Are you moving from Los Angeles overseas? Have you found a job in Europe or Asia? Or, are you a returning citizen to your home country? No matter what you are moving and where one thing is for sure: moving isn’t an easy process. You will need a trusted Los Angeles international moving company to handle every aspect of relocation, from packing and heavy lifting to shipping and final delivery.
For years, SDC International Shipping has been moving Americans abroad. We are based in Los Angeles and the bay area and provide household goods and vehicle shipping services to clients in California.
Although our service extends to most origination ports throughout the United States, we run business from our headquarters in Sherman Oaks. Our main warehouse is located in Van Nuys.
Los Angeles Overseas Household Goods Movers
When it comes to shipping household goods overseas, typically, items you have owned for at least a year (for some countries, six months) can enter duty-free. Another important condition that must be met to avoid paying duties is that you must have lived in the US or abroad for at least 12 consecutive months. If you are returning, let’s say, to the UK, and you’ve been living in Los Angeles for less than 12 months, you will also pay value-added tax (VAT) on those items.
While moving possessions across the ocean is a complex job, our Los Angeles international movers pull it off without problems. We are an expert company managing door-to-door international shipments of personal belongings for almost a decade.
Los Angeles Movers Packing Services
If you need professional packing services, our team is ready to assist you in this stressful task. They will come to your address to wrap and pack each item in your house. Our Los Angeles international movers have done this many times, so they know what they are doing. They will take care of your personal effects, especially delicate ones. Every box will be ready for shipping – sealed and labeled.
International Shipping Options from Los Angeles
There are a few shipping options to choose from. We usually ship urgent consignments by air. If you are not in a rush, the best shipping method will be sea freight.
Home goods are sent in shipping containers of different dimensions and sizes. These can be 20ft, 40ft, and 40ft high cube containers. For example, a two-bedroom apartment will easily fit in a 20’ container. A 40’ container can hold larger houses, including a car or motorcycle. For clients that have small cargo, we offer consolidated shipping or LCL (Less than Full Container).
If you are ready to start planning your relocation, consult our Los Angeles international movers for the best strategy to ship your things.
Los Angeles Overseas Vehicle Shipping
If you can’t imagine moving abroad without your car, SDC can arrange reliable vehicle shipping services. We move various vehicles, so you should contact us without any hesitation and see how we can transport your car.
We will ship your vehicle either via container or RoRo, depending on your budget, the type, and the value of your auto. For example, many clients prefer containerized shipments for their expensive cars because of safety. However, the only possible shipping option for super large vehicles will be RoRo.
In any situation, our movers will do their best to prepare your car for international shipment, so you don’t have to worry about your four-wheel “babe” getting damaged during transportation. Start by requesting a quote to get a custom rate for shipping your car!
Special Movers LA for Pianos and Artwork
Some items require more special care than others during shipping. But that isn’t a problem with SDC! We are the kind of international movers in Los Angeles that can handle anything! Your piano or fine art will be safe in our hands. Learn more about:
Moving Insurance Los Angeles
It’s important that your belongings stay protected during shipping. Our SDC international movers will do their best to avoid any harm or damage to your items. Yet, we recommend buying marine insurance to be prepared for the unexpected. If your high-value items get broken or lost, you will be compensated fully or partially, depending on the coverage you choose.
What is the Shipping Cost
We can’t estimate the exact shipping cost from LA precisely because each situation is unique. For example, the international shipping rate from Los Angeles to Australia will differ from quote to Canada, even with the same shipping method and container size. You can fill out an online form to get a custom quote.
Our Service Areas in California
We have a pretty large coverage area in Southern California. We serve clients in the following cities:
- Los Angeles
- Beach Cities
- Long Beach
- Santa Monica
You Should Choose Us
SDC International Shipping is tasked with making relocation less stressful. Our packing and moving crews have experience shipping abroad, so whether you need to ship your home items or vehicle, we can help.
We listen to you and hear your needs to give you the best-personalized service. You will receive a fixed quote with no extra fee. So, get in touch with our logistics experts to begin your relocation.