Bangkok Overseas Moving Companies
If you are moving overseas from Bangkok, Thailand, you are in luck. Bangkok Port is Thailand’s largest seaport and it handles over a million containers a year. Being close to a shipping port is a great advantage, since it can save you the headache of coordinating overland and oversea international moving.
Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about moving internationally from Bangkok, Thailand:
What are my options?
Shipping overseas from Bangkok is most often done by shipping container. If you are moving to an “interior location” such as Laos, your shipping container will be transported via truck or train. Overseas moves are generally handled by sea freight.
While shipping containers come in many sizes and shapes, the most common house moving containers are your standard 12 meter containers. A full container load (FCL) is large enough to hold the contents of an average 2 bdrm home, and maybe even a vehicle. If you don’t want to pay for all that space, you can also choose a less than container load (LCL), for which you will only be charged for the space you use in the container. The drawback with the LCL is that you will be sharing the container with other customers, which could result in extra handling and additional ports of call.
What will it cost?
The cost to ship a full container overseas from Bangkok will vary depending on your destination. One estimate for shipping a container from Bangkok to New York City is ฿291,600 – ฿397,600. This wide range reflects the difficulty of accurately predicting potential fees that could accrue along the way. Moving a container from Bangkok to Sydney, Australia could cost between ฿229,700 – ฿313,700.
When budgeting for your move, remember that moving the shipping container is just part of the puzzle. You will need to invest in high-quality packing materials to ensure that your goods arrive safely, and there are many fees along the way, such as loading, storing, transferring, and handling fees. Not to mention the cost of moving yourself and your family members.
What can I bring?
The rules for what you can bring differ from country to country as well. Most countries prohibit the import of firearms, explosives, and endangered animals, so that part is easy. However, other countries have very specific restrictions that could trip you up, such as France’s rule prohibiting the import of clown costumes.
What documents will I need?
No matter where you are moving, you will always need your passport. When traveling overseas with your passport, you want to be sure that you have at least six months left before it needs to be replaced. Otherwise, you could find yourself needing to return to Thailand to wait for a new passport. As for the rest of your paperwork, every country is different. Common documents needed for customs include visas, residence and work permits, proof of income, driver’s license, and more. Check with your local embassy for guidance.
Where can I get help?
Three Men and a Truck offer world-class service to help with your international move. With our team of expert packers and shippers, we provide door-to-door service that is sure to impress. From our comprehensive shipping quote to our professional packing services, peace of mind is just a phone call away. Contact us to learn more about how Three Men and a Truck can make your move easy and seamless.