Quote reading guide Europe
A quote for a European removal consists of several elements, such as packing, disassembling, loading, transport, storage, unloading and insurance. All of these will be addressed below.
Packing and disassembling
Packing and disassembling cost a lot of time and consequently also a lot of money. Despite the cost you will spare yourself a lot of work, time and possible damage. We recommend that you leave the packing of fragile and valuable goods to professional movers. Especially in case of a removal whereby transport in a container on a ship is more prone to movement than in a removal van. This also holds good for the disassembling of large items of furniture. By allowing your mover to do this the risk of damage is minimised. It is of course cheaper to do it yourself (see moving tips). The cost of packing and disassembling are based on an hourly rate.
The loading of your household goods into the removal van or crates takes a lot of time. In some circumstances a removal-lift is needed. The cost of loading is made up by the number of hours required, the accessibility of your house, the number of floors in your house, special circumstances and of course the number of cubic meters involved.
The transport to the storage facility of your mover takes place by removal van. Of course you will be obliged to pay more for a removal to the other side of the continent than to a neighbouring country. By combining moves a specialised international mover can offer you lower prices. For a European move the number of cubic meters, the distance and the possibilities of combining moves are the most important factors in the amount you will eventually be requested to pay.
It is possible to make use of temporary storage at the facilities of the international mover. This can save you a lot of time and money. For storage you pay storage fee, handling fee and probably insurance. Cost for storage is based on the number of cubic meters and length of period of storage. Handling is based on number of cubic meters. Insurance fee is based on the value you specify to your mover.
The unloading is most often done by a local mover in country of destination. The international mover will use his contacts, to make sure you get the best quality mover. During unloading the distance from airfield or harbour is constitutes part of the cost. Also important is the way in which your place of residence can be reached. (driveway, narrow streets, elevator, etc.)
Your household goods are always covered by the movers’ own third party insurance. For this no premium is charged. We advise you to upgrade this insurance to cover all-risks. The premium involved consists of a fixed amount and a percentage of the value of the goods to be moved.