Moving to a different country is very different than moving within the same country or state. As a consumer you would need to have a lot more trust in the reputation of the company that you are hiring as opposed to doing local move.
For the majority of the time you cannot have access to the inventory that you are shipping, you are out of the jurisdiction of your home country and you have to have full trust in the agents that your company at the origin is choosing to work with abroad.
Checking company's reputation is crucial. Make sure that they are licensed by Federal Maritime Commission by going to the FMC website and search for their OTI-NVOCC license number unless you are hiring a company that is not incorporated in the United States. Also make sure that they have an outstanding reputation with the local Better Business Bureau and it is always preferred if they are accredited by the organization.
Make sure that they are willing to assign you a sole point of contact that will be with you through the entire moving process. With us you will have a relocation coordinator that is well versed in every aspect of international shipping and will be your sole point of contact for any possible questions such as scheduling, packing, crating, storage, billing, insurance, destination service, etc. This way you are assured that nothing will be neglected all fall between the cracks.
We recommend getting quotes from at least three companies and also making sure that they specialize in transportation of household goods as many international shipping companies don't.
Make sure that they are members of various trade associations such as: American Moving and Storage Association (AMSA), ProMover (AMSA), International Association of Movers (IAM), etc.
Knowledge, expertise, capabilities and reputation is a secret recipe when planning an international move. Movage International has all the right ingredients for a successful and stress-free move.
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