International Moving and Shipping
For anyone moving overseas, shipping household goods and all of your furniture is a lot to think about, even before looking for international moving services. Working with an accredited international moving company such as Schumacher can alleviate any doubts during this process.
Since 1977, Schumacher Cargo Logistics has provided premier international moving services to destinations worldwide from anywhere in the USA. With over 40 years of experience we have developed the processes and services to remove the hassle from your move overseas.
Get a free international moving quote and read the guide below on how to move internationally with us today!
How to Move Internationally
No matter where you are moving overseas, the shipping process is moderately similar. Our representatives will work with you through the whole door to door process from one home to the next.
Initial International Moving Advice
Determining how much you want to move internationally is a vital step. Once you know your volume, you will have a better understanding of the services needed. It’s one of the more important questions to ask before an international move and it depends on your budget as well as where you will be living abroad.
Overseas Household Shipments Include:
- Full households, condo, or apartment in consolidation or sole container
- Partial ie. offices, secondary contents(military)
- Antiques & heirlooms
- Anything else you have
You’ll also need to consider if you should move certain items. For instance, electric outlets for appliances vary by country. If you’re considering shipping furniture overseas, think about the difference in space between your home in the USA and residence in your destination country.
Regardless of how much you decide to bring, we offer options for any size move. Your personal effects and items will be handled by our team that has over 40 years of experience packing, loading and shipping household goods overseas.
How Much Does it Cost to Move Overseas?
After figuring out your volume, you will want to get quotes from international moving companies. As with any relocation, international moving costs are based on multiple factors. These include the type of service, volume of your shipment, origin location, and final destination country.
Type of Service
Are you using a shared groupage service or shipping your goods inside your own 20ft or 40ft container? Are you paying for a door to door service or door to port?
Does the service include destination terminal handling fees? These questions can cause headaches during an already stressful time because not all quotes are created equal, even when they say they are! So you could end up paying hundreds of dollars in hidden fees because you didn’t compare the different international moving quotes you received correctly.
For this reason our international moving specialists create custom quotes in order to make sure there is as much accurate information as possible. Start working with an SCL representative and get your international moving quotation by filling out our Online Quote Form.
Our international moving quotations are all inclusive and include these charges unless stated otherwise.
Volume of Your Move
Don’t know your volume? Try using our volume calculator. The cost to move household goods overseas, whether it is 100 cubic feet or 1000, is based on volume. This makes using a shared service cost effective because you only pay for the space you need.
Those moving a 4 bedroom home or a condo and shipping a car will be better suited booking their own 40 foot container. We specialize in both types of international moves!
As mentioned above our rates are all inclusive and door to door, meaning that once we have an exact measurement of your goods, the quote you receive is what you pay and it includes pickup, destination services, and final delivery.
Why Choose Schumacher Cargo Over Other International Movers?
As an international moving company, we orchestrate over 10,000 household moves annually to over 80 destinations including Australia, Germany, the UK, Europe and many more.
Whether you’re shipping household goods overseas from the east coast, west coast or gulf, we offer everything to get you moving including customs clearance, 24/7 online tracking and in home packing and wrapping options.
Reasons to Move Overseas with Us:
- Door to door international moving rates
- AMSA, IAM, FIDI & FAIM accredited
- Options to suit your budget
- More than 40 years experience
Below you’ll find more information about moving household goods overseas and our company. You can also read over our recommended moving checklist.
Moving Your Personal Effects
Common relocations of personal goods include full and partial households, furniture, antiques, heirlooms, office moves and many others.
Depending on the size and volume, there are different ways of shipping: you’ll have a few options including your own 20 foot or 40 foot container, or you can save even more money using our shared moving container service. No matter what types of personal effects you need to relocate, or how large the volume is, our specialists and our network of global moving partners can handle anything.
Consolidated International Moving
When moving overseas, many people do not have enough goods to fill a whole container. This is why we offer consolidated international moving which shares containers between customers. With this type of overseas move, customers only pay for the space they use in the container. Our experience as an international moving company allows us to offer consolidations to over 80 countries worldwide and provide the most value for our customers’ goods.
Individual International Moving
Alternatively we offer a variety of sizes for containers using sole-use international moving. Our most popular are 20 and 40 foot containers which hold 1000 and 2000 cubic feet respectively. When moving overseas via sole use, there are benefits such as faster departure and additional destination selections. Even without enough to fill a whole container, some will still use their own container due to these benefits.
Where are You Moving From?
With our door to door household goods moving service, we can move you from anywhere in the USA. Below are just a few of the US cities we serve.
Reputable International Shipping Company
In addition to our memberships and licenses, our warehouse crews are professionally trained, the equipment we use is state of the art and our attention to detail is what has helped Schumacher differentiate itself from other moving companies and remain a top mover in the industry.
Our team of international movers and packers keeps our standards under tight control and with the online tracking systems, you are constantly updated with accurate information regarding your move
Paperwork and Documentation
In this digital day and age, little or no actual paperwork is required from our clients and with our online services we’ve been able to fine tune our global documentation processing to make our international moving services even more efficient.
This means clients don’t have to worry about original bill of ladings arriving on time because our express bill of ladings provide for the prompt and safe release of household goods at any worldwide port of arrival.
Whether you’re just starting off with your move and choosing a moving company, or are looking for moving and packing tips, our dedicated staff of relocation specialists are here to help.
Our International Moving Network
We’ve spent the last 40 years building up relationships with clients and growing our network of overseas partners. This allows us to offer the best rates and service options as a international moving company.
Thanks to our ocean contracts with the major steam lines, you’ll see that with our sailing schedule we can take your effects from home pretty much whenever they are ready to go and ship your furniture and belongings from the USA at a great rate.
Start Your International Move with Schumacher
Fill out our Online Quote Form and start your move overseas today!
For any additional questions regarding your move, destination services or locations, call one of our household goods shipping specialists:
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