International Removal Costs
How International Removal Costs are Calculated.
International removals costs are dependent upon the amount of household goods, furniture and personal effects you want to ship overseas. We assess the items and work out the volume in either cubic feet or cubic meters. The cost of the International removal is then based on the amount of space your goods will take up in a shipping container or removal vehicle.
For example an average 3 seater sofa is estimated at 60cubic feet or 1.7 cubic meters, an armchair at 25cubic feet or .7cubic meters, a double divan bed at 60cubic feet or 1.7cubic meters, a washing machine is 12 cubic feet or .34 cubic meters. We add up the volumes of all the items to be moved to arrive at a total volume of the shipment.
Other factors that affect international removal costs is the amount of export packing required, packing material costs, the cost of the ocean freight, fuel, and delivery agent’s costs. Prices also take into consideration the service level required, whether you require a box packing service or if you are packing yourself, whether you require an un-packing service or a straight forward delivery into rooms designated by you. You may require a special crating service for delicate or valuable items, parking suspensions, ladder lifts, Tran-shipment vehicles all these costs will be factored into your international removal and shipping quotation.
When obtaining quotes for your International Removal it is important to provide the removal company with as much information as possible in order to receive an accurate quotation. The removal company will need an accurate list of the items to be moved including a best estimate of the boxes required for the items which will need packing, such as bed linen, duvets, kitchen equipment, books, clothing, etc. The international removal company will need to know about any exceptionally heavy items, such as pianos or safes to be moved, and they will want to know if there are any access difficulties for the removal vehicle at the collection and delivery address.
INTERNATIONAL REMOVALS INSURANCE:
International Removals Insurance will increase the costs of your International removals. Whilst every effort will be made to protect your goods whilst in transit overseas, transport by sea involves several different service providers and associated risks. Shipments can be susceptible to loss and damage whilst in transit ie there could be an accident at the docks, or worse the container could be lost overboard. Taking out insurance for your possessions whilst in transit, although an extra expense is definitely an option you should consider. Removals Insurance premiums are based on a percentage of the value you place on the goods. Plus Insurance premium tax @6% of the premium payable.
An accurate assessment of your removal requirements and the total volume of the goods to be moved will ensure an accurate quote and planning of the removal and shipping. Will avoid any surprise costs on collection or delivery day and will of course result in a stress free move.
For a free International removals quote complete our quote form as fully as possible or call us free on 0800-998-7024 for a free consultation with one of our move coordinators who will take full details of your removal requirements and provide you with a quotation for your international removal.
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