Shipping By Air or By Sea
Suddath® provides transportation services via air, sea and land to meet your specific shipment needs. We take into consideration shipment size (weight and volume), origin and destination, available service options, cost components and customer expectations.
The transportation components of our international moving services are scheduled to coordinate with origin services and all aspects are updated in our Global Move Management Software (GMMS) platform.
An international move can be an overwhelming experience, but with an experienced international moving company like Suddath by your side, a process like document preparation is made simple and accurate, and will help you ensure a smoother transition.
INTERNATIONAL MOVING SIMPLIFIED
Less Than Container Load Shipments
For less than container load shipments (LCL), industry-standard new or quality used lift vans are utilized. All air freight shipments are packed into industry standard tri-walled corrugate, palletized, banded air containers (E, D, and LDN). We also use lay-down wardrobes for air shipments to achieve maximum density. All lift vans are sealed and waterproofed prior to loading.
Full Container Load Shipments
Suddath typically orders 20-foot, 40-foot or 40-foot-high cube containers depending upon the volume requirement of the shipment. Prior to loading, containers are thoroughly inspected for any holes or leaks, and the bottom swept.
Steamship containers are loaded at your residence and unloaded at the destination residence, unless restricted by poor access. Containers are held within our agents’ secured facilities prior to and after port drayage, then remain sealed throughout transport unless a visual inspection is required by the customs agent in the destination country.
All containers are specially treated and fumigated to meet environmental and customs standards, eliminating the need for drawn-out customs clearance procedures and reducing overall transit times. However, custom-built crates for international relocation services, when necessary, will be constructed to achieve the maximum possible density and protection for sensitive, fragile or high-value items should industry standard packing containers not provide the optimum density and/or load integrity.
To provide solutions for our customers international moving needs, Suddath offers different container options and transportation methods for the international shipment of household goods. Our experts will go over all options and figure out which works best for you and your budget.
Your Ultimate Moving Overseas Checklist
Moving overseas is an exciting event and could mean a new career, opportunity, or adventure. To make sure your international move goes smoothly, it’s important that you have a plan in place so you can enjoy the experience. This ultimate checklist will provide you with a step-by-step plan to help make sure you have a stress-free transition as you move across international borders.
7 Special Items You Can’t Trust Just Anyone to Move
When preparing for a move, whether you’re moving locally, across the country or across the world, it is necessary to plan on getting help with items that require special handling, packing, or storage.
Understand what items you own that may need extra attention and care during your overseas move.