to arrange for your shipment.
We are ready to assist you with all your transportation needs.
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