International Movers San Diego

International Moving Companies San Diego

International Movers San Diego

International Movers San Diego


As one of the sunniest places in the United States, San Diego enjoys consistently good weather year around. That means that shipping out of San Diego is rarely disrupted by inclement conditions, making it easier for you to get where you are going without delays. The Port of San Diego has a deep water harbor with ships departing daily for Latin America, South America, Asia, and other distant ports of call.

The Port of San Diego also offers RoRo options through their National City marine Terminal. Roll-on, Roll-off carriers offer the best value for shipping vehicles overseas, although this method is somewhat less secure than shipping your vehicle via container.

Preparing for an International Move

Maybe the last time you moved, you just threw your stuff in boxes and hope for the best. That method won’t work for international shipping. With many miles to travel, the possibility that your items can be damaged is very high if you don’t pack with deliberate care. The best way to pack will always be to hire a professional San Diego international moving company like Three Men and a Truck because they bring their vast experience and high-quality packing materials and processes to every overseas relocation.

If you must do it yourself, remember that for customs declaration, you will need to provide a comprehensive, box-by-box inventory that details every item in every container. This inventory will be checked against your actual shipment when it arrives at your next port of call, so be accurate and thorough.

In terms of packing, you must hope for the best and pack for the worst. This is no time to skimp on packing materials. If it means enough to you to bring it, it should mean enough to you to package it with care. Not sure if you have done enough? Toss us that box of Grandma’s china and let’s see how it holds up. Pack for the worst.

Paperwork for Customs

Every country has its own customs rules and regulations, so contact your local embassy to get the current guidance. Do this well in advance, because some countries have time-sensitive requirements that could really change your timelines. For example, some countries require you to submit your immigration and import paperwork weeks in advance of your arrival. That is really important to know.

Working with an international moving company like Three Men and a Truck makes this part simple. Our team is well-versed in international shipping rules so that you don’t have to be. Moving to the Czech Republic and need all of your paperwork in Czech? Not a problem. We’ve got it handled.

Cost of Moving Overseas from San Diego

The cost of moving overseas estimate from San Diego can be difficult to tally. Shipping quotes offered online only cover the cost of moving the container, leaving out all the taxes, customs duty, and fees. The estimated cost of moving a container from San Diego to London, UK is $8,800 – $11,800, but that’s a really wide range that leaves out many important details.

Another benefit of working with overseas movers is that you can get a comprehensive shipping quote. That means you don’t have to waste any more of your time poring over the regulations to try to tally up your expenses. We will give you a door-to-door estimate that you can count on.

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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