Experienced International Movers in Los Angeles
Experience matters for international moving. Just like a well-rehearsed Hollywood film crew, your overseas moving company should have the experience and talent to make your international move a flawless production. Suddath® performs over 10,000 international moves every year, and we have won many industry awards, including five EMMA wins (Expatriate Management & Mobility Award) for our international services.
Reduce stress and look forward to the destination. A move abroad should feel like an opportunity for adventure, not stress. With over a century in the business, Suddath has developed a streamlined international moving process, with the experience and skills to make the overseas move a positive one. Our teams are fluid, skilled, and dedicated to making your overseas move a stress-free event.
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TRUST GOES A LONG WAY
The movers were very professional and courteous and all of my property was delivered in excellent condition. I highly reccommend them!
Can’t say enough about our great experience with United/Suddath, from the minute we met with Joaquin. He explained the process, carefully evaluated the packing and move and was always available for any questions we had. The estimate provided was the final price without any “extras”. Dianna Smoltz answered questions and gave us feedback to keep us posted. The overall moving experience was great, not at all the nightmare we had heard other friends had experienced. They packed our house, moved everything out and a week later they delivered to our destination. Nothing but good things to say about the whole team.
Sterling & Cindy Zimmerman
My whole experience with Suddath was fantastic. I really appreciated Joaquin Guzman, who was my relocation consultant, who walked me through the process and worked to get me the right setup for my move. He was very professional and helpful!
We are extremely pleased with the customer service of all people who assisted us in our move from TX to CA. Everything went very smoothly: from the pick up and shipment of 2 cars; from packing all our stuff by a crew of 3 people, building the crates for glass and large pictures by team of 2; from loading the boxes and furniture onto the truck to unloading everything in our new California home by 2 crews. All the teams were very professional, easy to deal with, placed the furniture in the right places and made sure we are completely satisfied before they left. A special thank you to our move coordinator Rachel Estrada who was checking on our progress daily and making sure everything is going on smoothly and our awesome driver who was also loading/unloading our stuff, assembling furniture and driving the truck. All the items were carefully delivered in a very short period of time, we are very grateful to all the people who helped us with the move and made it so easy. THANK YOU!!!!
Sam and Mike were excellent with United Van Lines. Rachel is an ever more fantastic move coordinator, answering every single one of my questions. I would highly recommend this service to anyone, and I am so glad that Chevron works with Suddath. I have to commend Rachel for working with me and ccordinating my move even during the unprecedented times that we are living in currently with the Coronavirus. Thank you for all of the support.
Joaquin Guzman was instrumental in ensuring that my parents’ move from LA to Sacramento was seamless! He was always available to answer any questions we had and he was very responsive to our needs. The mover Danny arrived on time and he was very careful with my parents’ belongings and furniture. I will definitely use Suddath again. Job well done!!!
I used Suddath’s moving services for an across-Los-Angeles move, and everything was completely seamless. Instrumental to process was Joaquin Guzman, who was both friendly and professional in getting me started. His advice helped me make an informed choice on the level of service I needed, and the consultation gave me the opportunity to ask every question I had. He remained communicative and supportive through the entire process, and I have to say it was the easiest move I’ve ever done. Won’t be the last time I use Suddath’s moving services!
Elaine was very communicative and answered all of my questions in a timely manner.
Had a great moving experience with Joaquin and the crew.
INTERNATIONAL MOVING SERVICES
Flexible Packing and Unpacking Services
Our packing and unpacking services are designed to provide the level of service that makes you the most comfortable. Just let your international moving coordinator know your needs and budget and they will discuss with you whether DIY, partial packing, or full-service packing is right for you. Whatever option works best for you, our goal is to move your things safely and make sure we also protect your peace of mind.
Moving abroad requires that the items being shipped comply with the destination country's customs and regulations for imported goods. Our international moving team receives specialized training in customs regulations, and Suddath as a whole is certified through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT).
There are many details to consider for a move originating from Los Angeles, but even more so when your move crosses international borders. Our team will assist you with any documents that need to be completed in order to properly declare items to customs and avoid any unnecessary delays.
Ocean and Air Freight
Suddath provides international moving services via air, sea, and land. Your international move may require one, all, or a couple of these services. While you don't need to worry about the precise logistics, your international move coordinator will meet with you and advise you of the best plan for your location, budget and dates.
Our services include custom crating for your unique items. Our team of skilled international movers can construct solid crates in the exact dimensions needed to keep your belongings safe for the duration of the overseas relocation.
Piano Moving Services
There's no need to leave the music behind – Suddath international moving services is experienced in piano moving and can expertly ship your instrument to your new international location.
Depending on what corner of the world your journey takes you, your pet may be subject to different rules and regulations in order to enter your new country. Your Suddath international relocation coordinator can help you request and organize all of the paperwork you will need.
Short and Long-Term Storage
If you’re unable to take certain items with you, we are equipped to keep your items safe while you’re abroad.
Your items will be stored in a fully-enclosed, secured vault within our climate-controlled warehouse, carefully padded, labelled and tracked electronically.
INTERNATIONAL MOVING RESOURCES
Los Angeles International Movers FAQ
The best way to investigate the local moving company you hire is first, to check online sources and reputable third-party websites. Once you have completed a read of Google Reviews, check with independent organizations like the Better Business Bureau (“BBB”). They exist to verify that the companies you are considering are established and accredited. If the local mover you are considering has had complaints filed with the BBB, you can easily access that information.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, or FMCSA, is another resource of valuable information. This organization exists to ensure that all commercial carrier vehicles that meet certain requirements have a Department of Transportation (DOT) number. With the DOT number, look up your international moving company on the FMCSA website. You can also ask the moving company directly for their (DOT) number.
We also recommend that you ask your international mover for any accreditations they have earned and what industry associations they belong to. Lastly, request their insurance information and be sure it is accurate and current. Any reputable overseas moving company will supply this information readily to its customers.
Lastly, pay special attention to the company’s process for providing a quote. Before they can provide customers with a moving quote, international moving companies must perform a home walkthrough prior to moving day. If the pricing is vague or if the company is unwilling to commit to a bottom-line number, we recommend finding a different overseas moving company in the greater L.A. area.
Our drivers also must complete our own a separate program at Suddath University where local and long-distance drivers spend time in intensive training on-location. Overall, training lasts over 250 hours.
At Suddath University, there are multiple training rooms with different labs for technology, process training, and soft skills training. There is even a pre-fab apartment built into the warehouse where drivers must utilize their training for packing and loading containerized shipments. The program helps our international movers excel at customer service while they’re executing your move abroad.
Absolutely. As a local Los Angeles moving company, Suddath has climate-controlled space just for storing our customers’ household items as long as necessary. With over 3 million square feet of space across the nation, Suddath’s storage facilities are also trusted by companies to store their products and goods. We frequently store food, medical supplies, and many other items that our business customers depend on to keep safe. Because of this, our Los Angeles storage warehouse uses state-of-the-art security to keep your household items safe.
In addition to the training our drivers and operators receive, Suddath invests significantly in training our warehouse staff. In these training sessions, they are taught best practices for proper crating of your goods. This ensures that not only are your goods stored to prevent damage, but they’re also tracked using best-in-class warehouse technology.
For customers who feel that seeing is believing, your coordinator is happy to schedule a tour of our Los Angeles warehouse.