International Moving

Global Moving

Are you moving overseas? 1st Choice Moving & Storage can facilitate the process of whether you plan to move your entire household or a single item. Every country has specific customs, documentation requirements and restrictions and we help you with the necessary international paperwork. We work with you to identify the paperwork, packing restrictions and customs documentation necessary for a smooth global relocation.

Services for Global Shipping include:

  • Documentation: what you need before you move
  • Admissible and Inadmissible items based on destination country
  • Packing, wrapping and crating for global shipments
  • Loading your crate or container and arranging all transportation stages.
  • Arranging for your container to be unloaded at your new home
  • Coordinating shipping times and destination services

Ocean transport is the most common and cost-effective option for overseas moves as compared to air freight. Dependent on the size of your move and  quantity of the goods you are transporting we offer five various options for  your international shipping needs:

Here are the Five Options for Global Moving:

Custom Built Crate

This specialty built crate is generally for transporting medium to large single items usually valuable and fragile in nature. Items such as antique furniture,  large ornaments, artwork, clocks, statues and any such items. We design and build custom crates to the exact specifications required.  For this overseas shipping option we build excellent custom crates for your  goods – the ultimate in international shipping safety and security.

Standard Pallet Crate

Crate dimensions:
3.3 feet x 4 feet x 7 feet
77 cubic feet internally

Standard pallet crate size: the size of a single door closet

What can these crates hold: boxes of items, small furniture, etc

Description: the standard pallet crate holds about 500 lbs. NOTE: packing materials take 10 to 15% of the space

Lift Van Crate

Crate dimensions:
7 feet x 4 feet x 7 feet
197 cubic feet internally

Lift van crate size: the size of three single door closets

What can these crates hold: boxes of items, medium size furnishings, etc

Description: the lift van crate holds about 1,200 lbs. NOTE: packing materials take 10 to 15 % of the space. Shipments that weigh less than 4,000 lbs will often be considered for lift van containerization.

20 Foot Sea Container

Container dimensions:
8.6 feet x 8.6 feet x 20 feet
1,100 cubic feet internally

20 foot container size: the size of a single car garage

What can these containers hold: typical home contents of boxes and furniture

Description: The 20-foot container holds roughly 7,000 pounds We will pack your goods very tightly and if the container is not completely full we will secure it with a bulkhead wall, which prevents any shifting of your goods during transport.

40 Foot Sea Container

Container dimensions:
8.6 feet x 8.6 feet x 40 feet
2,200 cubic feet internally

40 foot container size: the size of a two-car garage

What can these containers hold: typical home contents of boxes and furniture

Description: the 40-foot container is the best option for shipping larger loads of up to about 14,000 lbs. We will pack your goods very tightly and if the container is not completely full we will secure it with a bulkhead wall, which prevents any shifting of your goods during transport.