HOW TO SHIP MY HOUSEHOLD GOODS, FURNITURE AND CLOTHING OVERSEAS?

 

 

1. How do I receive a QUOTE for Moving Personal Goods Overseas?

AUTOMATIC!  The International Freight Online Shipping Calculators will give it to you right on your screen.

Ocean Container Shipping Household Goods To Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia & South America Click Here

Consolidated Ocean Container From USA Shared Space Cargo Consolidations of Household Goods

AIR CARGO Shipping From USA to Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and Worldwide Click Here

2. How Do I Move My Household Goods and Personal Effects Shipments From USA?  Do I deliver to APX?

On the FCL quotes we bring the container to your house and pricing is shown on the FCL service as Drayage.  Drayage charges are determined by the distance from the Container Yard or Port.   We can pickup LCL cargo on normal trucks or Lift Gate Trucks for residential pickups. 

Note:  90% of all Household Goods are loaded by the shipper at the shippers address. Sometimes we can receive Household Goods and Personal Effects at our stations but in order to receive them all items must be protected, properly packed and marked.  Nothing can be exposed.  See FCL Warehouse Loading Fees   (No Warehouse Loading fees for LCL EXPORT)

 

3. How Do I Book My Shipment?

BOOK IT ONLINE. It reduces the possibility of errors. The information gathered on the online quote will be transferred to the shipping form.  If you wish we can take your order over the telephone of via fax.

FCL Shipping Documents LCL Shipping Document

Air Cargo Shipping Documents  /  RO/RO Document

4. How much in advance do I have to book shipments?

Air Cargo takes 4 to 72  hrs to book and confirm depending on the request and complexity.  Ocean Full Containers (FCL) must be booked at least 7 days in advance.  Ocean Less Than Container Loads (LCL) take 2 hrs to 48 hrs to confirm.  Imports may take up to 4 DAYS to confirm.

5. What is a Freight Forwarder? 

International Ocean Freight Forwarders are agents for the exporter in moving cargo to an overseas destination. We are familiar with:  (Customs Regulations by Country),  the export regulations of the U.S. government,  (Harmonized Tariff of the United States)  (Export Regulations), (Export Documentation) the methods of shipping, and the documents related to foreign trade. The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) regulates ocean freight.  All companies offering ocean freight must be licensed by the FMC.

6. How can I pack my Fragile Goods? + What kind of packing is required?

We recommend U-Line as the best choice for a wide range of packing supplies Crating and Packing. We also recommend you look at the regulations at country of destination Wood Export Regulations at Country of Destination.  

Packing Supplies  List of Terminals in The USA

7. Do I need to pack everything?

YES if shipping via LCL and No if shipping via FCL, but all furniture for imports to the USA MUST BE PACKED.

8. Do you have any direct phone number that I can talk to you? 

Yes Toll FREE 1-877-597-0258 or 305-597-0258

 

 

 

9.  My quote is for 20 foot; do you have anything between 20 and 40 foot?

No.  In such cases GO FOR THE 40!   Less than a 20 ... YES!  LCL

What is a Cubic Meter?    Shipper Worksheet

 

11. Where and when do I need to deliver the shipment?

You will be given a booking number prior to cargo acceptance.  To get a booking number and the address for the warehouse please submit a booking request online.  In most cases you can deliver within 24 hrs of booking receipt. LIST OF TERMINALS

In both LCL and FCL a formal BOOKING CONFIRMATION will be sent to you via e-mail containing the BOOKING NUMBER and confirmation for the delivery of your container FCL or confirmation on the LAST RECEIVING DATE for a LCL booking.  You must place the booking number on every piece if you are shipping LCL and on any shipping documents you submit such as  Packing List - Invoice

12. Is my export Legal?

These two links will help you determine if your export is unlawful. http://www.export.gov/regulation/exp_traderegs_licensing.asp and http://www.export.gov/logistics/exp_docs_forms.asp       

 

HOW  TO SHIP YOUR PERSONAL EFFECTS

If you are shipping household goods and personal effects we recommend you contact the consulate office of your country and see if you can obtain a letter of relocation or you can find out what are the current regulations concerning your move.  Consulate Offices in the United States

NO DOC - NO LOAD

For security reasons and to serve you more efficiently, you must get a booking number first otherwise the cargo will not be accepted at the dock.  As a result of the passage of the Homeland Security Act, US Customs officials are enforcing the requirement that information and other shipping documents be received prior to cargo acceptance or loading on the vessel.  Failure to comply may result in your cargo not loading on intended vessel.  If your cargo is valued over $2500 APX will need to file a Shippers Export Declaration (SED) for you. You must provide the operations department the necessary information to complete the SED in a timely manner, otherwise the cargo will not be loaded on the ship.

Required Documents:

Packing List or Invoice https://www.freight-calculator.com/packing/packinglist.asp
Picture ID.  If the value of your cargo is over $2500.00 we need Social Security Number or Passport  (Passport# will replace SS#)

For Vehicle Export:

Export Power of Attorney http://www.freight-calculator.com/Power_Attorney/Power_of_Attorney.htm
Original Title sent to 2315 NW 107th Avenue, Unit M1-28, Box 72, Doral, FL  33172
Vehicle Declaration Form http://www.shipping-worldwide.com/vehicle-shipping-procedures.html
Picture ID - Social Security Number (Passport# will replace SS#)

Transit time from the USA varies from 12 days to 45 days depending on the destination.  If you require our sailing schedule please request it via email at rates@shipping-worldwide.com or call us and we will be glad to give you the details.  

Failure to comply may result in your cargo not loading on intended vessel.  If your cargo is valued over $2500 APX will need to file a Shippers Export Declaration (SED) for you. You must provide the operations department the necessary information to complete the SED in a timely manner, otherwise the cargo will not be loaded on the ship

SHIPPING LESS THAN CONTAINER LOADS (LCL)

For security reasons and to adhere to the FMC Rules regarding acceptance of cargo we have implemented protocol for bookings.  You must book your shipment at least 3 working days advance notice.  Once received the operations department at X 116  will e-mail you a booking number within 24 to 72 hours. The terminal address and other pertinent information such as sailing date and voyage number will be provided then.

To deliver your cargo at our terminals "you must get a booking number first" otherwise the cargo will not be accepted at the dock.  To book the cargo and receive a booking number your must fax or e-mail the shipping forms.

You can ship boxes of any size and weight.  We can palletize, shrink wrap and band them together for $65.00 per pallet.  We will measure the final pallet and recalculate your charges based on the quote you received online.  All loose cargo consisting of personal effects must be palletized at our station or prior to receiving. Items shipped must be unexposed and packed in cardboard boxes or using approved wood packing crates ... those are available at http://www.uline.com 

https://www.freight-calculator.com/packing/packinglist.asp The packing list must be received before the shipment departs.

  CALL US 877-597-0258 or E-MAIL SPECIFICATIONS

Thank You! ... We hope to make your shipping an enjoyable experience.

 

 

Call For Any Questions Toll Free 1-877-597-0258 / East Coast  (305)-597-0258 /  West Coast (310)-885-5591

      

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