||Most overseas moves are conducted through shipping in sea freight containers. Depending on
the size of the move and the speed with which the move items are to arrive at your destination.
There are two main sizes of shipping containers that you can consider, 20 foot which holds approximately 30 cubic meters ( 2-3 bedroom apartment, condo, or medium size link house ), and 40 foot which holds approximately 60 cubic meters (4-5 bedroom large link house, semi-d or medium size bungalow).
There are a number of container usage options available when moving personal effects via Sea Freight, including
- FCL ( If you require a Full Container Load to yourself then you will use the FCL method which allows for direct shipping of your goods in your own dedicated container).
- GROUPAGE (Allows you to share the cost of a container with other people moving personal effects to the same destination which is in a high volume area).
- LCL (Less than Container Load method allows you to send smaller shipments to low volume destinations that don’t have regular group age services, by co-loading with commercial cargo shared containers subject to suitable protection, e.g. crating).
If you require your personal effects to be delivered sooner than it would be possible via Sea Freight, then Air Freight is an option (although obviously more expensive).
Air freight is the quickest method of sending your goods overseas by far, usually taking 7-10 days on a full door to door move basis.
Moving some items by air freight is ideal for those items you will require immediately at destination, allowing the remainder of your items to be sent by traditional shipping methods.
Airlines charge on weight basis calculated from either the actual weight of the shipment, or a minimum weight calculated on a set weight to volume scale (which is 167kgs per cubic meter).
Airfreight is also ideal if you have a low volume or light weight shipment, with items that are important to your daily life and are needed pretty much as soon as you arrive at your destination.