International Personal Effects Shipping

At AllCargo Express Inc., we provide you with a reliable, all-in-one international moving solution to make moving household items as painless as possible.

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If you’re planning to move important household goods to your new home overseas, we can provide you with a reliable all-in-one international moving solution to make your move as painless as possible.

With door-to-door and port-to-port service, our experienced staff will provide comprehensive estimates for all your household items on site and help you discover the cost-effective packing and shipping solution that is right for you. As an active member of several international moving associations and an accredited company with the Better Business Bureau with recommendations from loyal customers, you can trust that our team of shipping experts will make your international relocation a stress-free experience.

No matter the size or number of the household items you have to ship, we can easily accommodate your needs with our customized Full Container Loads (FCL) or Less-Than-Container Loads (LCL). If your shipment is less than a cubic meter in volume, we can move your household goods by air for faster delivery.

Packing Options

  • Professionally Packed Containers
  • Owner Packed Containers

Packing for Your Move

AllCargo Express Inc. offers two tailored packing options: Professionally-Packed Containers and Owner-Packed Containers. Whichever packing option you choose, be sure to send a written request for your packing date so that our team can schedule it for you well in advance. If you wish to manage the packing process yourself, our team will provide expert advice and containers at affordable rates. Find a list of packing tips below to ensure a smooth experience.

If you’re looking for professional packing services, our knowledgeable staff will carefully wrap, pack, and load each container to the highest international standard, keeping your important household goods safe and pristine as they arrive at your destination. AllCargo Express personally inspects all empty containers to ensure that they are clean, dry, free of debris, and well-protected.

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Packing Tips

If you opt for Partial Packing, here are some tips to prevent troubles with customs:

  • Consider Marine Insurance: only Total Loss (FPA) Coverage is accepted.
  • Keep all important travel documents and VISAs separate.
  • Separate the items, such as clothing and personal belongings, that will be carried on the plane
  • Your Packing List must be legible. Every item must have a number and description. Do Not use words such as
    • PBO
    • Misc.
    • Personal Effects
    • Knick-Knacks
    • Etc.
  • If you’re packing goods into suitcases, bags, coolers, plastic crates, baskets, safe boxes, bigger pieces of furniture, etc., be sure to show descriptions of the contents. If the containers are empty, write “empty” (e.g. “COOLER – EMPTY“).
  • For the safety of your other personal belongings, Do Not pack cleaners, paints, solvents, or compressed air sprays, as the cans can leak or rupture during the voyage.
  • It is Not advisable to use old fruit boxes or produce boxes, as the risk of soil or pest contamination can draw attention at overseas customs.

Planning for Your Move

  • Start searching for international movers that handle household goods: begin your search at least 3 months in advance to allow enough time.
  • Request a Quote, providing information about your cargo and destination.
  • Choose at least 3 international moving companies to compare their quotes based on the services included.
  • Request an in-house survey approximately 1 to 2 months prior to your scheduled moving date.
  • Understand your Packing Options: most international movers typically offer two types of packing services:
    • Full Packing, in which the mover packs all your household goods and personal belongings
    • Partial Packing, in which the mover packs furniture, fragile items, and oversized items, while the homeowner packs non-breakable and loose items (e.g. clothing, books, CDs, etc.).
  • Allow ample time to clean your house and prepare for the hand-over to the new homeowner.
  • Confirm your choice of moving company and request the packing date in writing. Be sure that you receive the confirmation also in writing.

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Get a Quote on moving Your Household Goods overseas.
Let us know if you have any questions about your packing or shipment – our experienced team of international movers is happy to help.

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