International Movers Seattle
Since 1996, families and businesses in Seattle have relied on us for top-quality moving, shipping and storage services and competitive rates for your international relocation.
Anyone moving overseas is bound to feel both excited and stressed, so we recommend choosing a professional, like us, to help you handle it all. There are a lot of details to consider when you’ve decided to make an international move. Let Mountain Moving & Storage help take some of the weight off your shoulders by working with you in designing a estimate based only on what you need.
Why Choose Mountain Moving & Storage to Move Internationally?
Whether you’re relocating or you’re shipping your household or corporate assets from one corner of the world to the other, Mountain Moving & Storage can help you with challenges such as:
- Customs clearance
- In-home or in-office packing and wrapping
- Short-term and long-term storage solutions
We are an accredited ProMover by AMSA along with over 20 years of moving, shipping and storage experience in Seattle.
International Relocation FAQs
It always helps to be informed no matter where you’re moving overseas which is why Mountain Moving & Storage assigns you a personal international relocation specialist whom you can count on from beginning to end.
Who do I contact for an international estimate?
Call us at (253) 581-2414 or fill out our free estimate form relocation specialist will work with you to determine your needs including going over services offered including international shipping, packing and valuation coverage options.
What are the various service options available to me and how much will it cost?
When moving internationally, you have a plethora of options available based on factors like price, transit time, container options, or routes such as air or sea freight. So, depending on what you need your cost may vary.
How can I plan for an international relocation?
At Mountain Moving & Storage, we recommend that you prep, prep, prep as soon as you know you need to move overseas. Additionally, think about what where you’ll store or dispose of your household goods or which items you’ll be taking with you personally.
How do I know I’ve chosen a licensed and insured international relocation team?
Always verify the credentials of the movers you’ve chosen, especially for an international move. You should also visit their site, research their reputation on BBB and read their reviews on Google or Yelp.
What items should I not include in an international shipment?
Avoid perishable items and anything that could leak during the shipment. For your safety and ours, you shouldn’t include hazardous materials like paint, matches, aerosol cans, gas canisters or other flammable items. If you’re not sure about the items you’re wanting to ship, just ask your international consultant when you’re discussing your estimate.
International Shipping Services
Our experienced rate analysts will review the results of your estimate and help determine the best method of transportation for your possessions. Only a few moving and storage companies offer international shipping services like Mountain Moving & Storage, so we’re prepared to help you understand the complexities of international shipping including:
Valuable/Fragile Items — Special handling or special crating needed for any specific items?
Transit-Time Expectations — Longer transit times will often reduce your rate but may not meet your personal needs. Air shipments typically are the fastest mode of transportation for small shipments but are often more expensive.
Insurance — If you need international insurance coverage, please ask your relocation consultant.
Our international moving specialists will create custom estimates based on the information you provide and will clearly advise items included/excluded in the return rate estimate.
International Relocation Tips
If you’re not sure what the total volume of your goods are, we can help you out with that. A big part of the cost for your shipment depends on the volume. If you’re moving a household that’s less than three bedrooms, a 20-foot container is ideal, whereas if you’re moving a size more than that, you’ll want to ask about availability for a 40-foot container.
Consider these extra details when planning your international relocation:
- If this is a corporate move, will you or your employer be paying?
- Any weight or volume limitations?
- Any transit time restrictions due to housing availability, job start date, etc.?
- Additional cost for insurance to be included/excluded as part of the rate?
International Relocation Estimate from Mountain Moving & Storage
We pride ourselves on serving the communities in which we live. We are also honored that we are trusted by our neighbors to help facilitate their moving and storage needs.
For more information on the local moving services Mountain Moving & Storage can provide to you, fill out our free estimate form or call us at (253) 581-2414.