Getting ready for your move
The earlier you get us involved the better in choosing the right removals company. Moving abroad can throw up unexpected problems and talking to an expert early on can avoid trouble later. For example, some things in your home might not be permitted in the country you’re moving to; your mover will know the rules and will help you decide what to take and what to leave behind.
Timing is very important and here at Anchor removals we will do everything possible to make sure your things arrive when you want them. We will discuss with you the best and most economic method of shipment – sea, air, road, or perhaps a combination of all three.
We will then tell you how much it will all cost and give you an estimate of the expected time of arrival at your new home. If there are any particular difficulties or common delays at your destination country, we will tell you and take all possible steps to keep them to a minimum.
Getting the packing right
When you are moving to another continent, your possessions will probably be packed in a shipping container for the voyage and the cost of your move will be calculated on the amount of space you use. Making the best use of that space and making sure your possessions are properly protected is a highly skilled task and we have the expertise and the specialist materials needed to do a professional job. In addition, all our staff are trained to meet industry standards … giving you total peace of mind.
A poorly-packed container wastes money and can increase the chances of damage to precious possessions during a long sea voyage. When you’ve decided what to take, and what to leave behind, Anchor Removals will arrange to carefully export pack your belongings ready for international shipping. All packed cartons and packages are fully documented and listed.
If you use the whole container the shipment will probably be loaded at your house and taken straight to the ship. Smaller shipments go back to the warehouse for loading as a ‘part load’.
You don’t have to use a whole container, as most overseas shipments run very efficient ‘part-load’ services to popular destinations such as Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Canada and the USA. You only pay for the space you use.
It’s sometimes a good idea to send a few things by air to arrive ahead of the sea shipment. It’s expensive and based on the weight as well as the volume, but some items, such as equipment for work, baby clothes or sports equipment, might be best sent by air if you don’t want to be without them for long. But remember to speak to us and plan, even by air it can take possessions several days to reach their destination so don’t send anything by air that you’ll need immediately on arrival.
If you want to send an air consignment Anchor Removals will handle all the packing and make the arrangements for you. Speak to you soon.