International Household Movers
Are you planning to relocate from the United States? Whether it’s for personal or professional reasons, SDC International Shipping, an international household moving company, is here to provide you with a manageable, stress-free, and easy relocation experience.
With a global reach, SDC International Shipping offers removal services to 190 countries worldwide. Our team is made up of seasoned logistics professionals, experienced packers and movers, and administrative specialists who collaborate to ensure that our clients receive the best international moving experience possible. We strive to exceed your expectations and make your relocation journey seamless and hassle-free.
Trust SDC International Shipping as your reliable partner in international household moving. Contact us today to learn more about our comprehensive services and let us assist you in planning a successful and smooth transition to your new destination.
How SDC Can Help You
SDC International Shipping is here to help you every step of the way in getting your personal effects from the United States to your new overseas home. We understand that this can be a complex process, but you won’t have to navigate it alone.
Our team is dedicated to providing expert guidance and comprehensive services to ensure the successful and intact delivery of your belongings. We are available to consult with you on all aspects related to your international shipment.
An accurate estimate
Your relocation consultant will handle all the necessary steps leading up to your move. If you prefer a visual estimate conducted at your home site, our team will arrange for this service. Together, we will determine the precise scope of services needed for your relocation.
Following the evaluation process, your dedicated moving resettlement consultant will provide you with an accurate estimate of the cost of your moving services. We understand the importance of transparency and strive to provide you with a clear understanding of the expenses involved in your move.
Count on our expertise and commitment to deliver an accurate estimate that reflects the specific requirements of your relocation. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with our relocation consultant and obtain a precise estimate for your moving services.
Tracking your shipment
We understand the importance of keeping you informed about the progress of your shipment throughout the entire journey. We provide updates at each stage of the process, ensuring you are aware of key milestones and when to expect your belongings to reach their destination.
Our tracking system allows you to stay updated on your shipment’s whereabouts and progress. You will receive notifications when your shipment enters and leaves the warehouse, clears customs, travels across the ocean, arrives at the destination port, clears destination customs, undergoes processing for delivery, and finally when it is delivered to your new overseas home.
By offering hassle-free tracking and monitoring, SDC International Shipping ensures that you have peace of mind, knowing the status of your shipment at all times.
If you require storage for all or a portion of your belongings, we can also arrange that. We have warehousing facilities in major ocean port terminals throughout the US. So whether you need to store your items before or after the delivery of your consignment, you can rely on our clean and moisture-proof storage for your personal belongings.
Assistance with international moving regulations
SDC International Shipping understands the importance of complying with international moving regulations. Our experienced logistics team is here to guide you through the necessary steps and ensure that you are well-informed before sending your shipment. It’s essential to note that proper documentation is crucial to avoid any issues upon arrival at your destination country.
One of our primary responsibilities is to assist our moving crews in preparing an accurate inventory of the contents of your shipment. Each box is individually numbered, and its contents are carefully recorded.
It’s vital to be specific in the inventory list. If you choose to pack and load your shipping container yourself, we recommend making the list as clear and straightforward as possible.
By adhering to international moving regulations and providing detailed and accurate documentation, we can help you navigate the process smoothly and minimize any potential complications.
Preparing your furniture before
We understand the importance of properly preparing your furniture to ensure its safe transport during your international move. We take the necessary steps to prevent damage to your furniture items throughout the journey.
To accommodate the logistics of your move, we will disassemble furniture as appropriate for each item. For example, beds are often taken apart to ensure they can fit through doorways at your destination.
Table legs are particularly susceptible to breakage during shipment. To mitigate this risk, we remove table legs before loading them onto our moving vans or shipping containers. Additionally, we take extra precautions by individually wrapping tabletops, table legs, or stands using carton pads, bubble wrap, or cloth padding. This customized approach ensures that each piece is adequately protected based on its unique requirements.
By carefully disassembling and wrapping your furniture, we strive to minimize the risk of damage and ensure its safe arrival at your new overseas home.
Taking care of fragile items
We also understand that some of your belongings require special handling due to their fragility or unique shape. Items such as grand pianos, fine art, and patio furniture fall into this category, and our team is well-equipped to handle them with care.
For oddly shaped or fragile items like baby grand pianos and artwork objects, our experienced movers can create custom crates. This ensures that these items are securely protected during transit. Each individual item is wrapped with padding and moving wrap before being placed inside the custom crate.
It is important to note that building your own crate is not recommended. Wood obtained from regular DIY home centers or old crates may not be suitable for international shipment. The wood from these sources may either be untreated or treated with improper materials, jeopardizing the safety of your fragile items.
We strongly advise insuring anything of value that requires crating. Insurance coverage against damage is typically available when professional movers pack your cargo. This extra precaution provides added peace of mind and financial protection.
One of the most crucial aspects of any move is the packing and loading of your household items and personal effects. This involves the physical preparation and execution of transporting your goods from your current location to your destination.
Fragile items such as glassware, stoneware, ceramics, and more are especially susceptible to breakage during transit. To ensure their safety, our movers are equipped with special dish boxes designed specifically to protect these delicate items. We also provide other types of packaging, such as boxes for framed art and mirrors, bicycle boxes, and garment boxes.
These specially designed boxes not only safeguard your belongings but also maximize the use of space within the shipping container. To assist us in providing the most efficient service, it is advisable to inform us as early as possible about the quantities of each item you will be sending.
We strongly discourage loading and packing your shipment on your own. Instead, take advantage of SDC International Shipping’s professional packing services. Our expert packing crew has the necessary experience and expertise to handle your belongings with the utmost care and ensure they are properly protected during transit. Additionally, it is important to note that labeling your inventory list as “packed by owner” can often trigger inspections, resulting in additional costs for assessments. By opting for our expert packing service, you can avoid such situations and save both time and money.
Insuring Your Household Items
We make every effort to protect your items during shipping. However, we recommend purchasing international moving insurance or marine insurance to ensure added protection. These insurance options cater to the specific needs of shipping household items internationally and provide coverage for potential damage or loss. Contact us to discuss insurance options and safeguard your belongings during transit.
How Much Does International Move Cost?
Worldwide moving cost rests on many factors, such as the volume of your shipment, the type of service and shipping method, origin, and final destination.
Volume and size
The cost of your move will depend on various factors. Moving to a small or studio apartment will generally be less expensive than relocating a 4-bedroom house. Additionally, you have the option to choose between a solo 20ft or 40ft container or a shared service, where you only pay for the space you use. These variables will impact the shipping rate. To get an accurate quote, please provide specific details about your move, and our team will provide you with a customized shipping rate based on your requirements.
Type of services and shipping method
The cost of your move will vary based on the type of services and shipping method you choose. Opting for door-to-door service, where we handle the entire process from packing to delivery, may result in higher costs compared to picking up your items from the destination port yourself.
Additionally, the decision to use our packing service or pack your belongings yourself will also affect the overall cost. Similarly, choosing between sea freight and air freight for your shipping container will have an impact on the final price.
To provide you with an accurate quote, we require specific details regarding the services you require and your preferred shipping method. Share this information with us, and our team will provide you with a customized estimate based on your individual needs.
Origin and final destination
The distance between your origin and final destination is a significant factor in determining the cost of your move. Whether you are relocating from Los Angeles to Asia or from LA to Canada, even with the same service, the cost will vary due to the distance involved.
At SDC International Shipping, we understand the importance of providing personalized quotes that cater to your specific needs. Our professional movers take into account the unique requirements of your move, including the distance between your origin and final destination, to create custom quotes that accurately reflect the cost of your relocation.
By considering the specific details of your move, we ensure that the quote we provide is tailored to fit your individual needs. Contact us today, and our team will work closely with you to understand your requirements and provide you with a customized quote based on the distance between your origin and final destination.
At SDC, we understand that the extensive list of tasks involved in moving cargo from one country to another may not be of much interest to the average person relocating abroad. What truly matters to our clients is the assurance that their personal belongings will reach their destination safely and securely.
We take great pride in our dedicated team, as they play a crucial role in ensuring the safe delivery of your belongings. Our experienced team members who visit your home are instrumental in making this happen. They are highly trained professionals who handle each step of the moving process with utmost care and attention. From packing and loading to transportation and delivery, our team is committed to the safe handling and successful arrival of your personal belongings.
We understand that your personal belongings hold immense value, both sentimentally and monetarily. That’s why we prioritize their safety and security throughout the entire relocation process. By entrusting your move to our competent team, you can rest assured that your belongings are in capable hands.
Additional Resources on Moving Household Goods Overseas
- The ultimate international relocation checklist
- International Motorcycle Shipping
- How to fill out a customs form for international shipping
- Shipping Furniture Internationally or Overseas
- Financial tips for moving
- Important tips for relocating with children
Where Are You Moving To?
No matter where you are moving from, we can ship your household items anywhere in the world. Below are just a few countries we move to:
- Hong Kong
- Costa Rica
Move with SDC
Don’t hesitate to contact our main office to ask additional questions. Our logistics representatives will be more than happy to help you make the right and most affordable decision about for move.