International Moving Companies Beirut
If you are moving internationally from Beirut, Lebanon, you are not alone. After years of conflict, unrest, instability, and tragedy, there are now fewer Lebanese people living in Lebanon than abroad. Since a massive explosion leveled the Port of Beirut, which was the country’s largest container port, shipping via container is more complicated than before. Until the Port of Beirut is restored, all container shipments are processed through the country’s Port of Tripoli.
The pressures on the Port of Tripoli are intense since Lebanon imports nearly everything they use via shipping container and the country’s processing capability has decreased from 1,400,000 partial containers per year to only 400,000. For this reason, moving your household goods out of Lebanon could be very costly and subject to long, unpredictable delays. Here is what you need to know about moving internationally from Beirut, Lebanon.
Cost to Ship from Beirut
The cost of your move will depend on the size of your container and where you are sending it to. A full container load (FCL) is big enough to hold the contents of a 2 bedroom home and maybe even a vehicle. A less than container load (LCL) is shared with other customers for a marginally lower cost.
Currently the cost to ship a full container from the Port of Tripoli to New York City will be between £11,160,600 – £18,243,300. To ship a container to Sydney, Australia will be between £10,087,400 – £16,740,900. Unfortunately, you will also have to pay to have your container moved from Beirut to Tripoli before the journey can even begin, which adds to the cost and complexity of your move.
Factors you Can Control
While there are many factors that you cannot control, the way you pack for your move and the paperwork you provide can make a big difference. When you pack for an international move, you must remember that your belongings will be traveling over land and sea to reach its destination, changing hands many times. The journey will take several weeks, making inclement weather conditions during the trip very likely. For this reason, you want to take extra care when packing your goods for overseas transport. This is not the time to skimp on packing material are cushioning for your belongings.
Working with an overseas moving company can alleviate this worry. Three Men and a Truck offers professional international packing services with only the highest quality packing materials and close attention to detail. Whether you need custom crates or padded boxes, our team of movers will arrive equipped to pack your household items to arrive in one piece.
You will also need to provide paperwork when you arrive at your next port of call. Requirements for immigration and customs vary from country to country, so you should check with your local embassy to get the most current guidance. At the very least, you will need to submit forms declaring your goods, with a comprehensive, box-by-box inventory and provide documents such as a visa and valid passport.
For the Factors you Cannot Control
Navigating the complex shipping situation in Lebanon requires skill and experience. Working with an international moving company like Three Men and a Truck gives you access to experienced experts who will support you every step of the way. You don’t have to do it alone. We can help with everything from shipping logistics to scheduling, providing you with assistance and guidance from door to door. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help with your move from Beirut.