International Moving From USA to Any Destination

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International Movers - Our Services

Why SDC ?

An international move is exciting; it is a time to start over, establish a new business, re-establish family ties or retire where your budget will do more for you, or the weather is more to your liking.

SDC International Shipping, Inc. is sizeable international moving company with a global presence and network. Moving your personal belongings to your new home is our raison d’etre, our only goal, and our singular mission statement. No two moves are the same, but what will always remain constant is SDC’s commitment to safely delivering our clients’ shipments to their destination.

  • SDC has dedicated facilities for storage and shipment preparations in the US and Europe and has exclusive partnerships in other parts of the world.
  • SDC is Licensed by the Federal Maritime Commission for international sea shipments
  • SDC has dedicated teams on both the East and West coast and can service clients with origin destinations anywhere in the United States.
  • 20,000+
    International moves
  • 120+
    Locations Served

Moving Overseas Shipping Costs

Many factors go into the cost of an international move.

  • Destination and origin. Some locations are more expensive and require special logistics or extra movers. Others closer to main ports well served by shipping lines competing for business will allow us to move you at a lower cost. 
  • Shipping by sea or air. SDC International Shipping regularly sends client shipments by air. These are great when the load is relatively small, or the urgency is rather remarkable. Air shipping is quick and effective, most often utilized by our commercial clients, with door-to-door service usually taking a few days. The downside is the high cost, making it impractical for complete household moves. Ocean freight, on the other hand, is the most affordable shipping mode.
  • The shipping method. We know the importance of maintaining first-class service while reducing costs to our clients. SDC International Shipping offers the containarized groupage consolidation that can reduce your overall shipment costs. 
  • Add-on services. Add-on services include packing, unpacking, storage solutions, crating, etc. 

Your relocation specialist will be able to give you a tailored estimate, including the rates for all extra services and the estimated port fees and DTHC (destination terminal handling charges), a standard on international shipping. 

SDC is an international moving company that facilitates any shipping need. Call us to describe your move, and we will get you an indicative cost within the day.

international moving household goods

If you are sending household goods and personal effects, you will most likely be interested in our door-to-door service.

SDC International Shipping, Inc. is a door-to-door international moving company from the USA to globally. In the past year, we have made hundreds of moves from origin locations across the United States to different locations worldwide. 

Door-to-door household relocation isn’t the only service we successfully operate every day. We receive commercial shipments in ports or warehouses, called port-to-door service. In this case, clients will typically deliver their goods from their homes to the port, and then our logistics coordinators will arrange customs clearance and transportation to the final destination. There are other instances where clients prefer to pick up their belongings from the port, called door-to-port service. Be careful if you opt for this service. Many countries require household items and vehicles to undergo inspection and localization at facilities near the entry point. Unless you have done this yourself many times and are familiar with the exact import process at your destination port, choose a door-to-door service.

International Storage

So you are moving overseas from the USA. But what if you don’t have a destination address yet? Many people move to another country before they find a place to live.

Sometimes this does not represent a problem, as it takes several weeks from the time your things are loaded from your home in the United States until they are delivered to your final destination, giving you enough time to contract a residence.

As a specialist in international moving and storage, SDC International Shipping maintains storage warehouses in the United States and worldwide. We will coordinate the choice of your storage location with your relocation specialist.

Our shipping and storage services are a good fit for people going overseas temporarily, like academics and business people. For them, we can store a portion of their belongings in our local warehouse and send what they need to their overseas location.

International Packers Experts

Moving overseas is different from relocating from one state to another within the US. For example, when you move from California to the UK, you need to confirm a long list of laws and regulations, including immigration laws, shipping materials, and taxation.

Sometimes these are trivial things; at other times, you need to pay close attention, or your shipment could be held up for several weeks until you sort it out, all the while being charged fees at the destination port.

Hiring international packers and movers gives you more time to concentrate on essential things like visas and settling other things before you relocate. SDC International Shipping is a global moving company with an experienced team of professional packers. Our packers use only approved packaging materials for international shipments, including wood, cloth, and carton. We will also help you prepare an accurate packing list and inventory, which is a must no matter your destination country.


Affordable International Moving

SDC International Shipping regularly sends client shipments by air. These are great when the load is relatively small or the urgency is rather remarkable. Most often utilized by our commercial clients, air shipping is quick and effective, with door-to-door service usually only taking a few days. The downside is the high cost which makes it impractical for complete household moves.

We are well aware of the importance of maintaining first-class service while reducing costs to our clients; SDC International Shipping developed the groupage consolidation method for shipping. Typically, when people send only a few hundred cubic feet, the shipment is sent to consolidators, which combine the load with other shipments to the same port, this isn’t a flawed system, and we use it ourselves regularly.

However, as our client base has grown, we have made these groupage containers ourselves. As a high-capacity international moving company to Europe, we can take advantage of economies of size and pass the savings along to our clients.

While working with consolidators is effective, there are many added fees because of the necessarily added handling. Since we fill our containers, we can take advantage of the space left over, just like the consolidators do. Only since we’re doing the consolidating do you not have to pay extra consolidation and deconsolidation fees.

Another great advantage of this system is that it will allow you to take any amount of cargo. If you are moving to a four-bedroom home, for example, your things probably won’t fit into a 20’ container, but a 40’ container will have lots of empty room (not recommended), and you will be paying for the open space. So even if you have a significant move, groupage consolidations can reduce your overall shipment costs.


Here's what our customers are saying about us

These guys are the most professional, friendly and efficient lovers I’ve ever used. I like the team so much I requested them a second time within a few weeks when I needed to move into my permanent residence. Highly recommend. First class

Gregg S.

Moving to Germany from the USA

They were able to move our items without any lacking items and nothing has been damaged to our furniture. They really take good care of it, despite some delays on the way to our new place. All in all, it was a great, stress-free move we had with them. We highly recommend SDC to everyone

Timothy L

Moving to the UK from the USA

Hi everyone! I want to share with you my good experience with SDC International Shipping. Our items in a 20ft container arrived safely in Mexico today from LA. Nothing was damaged. Everyone – my shipping coordinator, packing, and removal guys were very helpful. Great service and price.

Lisa P

Moving to Mexico from the USA

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