Moving overseas can have different reasons; some move to chase a new job opportunity, some move for love or some move to study abroad. If you are moving overseas for a longer period of time, you likely want to take as much of your stuff with you so that your new place feels comfortable right away. Compas can help you with that. Our purpose is to take on the entire burden of your removal and to make the process of moving less stressful for you.
Transport options for moving belongings overseas
Moving furniture overseas can be done in various ways. You can opt for sea freight, air freight or a combination of the two. Both air freight and sea freight have their own advantages and disadvantages. Compas is happy to provide you with more information about which transport option is best for you. We can also help you figure out how to move your car or move your pet or help you with insurance and finding the perfect international school for your kids.
1. Moving overseas via sea freight
Shipping is perhaps the most common way to move your belongings overseas since this is often also the cheapest way. We start by sending a container to your home. Once all household goods are packed carefully by our team of packers, we load the container and ensure that it gets to its starting point in the right way and at the right time.
Please note that some countries have different seaports where container ships come in. It is important to discuss well in advance which port of entry suits the requirements of the move, as this can mean an enormous time and cost saving.
2. Moving overseas via air freight
Because of the cost of the fuel, this is often the most expensive option for moving your belongings overseas. Especially the weight of your household goods plays a role in air freight. The biggest advantage of this option is the speed of delivery. Air freight is considerably faster than sea freight. If you are moving with a tight schedule, you might want to consider this option.
3. Moving overseas via a combination of air and sea freight
There is often a difference between goods that people need immediately and goods that are less urgent. For that reason, people often choose for a combination between air and sea freight. Most of the furniture is usually moved by sea freight. Personal goods that are needed right away can be moved additionally by air freight. Compas can help you find the right balance between these two options.
Compas as your partner for moving overseas
Compas has built up a lot of experience in international moving and moving overseas. We look at each project individually and each of our clients get as much of our personal attention as needed. Customer satisfaction is of the utmost importance to us. Please do not hesitate to demand a free quote or book a virtual survey. You can also contact us via the form below.