International Shipping & Freight Forwarding Blog

Overseas Residential Moving Services Surge after California Wildfires

Posted by Reid Malinbaum on Fri, Feb 23, 2018 @ 11:07 AM

Life can be a handful when it changes direction...

In a previous blog, we shared with our readers a noticeable shift in the number of export shipments, which I attributed to the US currency dropping in value against the Euro.

Now, with the recent fires devastating large areas of Southern and Northern California, we are witnessing  many of them being forced to relocate, warranting a surge in residential moving services.

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Tags: Residential Overseas Move

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

If you're Moving Overseas, Use This Free Checklist

Posted by Annette Leahy on Thu, Apr 04, 2013 @ 07:00 AM

Moving overseas is a pretty major step, and no small undertaking. There are SO MANY details to tend to; so many loose ends to wrap up... and once you've made the move, you are not going to be anywhere 'nearby' to circle back to anything you may have forgotten the first time around. There really are no do-overs here, so it is critical to get it right the first time.

But don't let that scare you! Because as long as you have all your 'ducks in a row' from the get-go, there won't be any backtracking to worry about. And the best way you can accomplish this goal is to have a comprehensive checklist, so no details will end up lost in the shuffle.

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Tags: Residential Overseas Move