Austria Overseas Moving Companies
Moving overseas from Austria can be a little more complex than from other countries, in part because the country is landlocked, with no direct access to the sea. This means that you will need to arrange for transport over land, via truck or rail, to the nearest seaport for shipping.
The truth is, even the simplest international moves are complicated. There is a lot of paperwork to prepare, arrangements to be made, and details to keep track of. Here are some tips to consider as you prepare for your overseas move.
Tips for Moving Overseas from Austria
Choosing a port
Since Austria has no seaport, you will need to choose one that is nearby and convenient for you. The most commonly used ports for shipping from Austria include the Port of Koper in Slovenia, Port of Trieste in Italy, and Port of Hamburg in Germany. Fortunately, Europe has an expansive railway system that allows for easy access to these foreign ports, making it easier for you to choose an arrangement that meets your needs, timeline, and budget.
When you work with the best international movers like Three Men and a Truck, we have the experience and connections to comparison shop these options for you, helping you stay in budget and on schedule.
Choosing a container
Not all containers are alike. Some are tall, some are refrigerated, some are extra-long. Most customers choose between the 12-meter and 6-meter containers. The 12-meter container is large enough to pack a 2-bdrm home and possibly a vehicle. Even within these two sizes you have other options. You can choose to have a container all to yourself, known as a full container load (FCL), or you can share it with other customers, known as a less than container load (LCL).
While sharing a container can be a great way to save money, you should also know that sharing a container can increase the potential for damage to your goods, especially if your items have to be moved to accommodate the loading and unloading of others’ items, or if your container has to make stops in multiple ports along the way.
Do your research
Every country has its own rules for importing household goods. While most countries offer tax and duty-free imports for your basic household items, you should take the time to read and understand all the fine print before you even start packing. For example, every country in the world requires a box-by-box inventory of your household imports, but the Czech Republic requires this documentation to be written entirely in the Czech language.
Other countries want these documents to be sent ahead of your shipment. Doing your research will ensure that you have the paperwork you need, that it meets all requirements, and it arrives when it is supposed to. Contacting the embassy of your new home in your own country can be a great way to get guidance you can trust.
Choosing an overseas moving company
We know that when it comes to international shipping, you have options. That’s why Three Men and a Truck has put in the work to establish ourselves as experts in all aspects of overseas moves, from packing to shipping logistics. Our team knows how to pack your belongings with care to ensure safe transit, how to prepare paperwork for any country regardless of language, and how to leverage our network of international shipping partners to give you a seamless moving experience.