Planning Your Relocation

When should I arrange a quotation?

It is important to not leave yourself searching for an international relocation company until the last minute. Give yourself plenty of time to arrange quotations, appoint a relocation company and finalize all of your arrangements.

We recommend you make contact a minimum of twelve weeks prior to your planned moving date.

How is the cost calculated?

The cost of sea freight and road freight shipments are based on the total volume of your goods. This is calculated by multiplying the length, breadth and height of the items, to give a total volume in cubic feet.

Air freight shipments are calculated on either the actual gross weight or the volume weight of the goods, whichever is greatest.

What does the quote include?

No two relocations are the same, so our quotation will be specifically tailored to your individual requirements.

But some things are always included:

  • Preparation of all export documentation and all import documentation for the completion of Customs and Agricultural Clearances
  • Payment of terminal charges
  • Delivery direct to store/residence within a 50km radius of the destination port
  • Unpacking and clearance of all waste materials on day of delivery, as required.

The quotation will exclude any import duties or taxes due in various countries, quarantine examinations if ordered or storage if required.

How far ahead should I book?

Ideally, you should confirm dates as soon as possible, as dates are often booked up well in advance.