Moving to Malawi from the USA

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Moving to Malawi from the USA

Thinking about relocating to Malawi from the USA? Here at SDC International Shipping, we specialize in providing top-notch services tailored to make your international move a breeze. Whether you are an individual, student, family, or international traveler, we have you covered with our shipping and removal services to Malawi from the US.

With nearly a decade of expertise in transporting household goods globally, you can trust us to handle your personal belongings securely and efficiently throughout the journey.

Explore below to discover the range of services we offer to assist you on your adventure to this beautiful African nation.


Exporting Household Goods from the USA

Exporting your household goods from the USA to Malawi is a significant step that requires meticulous planning. The journey begins with packing, a crucial task that sets the foundation for a smooth transition. You have the option to pack your belongings yourself or entrust our skilled packers to expertly wrap and pack each item in sturdy cardboard moving boxes, complete with clear labels. Additionally, we offer crates and wooden pallets tailored to the specific needs of your items.

Typically, shipments are dispatched in containers bound for key ports such as Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, Beira and Nacala in Mozambique, or Durban in South Africa. From these ports, your belongings will be safely transported to their final destination in Malawi, ensuring a seamless and secure journey for your cherished possessions.


Air Freight or Sea Freight?

At SDC International Shipping, we provide you with flexibility by offering two primary methods for shipping your goods to Malawi:

  1. Air Freight: Ideal for high-value items requiring special handling and swift delivery or storage. While air freight is efficient for smaller quantities, it can be costly for large shipments.

  2. Sea Freight: Operated in containers of either 20ft or 40ft, sea freight is a cost-effective method for shipping larger quantities of goods. We offer both Full Container Load (FCL) and Less Than Container Load (LCL) options to suit your specific needs. For added peace of mind, consider opting for marine insurance to safeguard your valuable items during transit.

As your trusted international mover, we will guide you through the process of completing custom forms and documents accurately. Upon loading and shipping your container, we will furnish you with copies of the Bill of Lading, confirming that your container has cleared customs in the US and is en route to its destination in Malawi. Rest assured, your belongings are in capable hands every step of the way with SDC International Shipping.


Exporting Goods to Malawi

When exporting goods to Malawi, navigating customs procedures is a crucial step in the process. To streamline this process, you will need a clearing agent to manage the necessary documentation for customs clearance and unloading your shipment from Africa to Malawi.

At SDC, we understand the complexities involved in customs clearance. Let us take the burden off your shoulders by connecting you with a reliable clearing agent who will handle the paperwork and logistics seamlessly. By entrusting this task to us, you can benefit from a hassle-free experience with a one-time fee covering all essential services.

It’s important to note that while some items can be imported duty-free, others may be subject to taxes. Your dedicated shipping coordinator will provide you with detailed information on which contents qualify for duty-free importation. Rest assured that in the rare event of any documentation or cargo issues, you can rely on us to address and resolve the matter promptly and effectively.

Once your household goods clear customs, they will be promptly delivered to your doorstep in Malawi, ensuring a smooth and convenient transition for you. Trust SDC International Household Movers to handle every aspect of your move with care and professionalism.


Car Shipping to Malawi

Shipping your car to Malawi is a straightforward process with SDC International Shipping. We offer 20- and 40ft containerized as well as Roll-on Roll-off (RORO) shipping options for your convenience. Typically, motor vehicles are transported to key ports like Maputo in Mozambique or Dar-es-Salaam in Tanzania from departure points such as Tilbury or Southampton, with an average transit time of 18-23 days.

Once your vehicle arrives at one of these ports, you have the flexibility to arrange its collection and transportation to Malawi independently. Alternatively, you can opt for our additional service where we handle the collection of your vehicle from the port for a fee.

Before shipping your vehicle, ensure you have the following documents ready:

  • Bill of Lading
  • Passport
  • Invoice
  • Registration card
  • Employment contract

For the best shipping solution tailored to your needs, please reach out to our dedicated car shipping agent. Trust SDC International Shipping to provide you with a smooth and reliable car shipping experience to Malawi.


Major Moving Destinations in Malawi

Explore some of the prominent destinations in the country where expatriate communities thrive. At SDC International Shipping, we offer comprehensive door-to-door moving services to these cities and beyond:

  • Lilongwe
  • Blantyre
  • Karonga
  • Kasungu
  • Mangochi
  • Mzuzu
  • Salima
  • Zomba

Whether you are relocating to the bustling capital of Lilongwe or the commercial hub of Blantyre, our services cater to all these major moving destinations in Malawi. Count on us to facilitate a seamless and stress-free moving experience to any city or town in the country. Trust SDC International Shipping to make your relocation journey a smooth and rewarding one.


Facts About Malawi

  • Malawi is a landlocked country in southeastern Africa.
  • The name “Malawi” stands for “fire flames” and comes from the Maravi Kingdom.
  • Malawi has two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Lake Malawi National Park and Chongoni Rock-Art Area.
  • 85% of the 18.6 million Malawian population live in rural areas.
  • Malawi is the fourth poorest country in Africa, with over half the population living in poverty and one-fifth in extreme poverty.
  • Lake Malawi contains a remarkable biodiversity with an enormous range of fish species, most of them endemic.
  • Malawi faces challenges with a high girl dropout rate from education.
  • The Shire River is the only river that flows out of Lake Malawi.
  • Tobacco is indeed one of Malawi’s biggest export products.
  • In 1968, Malawi became the only country outside Denmark to have a factory of Carlsberg beer.
  • Chambo is a popular fish dish in Malawi.
  • While Malawi has made strides in safety and security, it may not be accurate to categorically state it as one of the safest countries in Africa due to various factors that can impact safety levels.


Additional Info for Your International Move

  • Moving Pianos Internationally: Discover how we handle the intricate process of moving pianos across borders.
  • Artwork Shipping Overseas: Learn about our specialized methods for transporting valuable artwork securely.
  • International Moving Tips: Prepare your household goods effectively with our expert tips for a smooth relocation.

For further inquiries regarding your move to Malawi, reach out to us at (877) 339-0267. No matter where you are in the USA, our knowledgeable moving agent is ready to assist you in discussing shipping methods, prices, and any other questions you may have. Trust SDC International Shipping to provide you with the guidance and support you need for a successful international move.

Moving to Malawi from the USA

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