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Shipping Household Effects to the USA: Part Two

Nov 16. 2018

In the second part of our guide to shipping household contents to the USA, we look at what you should be able to expect from an international moving company:

The Process
One of our experienced estimators will visit you in your home so we can accurately calculate the volume you wish to take and any of your packing requirements. Calculating the correct volume is key to a realistic quotation and the estimator can offer you some invaluable advice in preparation for your move.
■ All of our removals men are trained overseas packers and will ensure your goods are safely packed. Other considerations are tailor made crates for items such as pianos, clocks and glass cabinets etc. Your items are then ready to be loaded on to the shipping container or can be put in to storage for any amount of time you require.
■ As you are shipping your personal effects to the U.S.A. you may require a full 20t, 40t container, we also offer part-loads or groupage containers, where you only pay for the space your possessions take up within a container.
■ We will arrive at your home to pack and wrap your items ready for shipment over a two to three day period with the container being loaded on the last day and the inventory checked, ready for the container to be locked, sealed and driven to the UK port.

Delivery to your new home:
Once your items have been cleared our agent’s operations department will arrange a mutually suitable day for delivery to your new home, or your shipment can be placed in to secure storage facilities. Their services should include full unwrapping of all furniture items, reassembly of items that require non-specialist attention such as beds, dresses and bookcases etc. Other services may be available at an additional cost.

Complete financial protection:
As members of the specialist Overseas Group of the British Association of Removers we are regularly assessed and are fully insured which protects your advance payment guarantee scheme, for your financial protection.

If you have any further questions on the shipping process into and out of the USA; please don’t hesitate to contact our International Department on sales@burkebros.co.uk or 01902 714555.

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