What is the International Moving Rates?
It goes without saying that moving to another nation will cost more than moving from state to state, but an international move doesn’t have to be a mega expense. If you know what is included in the total cost of your services, you will find ways to save. You can also use a mover’s online calculator or call in for an estimate to get a better idea of the costs for moving from the U.S. to the nation of your choice. Below, you’ll find information on the costs of an international move that will help you to have a better understanding.
A major portion of international moving costs come from the type of transportation that you choose to use. Some moving companies offer the following transportation options to their customers:
- Air Transport
- Sea Transport
- Transport Container/Truck
You can usually combine different transportation methods to keep your costs low, but ultimately it depends on the weight of your stuff. Of course, sea freight is the cheapest option and is usually combined with ground shipping.
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Packing and Unpacking
Packing up your home for international relocation and unpacking everything once you get to your new home in another country is a huge undertaking; so many people choose to take advantage of moving company’s full move services. If you choose to have your professional movers help you pack or unpack, it will be added to the final cost. Full service moves will ease a lot of your responsibility and time. It will also include the cost of packaging materials which usually run cheaper when provided through the mover.
Depending on the location of your new home in another country, the size of your new home, or the amount of time that you plan to live in a foreign country, you may need to store some of your belongings for a while. Many moving companies offer storage services at an additional charge to their international moving costs. It is usually less expensive to store your possessions through the mover’s storage solutions than it is to find separate storage options.
If you are planning an international move, it is important to consider all of the factors when determining the final cost of your relocation. Everything from the distance of the move, the weight of the stuff you need shipped, and the country to which you are relocating contribute to your final costs.
Written By:Joe Webster
Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.
After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.
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