International Moving Companies India
With over 7,500 km of coastline on the shores of the Indian Ocean, Bengal Sea, and Arabian Sea, India offers several options for shipping household goods overseas. Kandla Port, near the Gulf of Kutch is India’s largest container port by cargo value. Mumbai Port is located on the country’s western coast. Port Blair is a natural deep-water port that is a gateway between the Andaman Sea and the Bay of Bengal.
You’ll have several choices to make regarding shipping your goods overseas. There are several sizes and shapes of shipping containers, but most consumers choose either a full container load (FCL), which is roughly 12 meter long, or the less than container load (LCL), which is charged based on how much of the container you need. The LCL is shared with other customers so it is often handled more frequently than the FCL. In fact, your LCL shipment may take longer to arrive if it has to visit multiple ports to accommodate the other customers using your container.
Packing for an International Move
Packing for an overseas move is more complicated that when you move to the next town. Overseas shipping can be impacted by rough seas and the handling your container receives at each port of call. Packing your belongings with care is the best way to prepare them for whatever may come. While clothing and plastic goods may be safe without padding, your glassware, electronics, and other breakables need durable boxes and careful handling. This is not the time to compromise on packing materials. You want to use the best materials you can afford.
Another important fact to remember when packing for an overseas move is that all countries require a comprehensive, detailed inventory of every item in your shipment. From the very first box you will need to make careful notes about what you have packed, including serial numbers for any electronics. Some countries may allow for the occasional (PBO) or Packed By Owner designation, but you should still pack your boxes as though every single one will be carefully inspected.
Paperwork for an International Move
Every international relocation requires a lot of paperwork. The inventory of your imported household goods can take a lot of time to create, but there are other documents you must collect as well. Many countries require a visa or work/residence permit to import personal items. You may also be asked to present paperwork proving that you have the means to support yourself and that you have secured housing via a purchase or lease agreement. Passports for all members of your family will be required, and you should have other vital documents such as birth certificates and driver’s licenses with you at all times.
Three Men in Your Corner
When navigating a complex international move, it’s important to have someone in your corner to protect your assets and your interests. Three Men and a Truck is an overseas moving company with broad international shipping expertise. Our experts can help with packing, paperwork, and logistics, giving a seamless and hands-free moving experience. Contact us today to learn more about our overseas moving services.