International Shipping & Freight Forwarding Blog

How to Lessen the Pain and Expense from International Moving

Posted by Reid Malinbaum on Tue, Nov 08, 2016 @ 10:19 AM

Starting new abroad is already stressful enough - let's make that transition easier:

Believe me, I know ALL about the stress and pain of moving ones entire livelihood across the globe. Not only have I spent the last 30+ years of my life helping people and businesses with their international moving needs, but I too made that transition once upon a time.

For you there is a much easier and less expensive method to ship your office or household goods internationally than when I made the move back in the 1980s, but not many people realize this.

Believe it or not, but a freight forwarder rather than an actual moving service will everything about the way you view international moving. How about spending half or even LESS on your costs for one?


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Tags: Moving Overseas, Residential Overseas Move

Moving Your Life Overseas? Shipping to Sweden is as Easy as Paj

Posted by Reid Malinbaum on Thu, Sep 08, 2016 @ 03:02 PM

It can be easy as pie, anyhow:

Finding the right freight forwarder when a shipper wants to move their autos & household goods inside one ocean container is not a small task. Not to mention, going through a mover is hideously expensive. Interestingly, your shipment is going to be handled through a licensed freight forwarder anyway, so you're actually better off going direct if you can find one that offers other complimentary services.

Over the last 30+ years of working in this industry, we have seen a lot of problems arise from people shipping their vehicles and household goods overseas, trying to improvise their way through more complicated tasks. On the other end, many give up and ship through movers with a moving cost 3 times more than what an international freight forwarder can do it for.


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Tags: Moving Overseas, Auto Shipping, Residential Overseas Move

How to Avoid Disasters Associated with Moving Overseas

Posted by Reid Malinbaum on Thu, Jun 16, 2016 @ 01:07 PM

Don't let your stuff get stranded:

It's summer, which means it's moving season. People are packing up and heading across town, state, country, and in come cases, across the planet for the next chapters in their lives.

Picking up and moving everything like that is a big deal, especially when heading to a different country, and you should take every precaution imaginable to ensure you don't have to go through what one of my clients recently went through - after accepting a job overseas, but not getting a contract in place before sending everything they owned on a voyage.

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Tags: ocean shipping, Moving Overseas, Household Moving

Why Moving Abroad is Best with Freight Forwarding, not Moving Services

Posted by Reid Malinbaum on Thu, Mar 17, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

FREIGHT FORWARDING... I thought that was just for commercial purposes, not moving abroad!

To be honest, not many international freight forwarders handle household goods & car shipping overseas, and most moving abroad end up using actual moving services. Seems like an intuitive decision, doesn't it?

Well, it wouldn't be the most illogical assumption I've heard, but unfortunately for those wanting to ship their household goods overseas, a move like that could be a rather costly one.

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Tags: Moving Overseas, Household Moving Overseas, International Freight Forwarding

Tips For A Smooth Overseas Relocation

Posted by Christina Winsey on Thu, Jun 26, 2014 @ 02:22 PM

Take the stress out of having to relocate your family overseas.

Moving your family to Europe may seem like an overwhelming prospect and in fact, it really is. There will be some challenges you must expect, but with forethought and proper preparation you can weather the storms. Partnering with a business relocation company or an expert overseas shipping company is just the start. First of all, you have to consider that all the aspects you take for granted about life and living will, in many ways, seem all new.  New:

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Tags: Moving Overseas