The Basics of Overseas RemovalsWhen it comes to moving internationally and having your belongings transported to a new country, the same processes which you’d go through during a normal move become a dozen times more complicated and require a huge amount of extra thought and attention in order to be carried off smoothly. In a normal move, things tend to be relatively direct and straightforward (although not necessarily easy) to plan. You need to wrap up your obligations with your previous property (either by selling it, or cleaning up after yourself, recovering your security deposit, and moving on), find a new place (which can involve all kinds of careful considerations about the distance of the property from where you work, study, etc.) and get your belongings moved from the old home to the new one by means of a car, van, or truck. It can take a while and it can definitely be stressful and involve all of your attention, but it is what it is and there are tried and tested systems in place to help the process along – most of which people are familiar enough with in order to get a good start without too much confusion from the very outset. The world of international moves involves a whole array of extra challenges which aren’t present in domestic moves – and therefore requires us to take a whole variety of new perspectives on. Considerations and challenges which most of us have no real understanding of (and therefore find it very hard and often extremely stressful in order to get a grip on) can end up overwhelming us. You’re probably vaguely aware of the idea of having all of your worldly possessions loaded into a giant storage container, but for the sake of clearing up a lot of misconceptions and giving you a good grasp on exactly where to get started in the world of international relocation, here’s some useful some useful information: Sea Freight: The standard system for overseas moves is to have all of your belongings collected from your house and taken to the nearest available port with appropriate transport ships. From there it will be transported by sea, along with dozens of other large containers, to the closest container port near your new home – where it will then be transported on the back of a truck to your property, and then unloaded. The cost for this type of transport is usually calculated according to total full volume of your storage container. Speak to your removals company about the different available sizes of container – there are usually at least a couple of options available which might help you to spend your money in the wisest possible way. Groupage: “Groupage” follows the same system as a standard container taken by a freight ship across the ocean, except for the fact that you don’t have your own container. Instead, you share container space with several other customers.This system is clearly designed for those among us who don’t have very much stuff to transport across the great wide ocean, and because you don’t get your own dedicated container, it is a significantly cheaper option. However, there is a setback – your security is not as guaranteed as it would be otherwise since other individuals will have access to the freight. Airfreight: For those of us who want speed above all else and are willing to pay premium for it, an airborne storage container can be the way to go. In this system, a storage consignment is loaded into a specially fitted plane and taken to the nearest suitable airport to your destination. This system benefits mainly from being very fast, and the loaded container will likely get to any inland locations much more quickly than if it had needed to be driven to location from the nearest port.