We’re Moving! Now What?
NY International Shipping would like to set your mind at ease and assure you that it is possible to move overseas without all of the headache and hair pulling! Our professionals know that the key to a smooth international relocation experience is being educated about the international relocation company you choose—verifying beforehand that they have an excellent reputation, good references and are licensed as an NVOCC by the FMC (Federal Maritime Commission) just as NY International Shipping is.
Choosing the right International Relocation Company is paramount to your moving experience, and certainly a difficult decision to make. NY International Shipping suggests that you do your homework first—research several companies that provide the international relocation services you need, call the companies to get a good feel for their level of expertise and customer service (extremely important when it comes to trusting someone to help you move overseas) and cross check the international relocation service costs from company to company—comparing identical international relocation services for identical volumes of goods.
By Sea or By Air?
When relocating overseas, there are two methods through which you can ship your goods—by air or by sea. In order to figure out which shipping method is best for you and your family, you must first calculate the volume of goods you wish to ship. NY International Shipping’s overseas shipping rates are calculated by the total number of cubic feet or kilograms. If you are relocating a large shipment, NY International Shipping suggests you ship by ocean as it is more cost-effective. However, if you are sending a small shipment that falls below the minimum ocean shipment volume, it may be worth shipping by air.
Shipping by ocean is an extremely cost-effective way to ship large shipments; however, it does take a bit longer than shipping by air. Shipping by air is great for small shipments, and you can expect to receive your shipment in approximately 7-14 days for most destinations. Customs is also much easier to clear when shipping by air. NY International Shipping will help you calculate the total volume of goods which you intend to ship and then present you with the best shipping method for your particular needs.
Whether by air or by sea, well-equipped international shipping companies like NY International Shipping will make sure your belongings make it through your international relocation with the best of care.
Big move, Perfect Budget!
While many people going through an international relocation feel too rushed to sit down and draw up a budget beforehand, it is an integral party of the international relocation process that could potentially save you quite a bit in the long-run! NY International Shipping suggests that your family takes a moment to sit down and create a budget before you take one step further.
Where to begin:
Your family can begin to create an international relocation budget by making a list of the items in your home and organizing them into Must-Have, Maybe and Throw Away/Donate categories. Once you have determined what you wish to bring, we will assist you in determining the total volume of your shipment—this will determine the total cost for your shipment. Once you are able to see the total cost for relocating your goods, you can determine whether or not certain items (especially large ones) are worth shipping and adjust the list to fit your budget. It is better to ship less with a licensed, reputable international relocation company than to be lured by the cheap prices advertised by an unlicensed company that does not specialize in international relocation.
How does a professional international relocation company determine shipping costs?
NY International Shipping determines the total cost for relocating your shipment by calculating and adding up the following costs:
- Determine total cubic feet or kilograms of shipment
- Calculate price per cubic feet or kilogram
- Costs of export documents
- Insurance costs (equivalent to 3% of the value of the goods being shipped)
- Port fee or THC (Terminal Handling Charge)
- FAF (Fuel Adjustment Factor)
These are the typical factors taken into account when determining the total cost of the relocation services necessary to move your goods overseas.
No matter what your budget or international relocation needs, NY International Shipping specializes in worldwide moving and will be there from start to finish making your family’s international relocation as stress-free and simple as possible! Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have regarding how to calculate the total volume of your shipment or the best shipping method for your family’s goods.