International Movers Kansas City

International Overseas Moving Companies Kansas City

International Movers Kansas City

International Movers Kansas City


Are you Toto-lly ready to not be in Kansas City anymore? If you are ready for a new adventure, moving overseas from Kansas City is a great start. Perhaps you are ready to finally dip your toes in the ocean or want to trade tornadoes for tropical beaches.

There is a lot of work to do first. Here are some of the most common questions people ask when moving abroad from Kansas City:

How do I pack for an international move?

Most international moves are done by shipping cargo container companies. These containers come in many shapes and sizes, but the most common container used for household imports are the 40-foot containers you typically see on large cargo ships.

Not sure if you have enough for a full container? That’s fine. If you choose to ship a less than container load, you share the container with other customers and only pay for the space you use. However, many customers do opt for the full container with even a partial load, simply because they won’t have to share it. Sharing a container can result in excessive handling or even extra ports of call that could delay your shipment by weeks.

Now that you have chosen your container, it’s all about how carefully you pack your belongings. Now is not the time to skimp on packing materials. Every breakable item should be individually wrapped and boxed with care. Oddly shaped or extra fragile items are usually best left to professionals like Three Men and a Truck. They can use their years of moving experience to ensure your valuables arrive in perfect condition.

How do I get there from here?

Because Kansas City is landlocked, with no direct access to the ocean, your journey will likely begin with an over land transport by truck or train. If you are coordinating this move on your own, you will have to find a carrier for this first part of the process, and then another carrier for the overseas transfer.

Alternatively, you could ship your goods from the Port of Kansas City down the Missouri River, and then down the Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico. Working with an overseas moving company like Three Men and a Truck makes all the planning and logistics so much easier. We know how to get your goods when they need to go, and we understand the industry well enough to find you the best value.

How much will my overseas move cost?

If you are trying to price out your international move, it can be hard to make sense of all the different fees you may have to pay. Even container shipping quotes only tell half the story, and the estimated overseas relocation cost will have such a broad range that they make it impossible to budget. For example, the cost to move a full container from Kansas City, MO to Tokyo, Japan, could be anywhere from $11,400 – $15,400, and a move to Cape Town could be between $9,000 – $14,800. A difference of $5,000 or more can make or break your budget, so how can you make sense of it?

International shipping costs are hard to estimate. There are so many different fees and taxes along the way that the only way to get an accurate quote is to work with an international moving company that offers door-to-door service. With us, you don’t get a piecemeal move, where every step of the way you are working with another vendor or carrier. We work with you every step of the way, giving you a single point of contact for your questions and concerns.

Written by Chris Townsend

Chris Townsend

Chris Townsend is a moving professional and relocation expert that has more than 10 years of experience in the moving industry. With a background that includes working in virtually every aspect of the company, he has distinguished himself as an integral part of our operations with expertise in all things related to moving.

If you have any questions about moving, our services, or anything else you think he may be able to help with, you can contact Chris by emailing him at

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