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Container Shipping possibilities

An international move is a big decision and the beginning of an exciting time. However, it can also become a very stressful time, so once you have made that decision; the logistics soon come in to play. You must ship your goods, but how does international container shipping actually work?

International container shipping

Shipping companies are specialized in shipping large goods, so the focus lies with the logistics itself, while international movers focus more on the whole move itself. Worldwide shippers supply the following services:

  • Air shipping;
  • Ground shipping;
  • Sea shipping;
  • Car shipping;
  • Container shipping.

International container shipping: requirements

Accurate and complete documentation is a critical component of international shipping. With ever changing government regulations, treaty arrangements and varying policies on duties and taxes, international shipping companies must keep up to date to ensure their business complies with regulation. In order to monitor and regulate the movement of goods globally, governing authorities worldwide require accurate and complete documentation with every international shipment. For more information about international shipping within Europe check the European Commission website. If you are well-prepared before you begin completing your documentation, shipping internationally can be as easy as ABC. There are two things you have to consider when shipping internationally, namely where you are shipping to and what you are shipping. The price also depends on those factors. Would you like to know more about the shipping costs? Check International shipping costs for more information!

International shipping: Where to?
The destinations of where you are shipping to are crucial in determining and understanding what regulatory documentation is required, the duties and taxes you may incur, and local treaties/sanctions that might apply. Experienced international shipping companies will take care of this and will keep you up-to-date.

International shipping: What are you shipping?
The contents or commodity being shipped is just as critical as where the shipment is being shipped to. Accurate commodity description is critical and inaccurate or vague commodity descriptions can result in customs delays. Applying a consistent policy to commodity description across all customs documents is a safe practice and will help reduce customs delays. Determine which international shipping documents you will need to complete based on what you are shipping.

International shipping: request free quotes for your international removal!
We will help you quickly and easily request quotes from multiple international removal companies in one simple request. It will save you a lot of time and energy. You avoid the searching and chasing around, because the movers respond directly to you and provide you with a quote specific to your international move. Request free quotes immediately!

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