Relocating Overseas | Resources
International Relocations for Business or Personal Purposes
Relocating overseas is often a stressful process.
It is a time of great change and unknowns. At SPLS, we aim to take at least some of the anxiety out of relocation by taking care of your shipping arrangements.
As a small, family-owned freight forwarding company we provide you with personalised service. We are available to speak to at any time day or night, and on hand to deal with any issues that may emerge.
The first step in moving overseas is getting your belongings or goods properly packed and ready to ship. We have a few resources that will help.
Useful Resources for Packing and International Shipping
The first step to start with is making a list of all your belongings. This will help with tracking your goods, knowing where things are packed, and assist with insurance calculations. Use this Simple Packing List to get started.
The next step is to begin packing. Good, sturdy packing boxes make it easier to store and move your goods, as well as protect them during transportation.
Here are a few packing box suppliers
The final important step before shipping is to arrange insurance. There are all manner of unexpected things that may occur during international shipping. Freight insurance helps provide some security.
Relocating Overseas – Customs Departments
When relocating to another country it is important to understand their laws around the import of goods. Whilst there are often differences between personal and commercial cargo, this does not necessarily mean all personal goods will be allowed.
Tank time to review the regulations for your destination country. This includes anyone relocating to Australia from overseas.
Links to government customs departments for useful information
Assistance With Moving Overseas
Should you need further assistance with all aspects of shipping your belongings to their new home, please contact us.