Moving home is always a high stress undertaking but when that move is international, the complexity of the task is compounded.
If you’re relocating your home in or out of Australia, getting the services of a leading Melbourne freight forwarder can make smooth and easy work of the most complex relocation task. Here’s how you can help your removal firm for a smooth and easy experience.
Firstly, you need to start planning well in advance. International relocation is a complex task involving choosing the right vessel, obtaining necessary clearances both at home and abroad, along with packing, storage and transportation.
Packing is one task that needs to be done perfectly as it’s your life’s possessions that are involved. Packing fragile or bulky items requires special expertise to ensure they get transported safely.
When it comes to shipping, your relocation firm can advise you on matters such as groupage. This involves filling containers with goods from various parties. It’s an economical method but you may have to wait until the firm is able to fill the container.
All this means you need to contact your chosen Melbourne freight forwarder as soon as possible. Six months is a good timeframe to aim for. This allows them to study your project and supply you with a quote for the job.
It’s important that you don’t choose your international relocation firm on price alone. Shifting goods internationally is a job which demands expertise. Consider their experience, resources and reputation along with price in order to avoid problems and disappointment.
A reputable firm will provide you with a written quotation outlining all the items to be shipped along with matters such as insurance, packing, customs requirements, and detailed terms and conditions. If your firm is unable to supply you with such a document, look elsewhere.
Your move to a new country should be an adventure and not a nightmare so choose the right Melbourne freight forwarder to help. Do it right and you’ll have a fast and efficient door to door service.
Whether you’re moving for work, retirement or you’re making a new life abroad or in Australia, IATA accredited cargo agent Atlas Forwarding offers a complete relocation service. Call us now on (03) 93355225.